Oktoberfest in the Gardens 2018


On Saturday the 6th October, Wayville Showgrounds played host to Australia’s biggest and best German food and beer festival – Oktoberfest in the Gardens.

Flocking from far and wide, fräuleins and jungen (boys and girls) donned their best gaudi-leathers and lederhosen to celebrate all things German for the evening.

44118645_270814343564775_1254148351855689728_nJubilee Pavilion was transformed into a German wonderland, with the national flag as well as the blue and white Kingdom of Bavaria flag hung proudly on every wall.

A variety of food stalls offered mouth-watering German delicacies ranging from sauerkraut, cheese kranskies and bratwurst, to flammkuchen, frites and candied nuts.

But have no fear, fussy eaters – all your old favourites were available too, including hot chips, hot dogs and doughnuts.

44118569_1148079912007279_48734173568958464_nOur ultimate favourite item on the menu had to be the sweet and savoury pretzels from PretzelMania – pictured here are the cookies and cream (right) and salted caramel (left) pretzels ($9).

Two large bars stocked an endless array of beers ranging from light to heavy lager, as well as cider, wine and other alcohol to keep your beer-gut satisfied all evening.

Whilst sitting down to enjoy a drink (or two) in Adelaide’s largest heated beer hall, we were treated to plenty of on-stage entertainment including best dressed and stein-holding competitions, and live music from a mix of German folk bands and contemporary DJs.

44141315_2030388073692392_3058662600523907072_nFor some interactive fun, you could win yourself an oversized teddy bear at the sideshow games, or put on a set of headphones and bop about in the Silent Disco.

Held Australia-wide in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, Oktoberfest in the Gardens is the perfect way to kick off Oktoberfest in spectacular style!

For a glimpse into what the event was like, check out Oktoberfest in the Gardens’ official event video below!

Video: Nokturnl Events on Vimeo

Tickets could be purchased on Moshtix or their website, with limited-time early-bird tickets selling for $29, or regular tickets selling for $39 online or $45 at the door.

Stay tuned for news of next year’s Oktoberfest celebrations by liking Oktoberfest in the Gardens on Facebook or following them on Instagram


Oktoberfest in the Gardens

Date: Saturday 9 October 2018

Time: 1:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Jubilee Pavilion, Wayville Showgrounds, Goodwood Road, Wayville


  • Early-bird: $29
  • General Admission: $39
  • At the door: $45


See you next year, Oktoberfest!

Catch you at another cafe,

Tayla x


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