The main celebration takes place in the festhalle, which is a traditional-looking town hall. We joined in the merriment and music and dancing by going into this building. There were live polka and oompah bands there playing for the enjoyment of all. We tried to dance along with the thousands of others, but we're not at a very competent level. At least the beer was plentiful for all those of legal age. We enjoyed partaking of the sausages and the drinks and in watching the crowds. This was a marvelous time for all who attended.
On the main streets there was a wide variety of people coming from all over the world. We saw a large number of college-aged youths. It seems that the fraternities and the sororities of the local colleges tend to rent out rooms for this time of the year. Perhaps this is why it is difficult to find enough rooms in the hotels. My wife and I had to make the two hour return trip home after the all-day’s fun-fest.
Be ready to let your feet go wild, your taste buds flourish, and your eyes wander as you enjoy this special festive event. I have visited Helen almost every year for the past 20 years during this time of year, and I will return as long as I live anywhere near the area.
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