Oktoberfest For Families – A Great Day Out

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 at Elmar’s in the 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 13th October.  The focus will be on family-friendly games and activities including a Bucking Bull, bouncy castle and tug-o-war plus all the traditional Bavarian food and drinks.

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 Märzen Oktoberfest beer.

You’ll be able to taste a variety of traditional German foods including Elmar’s Signature dish- pickled and roasted pork shank, a selection of Bratwurst sausages and sauerkraut, plus there will be lots of other snacks, meals and soft drinks available too.

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.

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!

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 13th October.   Tickets are available from Elmars or for more information, contact them on 08 9296 6354.

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