No matter what time of year you visit North Georgia, there is always something to celebrate! That’s why attending a fun-filled event is a must during your visit to Helen. With carnivals, food festivals, and holiday celebrations, boredom is never an option! Here are some of our favorite upcoming North Georgia festivals that you won’t want to miss!
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5 of the Best Upcoming North Georgia Festivals
Georgia’s Spirit of Appalachia Food, Wine, and Art Festival (September 16th)
Located at Hardman Farm in Sautee Nacoochee, the Spirit of Appalachia Festival is a great way to immerse in the culture of North Georgia. Attendees will experience traditional music from local bands, delectable dishes, samples of Georgia’s finest wine, and the work of regional artists all in one place. This is one of our favorite opportunities to find unique gifts and souvenirs you won’t find anywhere else.
Georgia Mountain Fall Festival (October 13th – 21st)
There is no better place to be than North Georgia during the fall season, and the annual fall festival is proof of that! This October, you won’t want to miss the exciting musical performances, craft vendors, educational demonstrations, and popular events that exalt the mountain heritage. The wide variety of children’s activities also make it a great options for families, so bring the kids along for the fun!
Helen Oktoberfest (September 7th – October 29th)
On select dates in September and October, one of the nation’s largest Oktoberfest celebrations is returning to the Bavarian Village of Helen. The Helen Oktoberfest is the town’s largest annual party, and for good reason! The streets come alive with traditional German food and music, dancing, and of course, plenty of beer for everyone. Cheers to that!
Mountain Country Christmas (Thanksgiving – December 30th)
This holly jolly festival puts everyone in the Christmas spirit! Caroling, arts and crafts, food, and live entertainment are just some of the many Yuletide activities you’ll enjoy. However, the main event is the Christmas light show, which takes place every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.
Helen Christkindlmarkt (December 2nd – 3rd and December 9th – 10th)
One German Christmas tradition that has been carried out for many years is the annual Christkindlmarkt. This event brings together friends and family as they shop among various vendors for unique gifts and holiday treats. Helen, being a Bavarian-inspired town, carries on this valued custom with their own version of the Christmas market. Get your Christmas shopping done while reveling in Helen’s holiday cheer!
Need a Place to Stay for These North Georgia Festivals? We’ve Got You Covered!
Say goodbye to the typical Helen, GA hotels experience and say hello to the vacation a lifetime! Our beautiful selection of mountain cabins is exactly what you need to accommodate the entire family comfortably in a memorable setting. In addition to luxury cabins, our guests are also treated to unparalleled guest services and convenience to all the best things to do in Helen, GA. You and your family will be talking about this getaway for years to come!
Find your favorite cabin today and we look forward to welcoming you to the mountains soon!