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 1, 2016

Fun Events in Beulah & Benzonia for Everyone!

Events Saturday unless otherwise stated)

  • Cookie Bake Sale
  • Complimentary Food & Wine Samplings
  • Fall Soup contest
  • Children's Art Activity
  • Pat Harrison "Lord of Gourd" Carvings
  • Sidewalk Art contest
  • Climbing Wall
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Bounce House
  • Classic Vehicle & Motorcycle "Park & Shine" Show 
  • Benzonia Public Library children's stories & activities
  • Explore the Benzie Area Historical Museum
  • Historical Walking Tour of Benzonia with guide
  • Climbing Wall
  • Horse Drawn wagon rides
  • Hula Hoop Contest
  • Face Painting
  • and much more!
  • Events Subject to Change
  • Events co-sponsored by The Crystal Lake Community Business Association

2016 Fallfest Brochure

Hay wagon rides through downtown Frankfort

Fallfest events below:

October 8, 2016 

Fun Events in Frankfort for Everyone!    


  • Hay wagon rides
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Fall Baking Contest
  • Face Painting
  • Kids Fishing Contest - poles provided
  • Annual Silent Auction
  • Giant Pumpkin Weight Contest
  • Great Pumpkin Drop - on a car!
  • Giant Pumpkin Weigh In & Carving
  • Fallfest Parade featuring Scottville Clown band, more of the band after the parade also.
  • Mutt March & Mutt Coral 
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Ed Moody's famous Pumpkin Carvings
  • Helicopter Rides
  • Point Betsie Lighthouse Tours
  • Kids Halloween Maze
  • Win A Bike - Guess the weight of the giant pumpkin
  • Lots of Kids Activities & Games  -
  • Free Movie - "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" at the Garden Theater
  • Masters of Mayhem - Trebuchet
  • Beer Tent
  • and much more!   
For more information visit the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce website.

2016 Fallfest Brochure

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


October 1

Sip, Sample, & Swing at St Ambrose Cellars - Wine Tastings, food samples, & live music.


October 1-3 & 7-9

Point Betsie Lighthouse - Lighthouse Tours & Gift Shop Open. Hours 10-5pm Friday, Saturday, & Monday. Noon - 5pm Sunday.


October 1, 8, 22, 29

Crystal Mountain Scenic Chairlift Rides - Enjoy panoramic views of 3 counties with top-of-the-mountain entertainment. Weather permitting.


October 3-8

Frankfort Beer Week  - Celebrate all things beer! Beer inspired foods, beer tasting, brewery tours, homebrew contests, concerts, cookouts & more.


October 14-16

11th Annual Founders Peak 2 Peak Mountain Bike Classic, Tour de Tykes, & Cross County Trail Tour at Crystal Mountain.


October 22

Pumpkin Run -  Join Twisted Trails Off Road Park for some fall fun and great wheelin' in the mud. 


October 20-23
8th Annual Frankfort Film Festival
at The Garden Theater in downtown Frankfort.


October 29

Haunted Trail Ride - Have a spooktacular time on Twisted Trails Off Road Park haunted trail ride, with ghosts, goblins, zombies & more!



2016 Fallfest Brochure

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