The traditional Octoberfest is something that was a huge weekend in Perth, it was called Spring in the Valley. That has since been scrapped and now half a dozen wineries and breweries are putting on events under their own steam. Elmars, Oakover and The Great Northern Distillery are just three of those putting on events on the 10th October. Elmer are charging $20 on the door, there is Reggae at the great Northern.
Travelling to and from the Swan Valley is not the easiest by public transport with the nearest train station being Midland or Guildford. There is a Swan Valley Shuttle once you get there.
Perth Stretch Hummers offers return trips to and from the Swan Valley and also organise all day and half day tours including wineries, breweries and a lovely platter lunch. If you need more info on the Swan Valley Wine tours, which are totally bespoke then you can call 0437 546642 or visit www.perth-hummer.com.au/swan_valley_wine_tours.htm
You can book Swan Valley Wine Tours at any time although between Wed and Sunday will offer the most choice of open wineries and breweries.