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!


SCROLL down on the page to download the 2013 Brochure



Ed Moody with his carved pumpkin

2013 Fallfest events includes; 

Fun Events in Beulah & Benzonia for Everyone!

(Scroll down for printable brochure - Events Saturday unless otherwise stated)

  • Fall Soup contest   $Fee
  • Cherry Hut Restaurant Fall Fest Special:  Apple Pie & Cinnamon Ice Cream
  • Live for Art Gallery - Create a multicolored stained glass look Fall leaf for the window.
  • 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-3pm
  • Visit Smokey the Bear   11am -1pm
  • Scenic Chair Lift Rides (Sat ONLY) Crystal Mountain
  • Mills Community House - All You Can Eat FREE Pancake breakfast 8-10:30am - plus flea market
  • Benzonia Public Library kids activities
  • Myers Granary Food & Wine Sampling 10am-5pm
  • Benzie Area Historical Museum  Free Admission 11am-5pm
  • 32 ft Climbing Wall
  • Horse Drawn wagon rides
  • Petting Zoo
  • Face Painting
  • and much more!
  • SUNDAY Honor Lions Club Hillbilly Breakfast   $ Free Will Donation  8am-Noon
  • SUNDAY Betsie Valley Run  9am
  • FRI-SAT 11th & 12th & 18th - Haunted Hay Rides - Honor. 2 trips each night, 7pm & 8pm. Featuring the interesting history of Honor. Harp Building (downtown) $5 ea. Kids 5 & under on parents lap free. Call for reservations 231-651-0094
  • Events co-sponsored by The Crystal Lake Community Business Association.



Horse drawn wagon rides through downtown Frankfort

2013 Fallfest events below:

Fun Events in Frankfort for Everyone!    

Scroll down for printable brochure and schedule of events)

  • Horse drawn wagon rides
  • Apple Pie Eating Contest
  • Fall Baking Contest
  • Fall Craft and Farmer's Market
  • 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.



2013 Fall Fest Brochure

2013 Fallfest

Check out these additional Fall Events that went on last year in Benzie County during October!


Oct. 11-12, 18 2013
Village of Honor-
Haunted History Hay Rides
7PM & 8PM  Harp Building (downtown Honor) $5ea.
Children 5 & under sitting on parents lap free
The tour will be making stops with the haunting stories of the various locations (not to mention a few surprises along the way!)

Oct. 19
8th Annual Peak 2 Peak Mountain Bike Classic at 
Crystal Mountain. Endoman Promotions and Crystal Mountain present the Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic, presented by Right Brain Brewery. This epic event is held in and around the beautiful and gently rolling terrain, which surrounds Crystal Mountain. Plus Tour de'Tykes Bike Race

Oct. 5, 12, 19, & 26
Crystal Mountain
Chair Lift Rides
and live entertainment on top of mountain while enjoying the panoramic views of three counties and the Haunted Forest – a ghoulish guide will lead you thru the Haunted Forest where chills and surprises lurk at every turn.

Oct. 24-27
5th Annual Frankfort Film Festival
- the newly 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.





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