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!





Ed Moody with his carved pumpkin

Fallfest events includes; 

October 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

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.

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


10th 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 the Tour de'Tykes Bike Race for KIds 12 and under, and the Crystal Trifecta - Downhill Mountain Bike Race Series, and the Crystal Cross Race - a closed bike course, with participants racing while negotiating course obstacles .   

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.

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.



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