Enjoy Mardi Gras Bavarian-Style In Helen, Georgia

There’s more than one way to celebrate Mardi Gras, and up here in the mountains, we do it Bavarian-style at an annual event called Fashing, held this year on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

a photo of six beer glasses clicking in a toast.

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In Germany, Fashing season technically begins the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, giving everyone plenty of time to create masks and costumes for the big celebration on the night before Lent begins. Helen, Georgia carries on this spirit with a less elaborate—though no less energetic!—evening of feasting dancing and merriment.

Costumes are encouraged for the fun event, which is held at Helen Festhalle, and prizes will be awarded in best overall, female and male categories. A live German band will provide music. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are provided and a cash bar is available as well.

German Mardi Gras Fashing
February 10, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Helen Festhalle
1074 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen

Several local events are scheduled in conjunction with Festhaus, assuring everyone gets into the festive spirit early.

Helen Hüttengaudi
January 27, 2018
A scavenger hunt and pub crawl that begins and ends at the Hofbrauhaus
9001 North Main Street, Helen, GA

Sidewalk & Tubing Parade
Fashingsverein Fashing Party
February 3, 2018
Helendorf Hotel River Conference Room
33 Munich Strasse, Helen, GA

When the party’s over, your cozy room will be ready and waiting at Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa just minutes away. Don’t have a reservation yet? Call us today!