Helen Local Customs

  • oktoberfest hall
    oktoberfest hall
    by doug48
  • Local Customs
    by rexvaughan
  • hot air ballonns
    hot air ballonns
    by doug48

Most Recent Local Customs in Helen

  • doug48's Profile Photo

    hot air balloon race

    by doug48 Written Apr 12, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    hot air ballonns

    in june of each year helen hosts the helen to the atlantic hot air balloon race and festival. the balloon race begins in downtown helen and the first balloon to cross I-95 to the east wins the race. there is a hot air balloon festival following the race for a couple of days. see the attached web site for dates and festival information.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Beer Tasting
    • Festivals

    Was this review helpful?

  • doug48's Profile Photo

    oktoberfest

    by doug48 Updated Jul 2, 2009

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    oktoberfest hall

    helen hosts it's annual oktoberfest celebration from mid september to the end of october each year. thousands of visitors attend this event each fall. pictured is oktoberfest hall that offers bavarian food, music, dancing, and of course german beer. a good reason to visit helen in the fall of the year. the oktoberfest hall is located on edelweissstrasse next to cool river tubing downtown.

    Related to:
    • Festivals
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • rexvaughan's Profile Photo

    Treasure hunting one way or another

    by rexvaughan Written Jul 19, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I would not have been surprised to see someone panning for gold here as this area had a minor gold rush in the 19th Century. In fact, enough is still found to keep people interested and the dome of the Georgia Capitol Building is gilded with gold from this area (it doesn't take much). However, I don't know if the guy in the photo is looking for a particular lost item or if he is just treasure hunting. At least, I assume that what he has in his hands is a metal detector.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Helen

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

83 travelers online now

Comments

Helen Local Customs

Reviews and photos of Helen local customs posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Helen sightseeing.

View all Helen hotels