The 47th Oktoberfest is quickly approaching. We are here to provide some information about it so that you can enjoy it to its full potential while staying in one of our cabin rentals in Helen, Ga.
What is Oktoberfest?
The original Oktoberfest started in 1810 in Munich, then the capital of Bavaria. In honor of a royal wedding, a two-week long party was held and then repeated annually, each year growing in length and popularity. Traditional beers, such as Marzen, were served along with the standard fare of the day: bratwurst and schnitzels. Over the years, the variety of beer and food has grown, with the celebration taking hold world-wide, becoming known as a time for frivolous celebration. The first Oktoberfest in Helen, Georgia was held in 1970.
Beer, brats, bands and Lederhosen – the Helen Oktoberfest has them all. Join the longest running Oktoberfest in the United States, which runs from mid-September through October 29. Every year the Helen Festhalle houses the event. German-style bands from around the country and around the world play on the stage for your listening and viewing pleasure. See the Alphorns blown, the Cowbells rung and the Accordion squeezed. Grab your partner and take a spin on the dance floor to the timeless tunes of the Polka. The Festhalle is setup with rows of long tables so you can eat and drink while watching the show. Enjoy a good German beer with a Brat on a roll. So bring your friends and make some new ones. Partake in the Gemütlichkeit (and learn what it is).
When is Oktoberfest 2017 in Helen, Georgia?
At the Helen Festhalle
Sept. 7-10 (Thu – Sun)
Sept. 14 – 17 (Thu – Sun)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 24
Sept. 28 – Oct. 29
- Mondays – Thursdays 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
- Fridays 6 p.m. – Midnight
- Saturdays 1 p.m. – Midnight
- Sundays 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Mondays – Fridays = $8 per person
- Saturdays = $10 per person
- Sundays = Free
For all ages, ID’s will be checked at the door!
Oktoberfest Parade: Starts Saturday, September 10th at noon
Step-On-Guide: A guide will board your motor coach dressed in authentic Bavarian costume and direct a tour of the historical areas and points of interest surrounding Alpine Helen. Make your reservations through the step on guide service: Dottie Johnson 706-878-1275
Music Band Schedule: Bands such as Goldne Volksmusik Sterne, Euro Express, The Rheingold Band, and others will be performing September 7th through October 29th. Click here for the full 2017 Band Schedule.
For more information, contact the Alpine Helen Chamber of Commerce at 706-878-1619
We have many vacation rentals in the Helen, Georgia area. You can check our availability on our vacation rentals page. You need to act quickly, the Fall months fill up very fast, especially during Oktoberfest. We hope that you enjoy Oktoberfest while staying in one of our cabin rentals in Helen, GA.