Wednesday, September 9, 2009

This Weekend in Georgia!

As most folks are drawing a 4-day workweek to a close, you might be thinking about what to do this weekend. Well, here are a few ideas... looks like a good weekend to check out a festival!

Oktoberfest in Helen
September 10-12, 17-20, 24-17 and additional dates in October and November
Oktoberfest kicks off in Alpine Helen this weekend! Beer, brats, bands and Liederhosen - the Helen Oktoberfest has them all. Join the longest running Oktoberfest in the United States, which runs from mid-September through the first weekend in November. Every year the heart of hte event is the Helen Festhalle where German-style bands from around the country and around the world play for your listening and viewing pleasure. See the Alphorns blown, the Cowbells rung and the Accordion squeezed. Grab your partner and take a spin on the dance floor to the timeless tunes of the Polka. For more information, check out the website. To watch Georgia Traveler's segment about Oktoberfest in Helen, click here!

41st Annual Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain
September 10-13
More than 500 artists and crafters from 38 States and two countries display their works for your appreciation and purchase at Stone Mountain Park. Organizers tell us that the festival schedule includes daily live entertainment, Children's Corner activities, clogging and crafter demonstrations throughout the event as well as fabulous festival foods. Vehicle entry to Stone Mountain Park is $10.00 for a one-day permit during the festival or $35.00 for an annual parking pass. No coolers or pets can be brought inside the festival. For more info, check out their website. To watch Georgia Traveler's segment about Stone Mountain, including some Yellow Daisy coverage, click here!

Experience Coastal Georgia Festival at Crooked River State Park in St. Mary's
September 12 from 9am-4pm
Experience what Georgia coastal living has to offer this Saturday at Crooked River State Park in beautiful St. Mary's. This weekend's festivities mark the 3rd annual festival and include live animal shows, photo contest and intro to photography class, bird and nature hikes, crafts, games, gardening class, food and more. $5 parking. For more information, check out their website or call 912-882-8531.

And those are just a few of the ideas for weekend fun that you can find at the Explore Georgia website, operated by our production partners at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Get out there and enjoy Georgia!

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