7 Must See Helen GA Attractions To Visit During The Fall

Are you getting geared up for Helen GA attractions during Fall?

Don’t let the warm weather deceive you. Autumn is just around the corner, and that’s one of the most exciting times for us here in northern Georgia. Each year, thousands of visitors flock to the Helen vacation cabins during the fall to enjoy the gorgeous leaves as they change color, and to experience all that the area has to offer. And believe us when we say that Helen and its surrounding cities do not leave guests unsatisfied. With so much to do, see, and experience, it’s time that you started making plans to visit Helen in the coming months. Here’s a sneak peek at what the area has to offer.

1. Oktoberfest Celebration

It’s almost here! Oktoberfest in Helen, GA is one of the alpine village’s most celebrated events! As the largest Oktoberfest in the southeastern United States, you can expect big fun from the festival. The event kicks off annually in mid-September and runs through the end of October. You’ll have a blast as you dig into authentic Bavarian food favorites like hot pretzels, schnitzel, brats, and more – all while sipping on a cold beer. Live polka music and other entertainment are featured in numerous participating restaurants and taverns, as well as at the beloved Festhalle.

2. Helen Arts & Crafts Festival

Whether you’re crafty or just enjoy admiring the handiwork of others, Helen is the place to be. Just in time for the spectacular fall foliage to appear in the mountains, the Helen Arts and Crafts Festival is rolling into town. Located at Unicoi Hill Top Park, you’re sure to have an incredible day of taking in the scenic views while browsing the many booths set up by the talented vendors participating in the show. Every item is hand-crafted, making this the perfect spot for finding unique decor for your home, or a unique holiday gift for your nearest and dearest.Destiny cabin

3. Indian Cultural Festival

During October, Helen is usually swarming with people looking to embrace the Bavarian German Culture, but on one special day, Helen embraces another distinctive culture. During Oktoberfest, you can drop by Helen Riverside Park to celebrate the Vedic culture of India. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to introduce something new to your taste buds with Indian vegetarian cuisine as you enjoy both traditional and contemporary Indian music, view live demonstrations and more. This is a free event open to the public.

4. The Goofy Rooster

The total fall and Halloween experience! Bring the kids along to take a hayride, find your way through an elaborate corn maze, ride a train, and make S’mores. Circle up around a bonfire (with all the fixin’s included!), or for the braver souls, come out to the Goofy Rooster after dark and enjoy thrills and chills as you make your way through the haunted corn maze! Fun for everyone!

5. Scarecrow Trail, Pumpkin Fest, and Pumpkin Smashin’ at North Georgia Zoohelen attractions

Be sure to visit the North Georgia Zoo to enjoy the Scarecrow Trail and Pumpkin Fest in Cleveland on the weekends in October. Here, you can check out all of the themed scarecrows, take a hayride, make crafts, visit the animals, and pick out a pumpkin to carve back at the cabin. Come back in November to throw and smash those pumpkins to turn them into a feast for the animals.

6. Georgia Mountain Fall Festival

If you are in Helen in mid-October, be sure to drive to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in nearby Hiawassee for the fall festival. You’ll enjoy craft vendors, demonstrations, a flower show, live music and performances from talented local artists, mouth-watering food, and so much more. Admission is $12 for all people 12 and over. Under 12 years of age are admitted free.

7. North Georgia Corn Maze

Located in Cleveland, GA, the North Georgia Corn Maze boasts that over 160,000 people have had a blast getting lost in the 7-acre maze. After completing your quest, you and your family or friends will be able to get some exercise testing your skills on the hay bale jump, taking a hayride, or visiting the animals in the petting zoo. After dark, families with young ones can enjoy a movie under the stars, while the older kids conquer the haunted barn and “Dungeon of Fear.”

Which of these Helen attractions are you planning to visit this fall? Would you like to learn more?

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