Come join us at the campfire.
And it's Helen's Octoberfest!
Camping at Top of Georgia is just $20 per night, pay when you arrive, full hookup for us Airstream Club members. No reservation needed at the campground, just follow the link at top to register for the rally.
Alpine Helen's Oktoberfest celebrations have been going on for more than 50 years, involving multiple weeks of traditional dancing, food, and, of course, beer from September through October. Held in the city’s riverside Festhalle, the permanent home of the festivities, the celebration is the longest-running of its kind in the United States.
Helen GA will be kicking off their Octoberfest this September! Traditional dancing, food, and, of course, beer from September through October. Dust off your lederhosen and dirndls! Revelers dress in traditional attire while dancing to the polka. Find out for yourself what makes this tradition so unique by rallying with us!
Schedule of Events:
5:00pm @ upper pavilion Happy Hour- Bring Hors D'oeuvres to share and drink of choice.7pm Music by the fire @ upper pavilion.
9:00am Coffee Social/light breakfast from Betty's Country Store
12:00pm Lunch and Activities on your own
Top experiences in September
Go apple picking at Hillcrest Orchards
September is the perfect time to go apple picking in Helen, Georgia. Hillcrest Orchards is a family-owned farm that offers a variety of apples to pick, as well as other fall activities like hayrides, a petting zoo, and a corn maze. Visitors can also enjoy fresh apple cider and homemade apple pies. It's a great way to spend a day outdoors and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage.
Go on a hot air balloon ride
Hot air balloon rides are a unique way to experience the beauty of Helen, Georgia and the surrounding mountains. Visitors can enjoy a peaceful ride over the town and countryside, taking in the stunning views and fall foliage. The rides are offered by several local companies and are a great way to celebrate a special occasion or just enjoy a memorable experience.
Hike to Anna Ruby Falls
Anna Ruby Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in the Chattahoochee National Forest near Helen, Georgia. The hike to the falls is a moderate 0.4-mile trail that offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and foliage. September is a great time to visit the falls, as the weather is cooler and the leaves are starting to change colors.
Go horseback riding at Sunburst Stables
Sunburst Stables is a horseback riding facility located near Helen, Georgia. Visitors can enjoy guided trail rides through the beautiful North Georgia mountains, as well as other activities like zip lining and ATV tours. The stables also offer lessons and camps for visitors who want to learn more about horseback riding.
Go tubing down the Chattahoochee River
Tubing down the Chattahoochee River is a popular activity in Helen, Georgia, especially in September when the weather is still warm. Visitors can rent tubes and float down the river, enjoying the beautiful scenery and cool water. The river is also a great spot for fishing and kayaking.
Visit the Smithgall Woods State Park
Smithgall Woods State Park is a beautiful park located near Helen, Georgia. Visitors can enjoy hiking, fishing, and camping in the park, as well as view the park's beautiful waterfalls and wildlife. The park is a great spot for birdwatching and photography.
Following are some breweries and wineries in the area
- Creekstone Winery
- Yonah Mountain Vineyards
- CeNita Vineyards
- Limoges Cellars
- JumpinGoat (Cleveland location) - wines and coffee
- NoFo Brewery (Cleveland location)
- Big Creek Distilling
- Hiawassee Brew
5:00pm Hosted Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Sliced Tomatoes with mozzarella, Balsamic vinegar and basil. Pies from Betty's Country Store. Please bring a dish, salad or dessert to share, your drink of choice and set-ups (Plates, utensils, etc.)
7:00pm Jam Session at the Clubhouse
There will be Ice Cream Involved.....
9:00am Coffee Social/ Yogurt Parfaits
10:30am Board Meeting
12:00pm Installation of Officers
1:00pm Activities on your own
Check out where Cabbage Patch Babies are born. https://cabbagepatchkids.com/
Visit the town of Helen & Octoberfest
Helen's Oktoberfest celebration and dinner
7:00pm Music by the campfire.
9:00am Coffee Social
See you down the road!