Calling all parents who want their kids to experience the exciting tastes and culture of a foreign country without having to jump on a plane – you need to diarise an outing to the Oktoberfest in the Swan Valley.

Like its famous counterpart in Munich, this authentic beer and folk festival is known for being a festive oompah-pa-pa-party, but because the organisers of the Swan Valley event don’t want the younger generation to miss out on all the fun, they’ve arranged a special all-ages event on Sunday 22nd October.

Games & Activities

The focus will be on family-friendly games and activities including a Bucking Bull, bouncy castle and all-star basketball plus all the traditional Bavarian food and drinks.

Drinks & Foods

Oktoberfest-in-the-Valley at the award-winning Elmar’s brewery and restaurant has become an annual institution with sell-out crowds flocking to the two-acre ‘biergarten’ to enjoy the specially brewed Marzen Oktoberfest beer.  This year, organisers have promised an even bigger and better celebration, but it’s definitely not just about the beer.

You’ll be able to taste a variety of traditional German foods including roasted pork shank, bratwurst sausage, Käsespätzle (German ‘mac and cheese’), Kartoffelschnitze (potato wedges) Schweineschnitzel (crumbed pork schnitzel) and sauerkraut, plus there will be lots of other snacks, meals and soft drinks available too.

Enjoy with Safety

To keep everyone safe, Oktoberfest in the Valley is a ‘glass-free’ event with all beverages served in polysafe containers, including the famous one-litre steins which are ubiquitous in Bavarian beerhalls.

Swan Valley Oktoberfest with family and friends

Lesson for Kids

This authentic Bavarian experience is not only a great opportunity to spend time with the family in a fun and exciting outdoor environment, it’s also a great opportunity for kids to get a history lesson without even knowing it!

The Oktoberfest tradition actually began hundreds of years ago in 1810 when the citizens of Munich were invited to attend festivities on fields in front of the city gates in celebration of a royal wedding.  The world-famous beer and folk festival has been held virtually every year since then on those very same fields, with over six million visitors attending each year!


Why not make it a special family bonding weekend? With a special discount for Oktoberfest guests at the Big 4 Discovery Park – Perth Vineyards and a variety of activities on offer including a swimming pool, games room, movies and pedal carts, you’ll have the perfect base for enjoying your authentic Bavarian beerfest and keeping the whole family entertained.

Parking & Other Important Bits

With free onsite parking and regular shuttle buses from Guildford train station and the Ellenbrook shops directly to the venue, even little legs will find getting there a breeze.  So dress up in your lederhosen and dirndls or dress down for casual fun, pack a picnic blanket and chairs, load up the family and head for the valley on Sunday 22nd October. Tickets are available from or for more information, contact them on 08 9296 6354.