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8 Awesome Things To Do In Perth This October

By Sophie Hodges - 01 Oct 2018

Not to scare anyone, but we’ve hit the last three months of 2018. In order to make the most of it, we’ve rounded up some of the best things to check out in Perth this October. We’ve got wine, fried chicken and Disney villains…keep reading and that last one will make more sense. Check ‘em out, gang. 

Mother Clucka Fried Chicken Festival

You had me at fried chicken. This is Perth’s first fried chicken battle. Yep, you read that right. Six traders, one day and only one can be crowned the champion. Get down and enjoy some $2 fried chicken and be sure to cast your vote. This battle promises to be epic. 

When: October 14, 11am to 10pm
Where: Badlands Bar, 1/3 Aberdeen St
For more info, click here

Yum Cha At Vasse Felix

An annual tradition at one of Margaret River’s oldest wineries, Vasse Felix’s Yum Cha is the ultimate Sunday feast. Head chef Brendan Platt brings you ten dishes accompanied by Vasse Felix wines. Get in quick because tickets will be hot property. Well worth the daytrip, if you ask us. 

When: October 21, 10:30am to to 12:30pm
Where: Vasse Felix vineyard, Caves Rd & Tom Cullity Drive, Margaret River
For more info, click here

Beyond Bling Exhibition

Carrying on from their successful The Rise of Sneaker Culture and Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures, the legends at Art Gallery WA are back with the next installment of their Culture Juice series: Beyond Bling. Swing by AGWA to check out a free exhibition of blinging jewllery from the State Art Collection. Over 300 pieces will be on display, and it's running till 14 January 2019.

Where: Art Gallery Of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre Roe St
When: 13 October 2018 – 14 January 2019
For more info, click here

Side Splitter Comedy Festival

Back for its third consecutive year, the Side Splitter Comedy Festival promises to deliver once again. With an all-star line-up of international, national and local comedians, there'll be 18 performances over two hilarious weekend. Early birds tickets are now on sale here, so get in quick. 

When: October 26 to November 3
Where: Memorial Hall, Hamilton Hill
For more info, click here

UnWined Subiaco Festival

Enjoy the best of West Australia’s wine, craft beer, cider and spirits at UnWined Subiaco. With 70+ companies from all over the state, you'll have the chance to chat with winemakers (and most importantly, taste test the goods). Try from over 40 wineries and 250 wines and snack on local produce alongside your bevvy. Buy wine by the glass to enjoy on the picnic blankets, or order your favourites to take home for later. Or do both. Yeah, we think we'll do both.  

When: October 27 & 28, 11:30am to 5:30pm
Where: Markets Square, Subiaco
For more info, click here

Halloween Tour At Fremantle Prison 

Ha! Look, this is up to you guys. Personally I wouldn’t sleep for six weeks and therefore you couldn’t pay me to do this shit. But hey, some people enjoy the spookiness that is spending Halloween in a prison. Tours start each night from 6:30pm and run for one hour and thirty minutes. I wish you well. Bring a change of pants. 

When: October 31 to November 2
Where: Fremantle Prison 
For more info, click here

Disney Villains Film Festival

Oh yeah, this is more my pace. For just $8 a ticket you can relive your childhood with Event Cinemas showcasing some of your favourite Disney villains. Included movies: The Little Mermaid, Hercules, Peter Pan and 101 Dalmatians. Cruella de Vil was a total badass. 

When: October 20 to November 11
Where: Event Cinemas (various) 
For more info, click here

Perth Makers Market 

Perth Makers Market is giving us a twilight market series this month (now that, you know, we get sunshine past 6pm). With a highly curated selection of handmade artisan stalls, the twilight series is a great place to enjoy some food and shopping on your Friday evening. You'll be surprised how far a pineapple will stretch here. 

When: October 5
Where: Yagan Square 
For more info, click here

Polished Man

To make sure you tick-off your good Samaritan deed this month, you need to know all about Polished Man. Basically, you’re all going to paint your nails to spark up some pretty damn important conversations aimed at raising awareness around trauma recovery and trauma prevention for kids around the world. You can even kickstart your own fundraising target right here which will include a starter kit bearing a Casa Amuk tee, nail polish (to launch those convos) and up to eight free Grill’d burgers throughout October.

When: Throughout October
Where: Grill'd
For more info, click here

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Image credit: Ke Atlas

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