More Fun, Family Friendly Events This Fall As We Countdown
See this video to learn why the Helen Oktoberfest is so popular.
Helen Oktoberfest 2014 Band Schedule and Activities
Huddled in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the re-created German alpine village of Helen, Georgia. This small town has a population of less than 500 residents yet is visited by two million tourists.. It is one of Georgia’s most popular tourist attractions with a wide variety of festivals and activities. The buildings have gingerbread type trim, alpine colors, and Bavarian murals. Tourism and not lumber is the number one industry. The festivals include a trout tournament, Springfest in April, Bavarianfest in May, and lots of Christmas parades and events. Helen celebrates their 44th annual Oktoberfest which stretches from September 11-14 and every day from the 18th through November 2nd, 2014. There is also lots of polka music featuring the bands: Jay Fox Band, Europa, Fritz’s Polka Band, Dan Witucki and the Heimatland, Alpenmusikanten, The Alex Meixner Band, and Autobahn. Restaurants include Helen’s Country Café, Hayloft Tavern, Cowboys & Angels, Bigg Daddy’s, and more.
Eminem, Outkast, Pearl Jam, Skillex Headline Austin Festival
The Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas announced music performances for its annual event. Eminem, Pearl Jam and more will headline this music festival which happens on the weekends of October 3rd and 10th, 2014 in Ziller Park.
Placer Grown Harvest Festival Seeks Vendors for October 18-19 Festival
Get your vendor application for this annual event in early. Booths available include food service, craft, non-profit, political, and commercial sites. Prices for a 10 x 10 space start around 50 and goes up. The festival is located in Rocklin, California. Events include a Farmers Market, crafters, pumpkin carving, and scarecrow contests.
Hogging Up BBQ & Music Festival West Virginia – October 24th and 25th, 2014
Hard to pass up a West Virginia BBQ tournament, music, and good foods in late October. Located in the Great Cacapon mountains is this annual event. Includes lots of beer, BBQ samples, Big Fat Daddy’s Hickory BBQ, Rock Hill’s apple dumplins, and Sister Sues Jams and Jellies.
Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh NC runs September 4-6, 2014
Bands include Mastadon, St. Vincent, Death, Spoon, and Lonnie Walker. Main stage is at Raleigh City Plaza but more stages are around the downtown area. Overall there are nearly 160 bands playing a wide variety of music at the Hopscotch Music Festival
German Air Force Stops Sponsorship of Fort Bliss Oktoberfest.
The Fort Bliss Oktoberfest will run on September 19-21, 2014 in Biggs Park. It has been sponsored by the German Air Force for over 41 years. The Germans are phasing out their air base activities in North America. Lucky for tourists the Fort Bliss Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation people have stepped up to sponsor the event.