Fall Celebration and Fun!


Come to Benzie and play in the fall!

As you take in the fall color tours in our area, be sure to plan your visit around our awesome Fall Festival!

Fall Fest has awesome fun for the whole family activities taking place every weekend in October in Beulah and Frankfort plus it's a beautiful time of year!

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Ed Moody with his carved pumpkin

Fallfest events includes; 

October 3, 2015

Fun Events in Beulah & Benzonia for Everyone!

Events Saturday unless otherwise stated)

  • Fall Soup contest   $ Fee
  • Cherry Hut Restaurant Fall Fest Special:  Apple Pie & Cinnamon Ice Cream
  • Children's Art Activity -
  • Pat Harrison "Lord of Gourd" Carvings
  • Sidewalk chalk contest    Judging     Prizes
  • Pt. Betsie Lighthouse Tours    $Fee
  • Hula Hoop Contest
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Bounce House
  • Classic Vehicle & Motorcycle "Park & Shine" Show  Noon-2pm
  • Scenic Chair Lift Rides (Sat ONLY) Crystal Mountain
  • Benzonia Public Library kids activities
  • Myers Granary Food & Leelanau Cellars Wine Sampling 10am-5pm
  • Benzie Area Historical Museum  Free Admission 11am-5pm
  • Climbing Wall
  • Horse Drawn wagon rides
  • Petting Zoo
  • Face Painting
  • and much more!
  • Events Subject to Change
  • Events co-sponsored by The Crystal Lake Community Business Association

2015 Fallfest Brochure

Horse drawn wagon rides through downtown Frankfort

Fallfest events below:

October 10, 2015 

Fun Events in Frankfort for Everyone!    


  • Horse drawn wagon rides
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Fall Baking Contest
  • Fall Craft and Farmer's Market
  • Annual Silent Auction
  • Giant Pumpkin Weight Contest
  • Great Pumpkin Drop - on a car!
  • Giant Pumpkin & Squash Weigh off
  • Fallfest Parade featuring Scottville Clown band, more of the band after the parade also.
  • Ed Moody's famous Pumpkin Carvings
  • Point Betsie Lighthouse Tours
  • Kids Halloween Maze
  • Win A Bike - Girl's and Boy's - Guess the weight of the giant pumpkin
  • Pumpkin Patch Activities & Games  - $ Fee
  • Free Movie at the Garden Theater
  • Pumpkin Chuckin Contest
  • and much more!   
For more information visit the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce website.

2015 Fallfest Brochure

Check out these additional Fall Events that go on in Benzie County during September & October!


October 16-18
10th Annual Peak 2 Peak Mountain Festival at Crystal Mountain
, joins first-class mountain bike racing, great food, drinks and entertainment for a weekend of outdoor fun, music and competition surrounded by the autumn colors of northern Michigan. Admission to the festival is free.

Tour De Tykes Races – Registration at the Mountain Adventure Zone starting at 1pm. The annual Tour de Tykes Bike Race is fun for kids ages 12 and under. Crystal will also offer the Tour de Tiny Tykes, for ages 6 and under. All participants receive medals and are sure to have a great time!

- Tour De Tiny Tykes at 2pm 
- Tour De Tykes at 2:30pm 


September - October

Crystal Mountain
Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment: September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 24, 2015

Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain.  11am-1pm.  Chairlift rides are $6 per person. Houseguests and children 8 & under are free with a paying adult.

Crystal Mountain Haunted Forest - October 17, 23-24, 30. Brave the haunted forest… if you dare. Warm yourself by the fire as the chill of distant screams fill the air. Tiptoe down the haunted trail, where frights lurk at every turn.   7-10pm.  Cost: $8 for ages 9 and up. Ages 8 and under free (but not recommended). Purchase tickets at the Park at Water’s Edge.

October 22-25
7th Annual Frankfort Film Festival
- the beautifully restored Garden Theater will be featuring best films from prestigious film festivals throughout the world, will be shown. Visits by film directors and screenwriters will be part of the four-day event.



2015 Fallfest Brochure

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