Oktoberfest in Helen Georgia...the longest running Oktoberfest in the world
Helen Festhalle
1074 Edelweiss Dr, Helen, GA 30545
(706) 878-1908

The original Oktoberfest was actually a two week long party celebrating the royal wedding of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese in Munich, Germany, way back in the day of 1810. Celebrating the last few weeks of September, all the citizens of Munich came out to the festivities including amusement rides, horse racing, games, and of course lots of food, wine and beer. How did this come to Helen? Helen was transformed into a little German town in 1969 in an effort to revitalize the town. In 1970, the first Oktoberfest Festival in Helen was held. Today, thousands of people from across America and the world come to Helen to participate in the German tradition each year.
Enjoy beer, brats, bands and Lederhosen - the Helen Oktoberfest has them all. Join the longest running Oktoberfest in the United States, which runs from September 6 through October 28.
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).

The annual Oktoberfest Parade takes place on the first day Oktoberfest. Following the parade is the Tapping of the Keg, opening the celebration for the following weeks! The Helen Festhalle is host to the Oktoberfest festivities, complete with music, food and drink, and the beloved "chicken dance" that typically happens after consuming a bit of Oktoberfest beer.  The Helen Arts and Crafts Festival will be held at Unicoi Hill Park located in downtown Helen. The festival features handcrafted arts and crafts available for purchase from local artisans. And don’t forget to pick your pumpkins while you are in town! Stop by one of the various local pumpkin patches for a locally grown Georgia pumpkin.
We invite you and your family to stay with us at the Nacoochee Motel while enjoying the festivities of Oktoberfest!