Your Ultimate Guide to the Helen, GA Oktoberfest

Get your steins and dancing shoes ready for the Helen, GA Oktoberfest! This event is the longest running Oktoberfest in the nation and celebrates the German culture with delicious beers, traditional foods, and endless dancing. It’s an unforgettable festival the whole family will love!

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46th Annual Helen, GA Oktoberfest Schedule

The festival begins September 8 and runs until October 30 on select days:

September 8-11 and 15-18 (Thursdays-Sundays)

September 22-October 30


Weekdays – 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Fridays – 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Saturdays – 1 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Sundays – 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Mondays – Fridays – $8

Saturdays – $10

Sundays – FREE

What to Expect at the Helen, GA Oktoberfest

The party takes place in the Festhalle and will be packed with fun activities for you and the whole family. In addition to the feast of beers and brats, German-inspired bands from all over the world take to the stage for your entertainment. Now is the perfect time to brush up on your polka dancing or learn new moves on the dance floor. Here are just a few of the bands you will be able to enjoy at the Helen, GA Oktoberfest:

Alpenlaenders (September 8-11)

The Europa Band (September 22-28)

Squeeze Box ft. Ted Lange and Mollie B. (October 3-9)

Alpenmusikanten (October 17-23)

Don’t forget to hit the streets of Helen September 10 at 12 p.m. for the Oktoberfest parade! There will be plenty of traditional music and dancing, floats, vehicles, and horseback riders to see.

*Food and drink is an extra cost at this event!*

Attending Oktoberfest? Add These Exciting Helen, GA Attractions to Your To-Do List

Alpine Mini Golf Village

This Bavarian-themed mini golf course is the perfect addition to your Oktoberfest festivities. Shoot for a hole-in-one on this beautifully landscaped 18 hole course. Afterward, you’ll want to try a sweet treat from their on-site ice cream parlor!

Winery Tours

The North Georgia region is one of the best for growing grapes, making the taste of Helen’s wines absolutely unforgettable. There are many Helen wineries for you to tour and attend tastings, but we have compiled a list of our 5 favorites.

River Rafting/Boating

Helen is a wonderland of outdoor activities, and enjoying North Georgia’s rivers before the coming of winter is a must! You’ll love floating down the river on your own inner-tube through Helen Tubing or Cool River Tubing.  For canoe or kayak rentals, Wildwood Outfitters has just what you need for a full day on the water.

Get Lost in the Corn Maze

This ideal autumn activity challenges you and your family to escape the maze through a series of twist and turns. As you wind through the puzzle, you will be exposed to views of vast pastures filled with grazing cattle, deer, and other wildlife. It’s an exciting activity with a little something for everyone.

Our Cabins are Perfect for a Helen, GA Oktoberfest Getaway

Our elegantly rustic cabins provide all the luxuries and comforts you desire in a home-away-from-home. Whether you’re looking for a fabulous mountain view, a family game room, a cedar sauna, or all of the above, we’ve got you covered! Take a look at our specials to find out how you can save on your next vacation to Helen!

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