Helen, Georgia – Oktoberfest

Helen, Georgia – Oktoberfest

First, let me start by apologizing for my absence. I have been going on quests but I’ve been too busy to post. So now that I have things cleaned up let’s get going!

If you’ve never been to Helen before, go. Do not wait! Helen is beautiful any time of year and if you want a more relaxed atmosphere I would recommend going before or after Oktoberfest which lasts essentially all month. I am planning another Helen trip for the summer so stay tuned for the photography spots and places to check out in another post. I’ve been told of many amazing places in and around Helen that is a photography dream. Helen is a tourist town that mimics a traditional Alpine village. It has the themed buildings, cobblestone pathways, scenic mountains in the background, horses and carriages, and more than 200 shops.

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Fall Festivities – North Georgia

What started out as a quest to Tallulah Gorge suddenly turned into multiple side quests in what could only be described as The Great Exploration of North Georgia. The leaves haven’t started changing colors yet but that doesn’t mean the fall festivities hasn’t begun. Half way to Tallulah, my good friend Kevin and I decided to take a shorter trip to Amicalola. I have already completed that quest but this time it was a little different. As we were driving we took a wrong turn and suddenly before our eyes, the idyllic and ever beautiful Burt’s Pumpkin Farm appeared! We quickly turned into the parking lot and knew that this was going to be a great side quest. First, let me paint the scene of what you’ll see at Burt’s Pumpkin Farm. Families were picnicking along a small brook on blankets and the air was crisp yet still warm. If that doesn’t immediately get you then imagine strolling past the families, through a covered wooded bridge into what can only be described as Pumpkin Heaven. Hundreds upon hundreds of pumpkins ranging from massive 150 lbs to tiny little 1 lb babies lined perfectly as far as the eye can see. Still haven’t convinced you? They have white pumpkins. Yes, albino pumpkins are present at this farm. Also, food. Wonderful, fall food that you can’t deny once you’ve seen anyone walking around with it in their hands. And for you photographers out there, this is a spot that will keep you busy for at least an hour or more.

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