Disappointingly cheesy, but fun nonetheless
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My buddy Bryce and I took the 5 and a half hour trip up to Helen, GA from Savannah to check out the Oktoberfest they had going on up there. The trip started out on the wrong foot from the get-go. We left town about an hour off schedule, then stopped about 30 minutes into the drive for a new air filter and to fill up the tires to proper PSI for better fuel efficiency. Which threw us off about 2 hours off schedule now. Either way, I'm glad I was with my buddy Bryce. We had such a blast acting up and making each other laugh the whole time neither one of us minded that we were going to miss out on 2 valuable hours of Oktoberfest time.
So we pressed on to downtown Macon, GA where we stopped to get some Nu Way Weiner hot dogs and burgers from the original Nu Way location.
Upon checking in to the Econo Lodge in Helen, we were starving and ready to drink some beer.
The Festhalle was just one of the numerous places to wet your whistle in Helen. It was, however, an extremely small area that had the Alpine/Bavarian look. The rest of the small area was gift/specialty shops or restaurants. We had a good time wandering around. I had a great time with Bryce checking out this town, but the whole place definitely was just a big ploy for tourism and you got that vibe from it which was not a good thing. The best way to put it was that it was a little too cheesy or "Disneyland-ish". Regardless, we had a lot of fun. I'm glad I gave it a shot.