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February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Helvetia welcomes you to celebrate our 57th Annual Fasnacht.
An indoor and outdoor event, we invite you to join us from 3p to 10p for a celebration of winter, the changing seasons, and a pre-Lenten tradition that dates back to 1520 in Switzerland. Sometimes called the Mardi Gras of Appalachia, Fasnacht is German for “fasting night,” which celebrates a grand feast before a fast. Helvetia’s Fasnacht combines the customs of the Swiss Fasnacht and Sechseläuten, a traditional spring holiday celebrated in the Swiss city of Zürich where they burn an effigy of winter to welcome spring.