Benzie County in Northern Michigan Celebrates the Beauty of October’s Fall Color in Michigan with Unique Events

Posted on October 5th, 2017

Benzonia, Michigan (October 5, 2017) – Benzie County Visitors Bureau welcomes visitors to experience fall color in Northern Michigan, as well as, many fall festival celebrations and activities for all ages and interests. Starting this Saturday, October 7 and through the entire month of October, festivals and events will include the family-friendly Beulah / Benzonia Fall Festival on Saturday, October 7, Frankfort Beer Week for beer aficionados from October 9 – 14, the Frankfort Fall Festival featuring gigantic pumpkins, a parade and other activities on Saturday, October 14, the athletic and challenging Tri Up North Triathlon on October 15,  Peaktoberfest & Founders Peak 2 Peak Mountain Bike Classic  for young and old at Crystal Mountain from Friday through Sunday, October 20 – 22, and the 8th annual Frankfort Film Festival for indie movie lovers, Thursday – Sunday, October 19 – 22. 

Benzie County Visitor’s Bureau is also offering a “Benzie Treasure Trove” package for visitors who stay and play for two consecutive nights at participating lodging establishments through October 31, 2017. To learn more about the “Benzie Treasure Trove” and to sign up online to participate, see

For the finest in color touring by car or road bike, travel the M-22 Color Tour. The M-22 Color Tour runs 116 miles, starting from the south at the U.S. 31 intersection just north of Manistee and winding north through Onekama, Arcadia, Elberta and Frankfort, along beautiful Crystal Lake and a 30 mile stretch of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to and through Leelanau County.


Additional fall experiences in Benzie County include:

For more information about Benzie County’s fall activities see For a fall color tour guide, see Lodging choices in Benzie County include cottages, cabins, inns, hotels, motels and condos at Contact the Benzie County Visitors Bureau at 800-882-5801 for more information.