GOinG's Oktoberfest Party in Helen!

  • October 19, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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One of my favorite fall activities!

Sunday, there is no charge for the main events in the Festhalle.

Beer, brats, bands and Lederhosen - the Helen Oktoberfest has them all. Join the longest running Oktoberfest in the United States.

Every year the Helen Festhalle houses the event where German-style bands from around the country and around the world play. There is also live music outside near the shops and eateries with dancing.

I always have lunch at Hofer's, but there are many eateries to choose from! :-)

http://helengeorgia.net/category/helen-ga-restaurants/

The entire Castle Inn Hotel is reserved just for GOinG members and guest! That's right, once again we have the hotel to ourselves!

Each room is $99 and can be shared how you choose. Payment is not needed until you arrive.  Space is limited.

http://www.castleinn-helen.com/[masked]

Here, there is a "party room" with a full kitchen, living room and dining area where we can gather for "happy hour" before heading to the festhall or the outdoor live music for dancing.  Also, those staying over can join us for a brunch buffet on Monday morning as I plan on using that kitchen to make pancakes, bacon, fresh fruit, and such before we all head out after our late check out.

If not staying at the Castle Inn, there are many other options out there. Just don't wait too late to book it as October is the busy month for Helen hotels . . .

http://www.helenga.org/accommodations/motels

Regardless of staying over or just joining for the day, we can meet up at the visitors center (free parking) or at the Castle Inn at 11:30, then grab lunch together before exploring and enjoying . . .

Convention and Visitors Bureau
726 Bruckenstrasse
Helen, GA 30545

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Paul S

    Very enjoyable and pleasure members

    1 · October 22

  • Jan

    Thanks Jacqueline for putting together a great time and to all the brave karaokers who added to the fun. Had a great time meeting everyone.

    3 · October 20

  • BELINDA H.

    Jacqueline was a great host and we had a great group of people. Nicole, Linda, Cindy, Jeff , Paul S, England Paul, Loren , Marguerite, Michael to name a few. You all were warm, fun and welcoming

    4 · October 20

    • Linda R. W.

      Awhhh. That was sweet! I agree, everyone was very welcoming and I had a great time. Looking forward to the next outing!!

      1 · October 20

  • BELINDA H.

    Jacqueline was a great host and we had a great group of people. Nicole, Linda, Cindy, Jeff , Paul S, England Paul, Loren , Marguerite, Michael to name a few. You all were warm, fun and welcoming

    2 · October 20

  • BELINDA H.

    Jacqueline was a great host and we had a great group of people. Nicole, Linda, Cindy, Jeff , Paul S, England Paul, Loren , Marguerite, Michael to name a few. You all were warm, fun and welcoming

    1 · October 20

  • BELINDA H.

    Jacqueline was a great host and we had a great group of people. Nicole, Linda, Cindy, Jeff , Paul S, England Paul, Loren , Marguerite, Michael to name a few. You all were warm, fun and welcoming

    1 · October 20

  • Paul S

    Thanks Again Jacqueline, I appreciate you organizing this event - it was very enjoyable and fun to meet everyone...even the karaoke turn out great ..we shut it DOWN.....Right Ladies.....until another event. Everyone take care and enjoy.

    4 · October 20

  • Tasha B.

    We made it home! Had a fabulous time, nice meeting everyone I didnt know!

    3 · October 20

  • margaret w.

    Breakfast will be ready in the party room at 10:00 am

    October 20

  • Paul H.

    Hey Jacqueline, thank you so much for organizing everything, awesome as usual. What a party, that beer fairy just kept filling the glass !!! No fun getting up at 5.45 am for work today mind you !

    2 · October 20

  • Jacqueline

    Yes, Happy Hour Has Begun....come one, come all!

    October 19

  • BELINDA H.

    Please call Jacqueline if needed

    October 19

  • BELINDA H.

    Party room 200. Happy hour now. Lear come regardless of length of stay. GOING MEMBERS. Door Code is 25. Our room door is wide open We getting ready!!!!!

    October 19

  • Jeff R.

    Heading to the Bier garten now from the castle inn

    October 19

  • Jacqueline

    We are at Hofers eating brats and listening to live German music!

    October 19

  • Michael

    Good Am, I still see 47 RSVP's so i can expect to see 46 others today....right?
    Or you just didnt bother to change your reservation to No??
    Headed now, and I am going straight to the bar for the Bears game. Any Falcons fans that still need to feel bad about last week can join me. Ha

    4 · October 19

    • Michael

      Fellas where you at??... Let's bring the Day Party to Helen (Octoberfest).

      October 19

    • Michael

      im driving so no more textn..

      October 19

  • Jacqueline

    Those already here....we are about to walk to Hovers for live music and German Food!!! Meet us in the party room.

    October 19

  • Jacqueline

    Cool...those staying over, please arrive by 1:30 to check in.

    October 19

  • BELINDA H.

    On the road

    October 19

  • Jacqueline

    I am here .... about to park at the hotel... Call me if you need me[masked]

    1 · October 19

    • keeta

      I'm here. It's beautiful here!

      1 · October 19

  • Jacqueline

    Paul just call me when you get here .... everyone else, it's a beautiful day in Helen and we're about to have a ton of fun

    October 19

    • BELINDA H.

      Should arrive by 3p. Have to go to sprint store about phone

      October 19

  • Paul S

    Jacqueline, I hope to arrive at Castle Inn around 12:30pm .

    October 19

  • Kleo

    Sorry for the last minute cancellation but I've been up all night at the hospital with my daughter's false labor so I'm about to hit the bed

    October 19

  • Jacqueline

    Sorry I forget to mention its only $40 to stay with us in the party room

    1 · October 18

    • Jacqueline

      Overnight and it includes breakfast buffet Monday morning

      1 · October 18

    • BELINDA H.

      I'm taking it! Thx

      October 19

  • Jacqueline

    Belinda, call me if you still want space in the party room and anyone else call me if you are looking to stay over

    October 18

  • Jacqueline

    All....there's a cancelation.... We have a double queen room available. Call me or the Castle Inn if you want to grab it. The numbers are below.

    October 18

  • Jacqueline

    Snowboots ... perhaps you and Shandell and or Canon can carpool together since you are not staying over .... Message one another. No one else said anything about carpooling that I know of

    1 · October 17

  • Jacqueline

    ALL . . . Please let me know if anyone is carpooling and/or looking to carpool. I would like to assist folks with finding a ride . . . especially those who are not staying over. THANKS!

    October 17

    • Shandell

      I'm looking to carpool... are we still meeting at sugarloaf mill at 9:45'' thanks

      October 17

    • Jacqueline

      I am not sure who all is carpooling.... I only know of two.... perhaps one of them will respond to you. All I can do is post again to see if anyone responds

      October 17

  • Jacqueline

    For those with reserved rooms . . . if for any reason you are not going to use the room(s) you reserved, PLEASE call the Castle Inn to cancel your reservation(s). They are a great venue that allows us to have a takeover every year and I would hate ruin our relationship over "no shows". If the voicemail is up, please leave a message, If the line is busy, call me, or post that you are not attending so they and I know not to expect you. Castle Inn[masked] - Jacqueline[masked]

    All others, please change your RSVP if you are not going to attend . . . & if you decide to "no show", it's your loss cause we are GOinG to have a blast! :-)

    October 17

  • Jacqueline

    Folks, it's almost time! 3 more days til OKTOBERFEST 2014 GOinG's Castle Inn Takeover!!! Everyone is invited to join us in the hotel's party room (a one bedroom apartment) for happy hour. We will meet around 3:00 or so . . . there is no set time. Once we are ready, I will post the exact time to meet me in front of the hotel and I will lead the way. I am asking all to bring their own beverages and an appetizer to share. I will bring a platter of cheese, meats & crackers. Some suggestions are chips & dip, veggie platter, hummus, assorted olives, chicken, etc . . . whatever you feel like contributing. There are package stores that open at 12 as well as a country grocery store in case you decide to wait until you arrive to purchase anything. Those wanting to car pool, please work that out now while there's time. I plan to arrive no later than 11:00. Call if lost or need assistance finding the hotel. It's on the right side of main street, on the river, at the bridge. [masked]

    1 · October 15

    • Cindy

      And it's going to be a beautiful fall weekend!

      1 · October 15

    • Jacqueline

      Yes, 69-70 both Sunday and Monday with 0% chance of rain! Bring a sweater or jacket for the eve temps as we will be out and about. :-)

      2 · October 15

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