After much consideration, the City of Helen regrets to inform the public that we have decided to cancel our 2020 Halloween Safe Nite, an event that provides a safe environment for kids to trick-or-treat on Halloween. The decision was made because of too many concerns associated with COVID-19. We look forward to next year when we can once again offer the event safely.
2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Oktoberfest. The City's restaurants, shops, hotels, and amusements will be open and offering Oktoberfest fun for all. Visitors are invited to experience authentic German food, beer and live music during September and October. There will be pop-up celebrations throughout the town, in addition to shopping, golfing, hiking, fishing, and all the other fun activities Helen and the surrounding areas have to offer. While the Helen Chamber of Commerce has deemed it best to postpone their 50th Oktoberfest celebrations at the Festhalle, businesses and restaurants are still open and visitors are welcome to explore the best of Alpine Helen as it shows off its brilliant, autumn colors and cool mountain temperatures. We look forward to celebrating with you. Please visit our Visitor Center's website (helenga.org) for a full list of activities and businesses the City has to offer.
The great City of Helen, GA is coming back to life after the COVID-19 shutdown. The majority of businesses are now open. Like you, we are eagar to get life back to normal, but we still must both follow the directives of the Governor of Georgia and do what we believe is best for our families and community. Because of this, many business owners may have specific conditions they require for people to patronize their business. We ask you to respect the requirements of Governor Kemp, the business owners, and your fellow visitors. Maintain social distancing, and if a shop owner requires you to wear a face mask, please follow their directive. Thank you for loving our City as we do, and please stay safe.