Prost! Where to celebrate Oktoberfest 2019 in Perth
Ready your lederhosen and polish your steins, Oktoberfest returns!
Pumping with the beat of oompah bands, the sound of the filling steins and the scent of sizzling bratwurst, numerous events are kicking off in Perth to celebrate the annual Bavarian festival of Oktoberfest! As the Bavarian cultural highlight of the year nears, we’ve put together a list of events where you can get your bier and bratwurst!
Elmar’s in the Valley Oktoberfest
Celebrate the flavour and fun of Germany in the heart of the Swan Valley with Elmar’s in the Valley once again opening up their massive two-acre bierngarten! At the original authentic German event, taste golden brews including the star of the festival, Elmar’s specially brewed Märzen, which has been conditioning since March and will be ready just in time for the festival! The Märzen beer has a rich amber colour with a clean, malty, thirst quenching character, which is finished off with a delicate, but firm hop flavour. You can also put your lips to Elmar’s range of wines, their pilsner and Helles beers and, for the first time this year, a selection of spirits. The event is cash-only, though ATMs will be on site, but make sure to bring cash along to avoid the queues. For a tasty treat there will be a range of traditional German cuisine, including pork shank, German bratwurst and Cheese Kransky among the range of options.
Enjoy a slew of activities including stein holding, tugs-o-war, Bratwurst eating, sack racing, human wheelbarrow, brewer’s run, three-legged race, bottle ride, dartboard soccer, pie eating, sauerkraut throw and dead hang.
Bring the whole family along with an all ages family fun day on Sunday October 13, featuring face painting, bouncy castle, a bucking bull and Cups and Saucers to entertain the kids, while you browse a range of stalls from Kanga Markets in an event first.
So bring along your chairs and picnic rugs, gents put on your lederhosen and ladies your dirndl for a day a Germany’s best biers and brats!
When: October 12 and 19 (18+), October 13 (Family Day),
Where: Elmar’s in the Valley, 8731 West Swan Rd, Henley Brook
Oktoberfest in the Gardens Perth
Party like a Bavarian in the heart of the city as Oktoberfest returns to Langley Park with two big top beer halls, authentic German food and a wide selection of imported beer, cider and wine. As well as roving accordion players, pretzel fräuleins, a 20 piece brass band, yodellers, a silent disco, wood choppers and sideshow alley, on multiple stages there will be live bands and DJs pumping the tunes into the night.
When: October 12, 1pm to 9pm
Where: Langley Park, 103 Riverside Dr, Perth CBD
You know an Oktoberfest will deliver when it is run by the Germans themselves, so head round to The Rhein-Donau Club for a full month of their annual Oktoberfest festivities. Hosted by Perth’s German-speaking club, experience authentic live music, the Edelweiss folk dancers, cuisine and entertainment including bell ringers, wood choppers, an air rifle gallery. Of course, there will be the traditional beer stein holding competition.
When: Every Friday and Saturday night in October, Family Day October 27
Where: The Rhein-Donau Club, 110 North Lake Rd, Myaree
Oktoberfest Ascot Racecourse - Beer Hall
Keen to enjoy the races but don’t want to miss out on the Oktoberfest fun? Ascot Racecourse has you covered with a massive beer hall filled with the Oktoberfest theming, live entertainment and a complimentary beer stein and lager upon entry. In addition to the flowing drinks, get your taste buds going with a range of food trucks as well as German-style bratwursts, sauerkraut, Wiener schnitzel and ham hocks.
When: October 19, 9am to 6pm
Where: Ascot Racecourse, 70 Grandstand Rd, Ascot
The Osborne Park Hotel First Annual Oktoberfest
A new addition to the October festivities, the Osborne Park Hotel will be hosting their first ever Oktoberfest event this year! Enjoy the weihenstephaner hefe and pilsner on tap, a free pretzel and glass beer stein on entry, as well as live entertainment with an Oompah band from 11am!
When: October 5, 11am to 4pm
Where: Osborne Park Hotel, 216 Main St, Osborne Park