This September is jam-packed with fun events, so if you are thinking of coming up to the North Georgia Mountains, you can start your planning here!
Ever been to a Lumberjack competition? The Great Northwest is not the only place to see one! Helen, Georgia hosts The All American Lumberjack Show, as part of the Helen Centennial Celebration. On Friday, September 6th, children from White and Habersham County Schools will be invited to watch and participate in an educational demonstration and lesson regarding the mechanics and history of saw milling and lumber jacking. Children will participate in crosscut sawing and log rolling and watch demonstrations of ax throwing, spring board tree topping, log boom racing and obstacle pole racing. On Saturday, the 7th, Lumberjacks and an MC will perform ten events consisting of log boom racing, racing hot saws, log rolling, cross cut sawing, ax throwing, spring board tree tipping, obstacle pole racing, chain saw carving, giveaways, and an autograph session. There will be three, thirty-minute shows with one “Kid’s Lumberjack Sport Camp” and chain saw carving demonstrations between shows. The shows will take place at the City of Helen Riverside Park. Admission is free, call the Helen CVB for more info and show times- 800-858-8027.
Also on Saturday, the 7th, there is a mini-event car show. BMW/Mini Event located in Helen, GA. A reunion of the beloved family of BMW and Mini. Car Show, Concours, and Driving Event. For more information visit www.roundelreunion.com. Then head downtown for another Centennial event- the Helen Street Dance. Live Music and merriment for everyone. Call the CVB for more info, 800-858-8027.
Thursday, September 12 is the kick-off date for the 43rd Annual Oktoberfest celebration! Helen’s most popular event features German music, dancing, food & drinks. Enjoy Waltzes, Polkas and of course, the Chicken Dance! Oktoberfest will run from September 12 – 15, then September 19-22, and then reopen daily beginning September 26 and continue through October 27, 2013.
And don’t miss the parade on Saturday, the 14th– The “Tapping of the Keg” will follow the parade at the Helen Festhalle. Join us for the opening season of our 43rd Oktoberfest!
The weekend of September 19-21, the Oktoberfest celebration continues, but you can also find great live music at Unicoi State Park. Their Saturday Evening Concert Series actually runs every Saturday night in September, and features bluegrass and mountain music- fun for the whole family. And don’t forget to stop by Sautee-Nacoochee Vineyards for their Swinging in the Vines outdoor concert. Taste some great wines while you are there, hang out on their porch and enjoy the view of Mount Yonah!
September 27& 28, end this busy month with the Sautee Jamboree, a two-day music festival featuring National and Regional artists, food, beer & wine, all in a beautiful setting. Also taking place that weekend is the Agrifest Country Market & Pottery Show. During the event, festival goers will enjoy the Agrifest booths relating to the agriculture in this area. Pottery, handmade crafts, canning, farmer’s market and many other exhibits will be on display. Kids activities include Alpacas and Baby Goats, and pumpkin decorating. The arts and crafts area features artist from all over the region.
September usually ushers in cooler weather and lower humidity, making it the perfect time for all the other mountain activities- hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding or zip lining. Or you could simply hang out on the deck of your cabin, reading a book, enjoying nature, or soaking away in the hot tub. Call us at 706-878-1773 and we will be happy to help plan your Fall Getaway this September!