Whether you’re an Oktoberfest first-timer (heaven forbid) or you’ve been 100 times before – chances are you haven’t heard about some exciting additions to the German craft beer extravaganza. If you’re after something a little more on the sophisticated side, then you can’t go passed the festivities at Ascot Racecourse; and for those mindful of the impending beer belly, there’s always The Oktoberfest Beer Run. Perth, it’s time get out that dusty Lederhosen or Dirndl!
Oktoberfest at Ascot Racecourse
A spanking new event for the glimmering grounds of Ascot Racecourse, Oktoberfest at Ascot will host Perth’s largest Beer Hall, a lot (and a lot) of German food, live entertainment and complimentary steins. Most famous for its vibrant social scene, the venue is perfect for some sleek sipping (more like chugging) on the lush lawns of springtime. So swap your fascinator for some fun Bavarian attire and rally up your friends!
When: Oct 19
Where: Ascot Racecourse
Oktoberfest in the Gardens
The long-awaited return of Oktoberfest in the Gardens is almost over. The picturesque Langley Park will play host to over 14,000 party goers in Perth’s largest (and loudest) Oktoberfest celebration. Expect a 20-piece brass band, yodelers, roving accordion players, pretzel fräuleins, and some German-inspired gigs on stage. Let the drinking, eating, dancing, and singing begin!
When: Oct 12
Where: Langley Park
Oktoberfest at Elmar’s in the Valley
The closest you’ll come to a traditional Bavarian experience, the semi-rural locale of Henley Brook is the perfect spot to dally in green pastures with a craft bevvie in hand. Just 30 minutes out of the city, the sweeping vineyards at Elmar’s in the Valley boasts three Oktoberfest events, with both strictly 18+ shenanigans as well as a fun-filled family day. Here, you’ll find old-fashioned games, live music, delicious German goodies, a bouncy castle, local stalls, and even a bucking bull!
When: Oct 12 & 19; Family Day Oct 13
Where: Elmar’s in the Valley, Henley Brook
Oktoberfest Beer Run Perth
The beloved pub crawl has taken on a whole new meaning as The Oktoberfest Beer Run swings into town. Not quite your traditional Oktoberfest event, but more an opportunity to drink beer and not feel bad about your beer belly at the end. Runners will travel to five different breweries in Perth and be rewarded with plenty of goodies at the end – so stay tuned for news about featured breweries and running routes.
When: Oct 27
Where: Across Perth CBD; Venues TBA