Final Call For Oktoberfest in the Gardens!

A treat from Bavaria

Simon Fogliani
May 26, 2019
Arts & Events

Where: Langley Park

When: Saturday October 7th, 1pm-9pm.

If you haven't already, now's your last chance to grab tickets for Weihenstephan's Oktoberfest in the Gardens. Last year's festival was completely sold out, so get in quick if you want in on an afternoon of two big top beer halls, rides, sideshows, a silent disco, competitions and more.
"We are proud to announce that once again Oktoberfest in the Gardens will be held in the Perth CBD, again at the west end of Langley Park. This riverside venue is like no other in Perth and provides the perfect setting for this outdoor event."

All the German you could ask for

Oktoberfest food
A feast to suit all tastebuds

If you're a fan of German food, this is the place to be. You'll find all kinds, from bratwurst & burgers to flammkuchen & pretzels, and of course, the glorious schweinshaxe (pork knuckle). On the beer end, there's a long list of German names: Weihenstephan themselves, Hoffbrau, Paulaner, Löwenbräu, Tucher, Spaten, Hundehaus, Weidmann and Erdinger. On entry to the event, you get both a cold can of one of the above and a commemorative stein to hold it in.

“We've got a huge range of imported beer, cider and other beverages available for purchase at Oktoberfest in the Gardens. This includes the world's finest Märzen, the traditional Oktoberfest bier that is made by only 6 licensed breweries in Germany."

Sweet tooth? Never fear. On top of all the meats and beers, you can find a bundle of pastries and cakes, gingerbread hearts and Belgian waffles. There's also wine available, including Henkell's sparkling range, and spirit mixers like Gordon's Gin and Tonic, and Sailor Jerry Rum and Coke.

A carnival and contests

Oktoberfest night
The night doesn't get quiet

The Oktoberfest stages feature live music all day, no matter where you are. Roving accordion players, a 20 man brass band for the beer halls and yodelling a plenty, while local bands compete for the top spot of the festival on the main stage. All the while, the event has a 500 headphone, three channel silent disco, featuring 30 DJs from all over Perth, with some later on going considerably less silent on the main stage.

"From the outright ridiculous to the incredibly talented, we've got musicians, magicians, clowns, circus performers, mimes and many more."

Throughout Oktoberfest in the Gardens, expect event MCs to chime in for the on-stage games, with prizes to be won for bratwurst-scoffing speed eaters, beefy beer holders and Mr. and Ms. Oktoberfest. If the spectacle isn't enough, there's also a side show of thrill rides and carnie games, because who can say no to drunken bumper cars?

A year of beer

Oktoberfest Perth steins
Plenty beer to go around

If you're an especially big fan of Weihenstephan, or just love your beer, there's a jackpot to be won in the way of a 30 cast Wall of Weihenstephan. The winner of the draw gets to choose whatever mix of beers they want from their core 7, all in bottles. All that's needed to enter is a name and email address, and a like on the Weihenstephan Facebook page.  On top of a chance to win already at Oktoberfest in the Gardens, there's also going to be an online draw come November 3.

To see more about the Oktoberfest event, you can check out the official website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Tickets available from Moshtix, and entries to the Wall of Weihenstephan can be made here.

All photos courtesy of @OktoberfestInTheGardens

Simon Fogliani

Raised in Perth, I have long held its people in high regard. Indeed, I relish the chance to find new places; meet new people. I've a passion for food, books, performing and visual arts, as well as the honest discussion of virtually any topic. Naturally, I enjoy offering reviews and drawing attention to small Perth businesses and people, gathering as much information about them as I can muster. My only hope is that what I do can inspire so much as one person to take a look at the gems around them.