50th Oktoberfest postponed until 2021

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HELEN, Ga.–The Greater City of Helen Chamber of Commerce announced Friday (July 24) that will postpone its 50th anniversary celebration of Oktoberfest until next  year.

The Festhalle is considered a Live Performance Event facility under  Gov. Brian Kemp’s guidelines for COVID-19 response and reopening.

A prepared statement issued by the Chamber read, “This has been an extremely difficult decision. No one could have imagined a situation that would cause us to cancel the Festhalle celebration for our 50th anniversary.

“Because of the size of our venue, the concerns expressed by our entertainers who have to travel to perform and the expectation of what a Festhalle celebration should be, (filled dance floors, beer lines, food lines, dancing parades through the hall, etc.) we see no way to proceed.”


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