Australia’s largest and most authentic Bavarian-inspired Oktoberfest festival is returning to Perth this October! Don’t miss out on the fun & beer! Read more:
🍻 Oktoberfest in the Gardens 🍻
Oktoberfest in the Gardens is Australia’s largest and most authentic Oktoberfest experience! Now in it’s seventh year, it’s returning to Perth, October 7th at Langley Park!
That’s right. Grab your lederhosen and/or dirndl, get a group of mates together and most importantly get your tickets – because this year is going to be awesomely and stupendously WUNDERBAR!
Oktoberfest in the Gardens covers all bases. There will be German Bier Halls, German food stalls, entertaining performances (including roving entertainers like accordionists, circus performers and magicians), fun rides and lots of on-stage competitions and games, plus a silent disco!
Plus, to top it off, every ticket to Oktoberfest in the Gardens 2017 includes a commemorative event stein (550ml) and can of German beer on entry! Now that’s something to yodel about. Those steins come in handy around the house!
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Every year, I love to celebrate Oktoberfest in Perth! Thanks to my German father, I proudly hold dual citizenship of Australia and Germany – and so I enthusiastically jump at any chance of celebrating my heritage and all things GERMAN!
I love wearing a traditional dirndl dress and dressing up into full deutsches mädchen costume, having been to a majority of Oktoberfest events in Perth annually. I can say, without a doubt, the biggest and craziest event is Oktoberfest in the Gardens. Every year the event organisers put on quite the show, brimmed with glorious amounts of food, entertainers and spoiling everyone for choice with an extensive range of beers on tap.
Will I see you there this year? Look out for me – I’ll be wearing the same blue dirndl as pictured above. Don’t be a stranger, if you do see me, come up and say hi and we can cheers “Prost!” together! Would be nice to meet some of my ‘PerthGirl’ readers. 🙂
🎺 ENTERTAINMENT at Oktoberfest in the Gardens 🎵
Branded “bigger and better” in 2017, Langley Park will play host to the two largest big top beer halls seen at any Oktoberfest event across the country, seating over 6,000 Oktoberfest goers and providing a great spot to watch roving entertainment, eat, drink, converse and chill.
To replicate the traditional München festival, there will be a long list of German entertainers including a 20 piece brass band, yodellers, roving accordion players, pretzel fräuleins and a number of other German bands on and off stage.
The main outdoor stage will feature top local bands throughout the day and will showcase top DJs at night. The silent disco will have a massive three-channel, 500 person availability, and will feature nearly 30 local DJs across a variety of genres. A must-visit!
And there will also be a live & local stage for up-and-coming local bands – so come down and support local talent!
Throughout the day event MCs will host a number of Oktoberfest themed on-stage games and competitions. Win prizes for Miss (and Mr) Oktoberfest, stein holdings and bratwurst eating competitions. I think I may enter the stein holding competition this year because I have been weight training at the gym – I’m feeling extra confident in my abilities 😉
For the young at heart or those on Tinder dates, check out the Sideshow Alley for target practice, bumper cars and crazy wilds!
🍗 DELICIOUS GERMAN FOOD 🍔
At Oktoberfest in the Gardens, you can expect an extensive menu with German favourites like German Bratwurst varieties (Kranski and Curry Wurst with sauerkraut), Pork knuckles (hocks), Roast pork rolls off the spit, German chevaps, Bavarian meatloaf, Wood fired flammkuchen, Roasted chicken, Pulled pork and beef sliders, Braised meat rolls, Burgers, Pomme frites, chips & potato salad, Laugenbrezel (pretzels), Waffles, Gingerbread hearts and other German pastries and cakes.
Look out for the local caterers and food vans too – there will be OktoberFeast, Andy’s Bratwurst Hut, Little Home Bakery, Bavarian Bakehouse, Al Aleman Loco, Stick House, HamburgER and Belgian Waffles.
AND BEER? 🍺
Thanks to having Weihenstephan as a major event partner (that so happens to be the world’s oldest brewery), Oktoberfest in the Gardens has a huge range of imported beer, cider and other beverages available for purchase. This includes the worlds finest Märzen, the traditional Oktoberfest bier that is made by only 6 licensed breweries in Germany.
The beverage menu is shaping up to include:
- Weihenstephan Pilsner
- Weihenstephan Hefe
- Weihenstephan Kristal
- Hofbrau Oktoberfestbier
- Hofbrau Original Lager
- Hofbrau Dunkl
- Paulaner Original Lager
- Paulaner Pilsner
- Lowenbrau Original Lager
- Spaten Munich Lager
- Tucher Oktoberfestbier
- Erdinger Hefe
- Hundehaus Original Lager
- Hundehaus Premium Pilsner
- Weidmann Pilsner
- Somersby Apple & Pear Cider
- Deep Woods Wines (SSB, Rose & Cab Shiraz)
- Henkell German Sparkling
- Peach & Apple Schnapps
- Finlandia Vodka + Soda/Lemonade/Redbull
- Jack Daniels + Coke
- Sailor Jerry Rum + Coke
- Gordons Gin + Tonic
- Water + Soft Drinks
WHERE TO GET A COSTUME 👗
Need help on where to find an Oktoberfest costume? Or left it right down to the last minute? Do not fret, there’s plenty of Oktoberfest costume hiring and buying options out there. Some ideas are:
- For cheap second-hand local buys: Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree,
- For affordable & bigger range of costumes with time for shipping: Ebay all the way
- Costume Online Stores (with time for shipping): Costumes in Australia, Blossom Costumes, Costume Collection, Costume Box, Disguises, Heaven Costumes.
- Costume In-Stores in Perth (no time for shipping): Character Creations, Doyles Fancy Costumes, AJs Costume Hire, Costumes in the Valley, Hurly Burly, Walk the Plank Costume Hire, Costume Studio, Chameleon Costumes.
Oktoberfest in the Gardens also has an online Costume Shop here. Either way, you can crawl the internet for options, hire or buy a costume from a store in Perth, or if you’re extra tight on cash – look up who is selling their Oktoberfest costume in the local classifieds or Facebook buy & sell group pages.
Hope this article has sparked your interest in checking out this year’s Oktoberfest in the Gardens to celebrate all things German in Perth, while having an absolute blast with friends and family. I’ll update this blog with more insight and pictures from my own experience after the event. See you there!
OKTOBERFEST IN THE GARDENS 👇👇
|Tickets are on FINAL RELEASE.|
|Langley Park, Perth CBD|
|Saturday, 7 October 2017|
|1pm – 9pm|