One of the best parts about going on vacation is the opportunity to try new and different foods you wouldn't get to enjoy back at home. When you're coming from out of town, it's often difficult to determine which local eateries are worthy of your tastebuds. Fortunately, when you're in Helen, places to eat are not scarce, and there are tons of excellent options for visitors with all tastes and palettes.
The little Georgian town of Helen provides an invigorating and relaxing experience for anyone who visits. According to the Convention & Visitors Bureau, this town has a “Mountain beauty with a touch of Bavaria.” While visiting Helen, you can have the assurance that you can have beauty, luxury, and enjoy your adventure-filled vacation.
The North Georgia mountains, also known as the Blue Ridge Mountains, offer some of the best mountain real estate properties on the east coast. Helen, in particular, is a great place to get away, whether it’s for a bit of shopping, hiking, history or whatever else you and your family or friends might enjoy!
Year-round, this north Georgia city offers gorgeous alpine views and lots of variety combined with small-town charm. What else do you need to know to make an informed decision about purchasing a North Georgia cabin?
Beautiful Helen, Georgia, is well known around the Southeastern US for its amazing landscapes, mountains, rivers, and classic Bavarian architecture. It's a top tourist destination for families coming in from southern Georgia, as well as from all the surrounding areas.
Georgia is home to the number one Christmas town in the US - Helen. According to a new study from mydatingadviser.com, Helen has ranked the first spot out of 152 towns to celebrate Christmas. It is also in the second spot when it comes to Most Christmas Activities and the fourth spot in Best For Food.
In October, as the clouds gather beneath a full moon and the bats start to swirl, visitors flock to North Georgia for some of the spookiest attractions around! Why go to some plastic-coated theme park for the scariest night of the year, when you could be spending All Hallow's Eve in a natural forest, possibly, in your very own secluded cabin!
Fall is in the air. Experience one of the longest-running fall foliage seasons in the world in North Georgia. There are plenty of trees with different shades of vibrant reds, yellows, oranges, and browns. If you're ready to be bedazzled by the fall colors, here are the places you can visit near Helen, Georgia.
Blue Ridge Mountains
In early October, the leaves begin to change in the higher elevations in the mountain. By early November the leaves then work their way to the lower elevations. The intensity of color often varies greatly mile-to-mile.
Having been canceled last year due to the pandemic, Oktoberfest in Helen, Georgia is finally here! So what's in store for you?
Helen's biggest celebration is running from September 9-12, September 16-19, September 23-26, and reopens again on September 30 which will run through the entire month of October. Enjoy German music, lots of dancing, food, and drinks.
This is the longest-running Oktoberfest in the US and this year will be its 50th celebration! There are German-style bands from around the country. While German tunes are played, there are also modern favorites. But 90% of all music played at the event must be Bavarian to take away the traditional authentic German experience. The bands performing this year include Yodel Blitz, The Czechers, Prost, Squeeze Box, Alpenmusikanten, Europa and Martin Gross und sein Sonnenschein Express. Dance the polka and others. Are you ready for the chicken dance?
The festivities will happen at the riverside Helen Festhalle where there are rows of long tables so you can eat and drink while watching the shows. Festhalle is located at 1074 Edelweiss Strasse in Helen. You can buy your tickets at the door. The event is kid-friendly. Active and retired military gets free admission but on Sundays, everyone gets in free. If you cannot go to the festivity, you can watch what's going on at the Festhalle live here.
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Many people will be dressed in traditional attire, lederhosen, and dirndls.
The parade at noon on September 11, 2021, in downtown Helen, marks the start of the celebration. The parade starts on Edelweiss Strasse near the Festhalle, turns on the Chattahoochee Strasse, turns on to the Main Street, and ends at the Betty's Country Store.
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There is a ceremonial tapping of the keg. Plenty of German food you can try at the Hofer's of Helen, Cafe International, Bodensee, The Troll Tavern, and other restaurants in town.
What should you bring?
Bring your ID with you as you will be asked for identification. Don't forget to bring cash since most parking lots accept cash only and you may want to tip servers and musicians with cash.
Where to stay for Oktoberfest?
Accommodations book up for Oktoberfest quickly so make plans in advance. Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals cabins are popular options for the amenities whether you are traveling with your partner, family, or group. Many of our cabins have hot tubs, sauna, full kitchens, firepit, and jacuzzi.
The weather will still be warm and it only gets cooler in late October. The Georgia mountains by then will be bursting with fall colors. The fall colors of the leaves are an annual display that attracts many people to enjoy nature and it also coincides with the Oktoberfest schedule.
Are you going to the Oktoberfest this year? Share your experience!