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 include; 

October 5, 2019

Fun Events in Beulah & Benzonia for Everyone!

Events Saturday unless otherwise stated

  • Cookie Bake Sale
  • Fall Soup contest
  • Pat Harrison “Lord of Gourd” Carvings
  • Sidewalk Art contest
  • Climbing Wall
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Bounce House
  • Classic Vehicle & Motorcycle “Park & Shine” Show with Tour Vintage Travel Trailers
  • Explore the Benzie Area Historical Museum
  • Climbing Wall
  • Horse Drawn wagon rides
  • Hula Hoop Contest
  • Face Painting
  • Petting Zoo with more than 20 animals including a camel!
  • and much more!

Events Subject to Change

Events co-sponsored by The Crystal Lake Community Business Association

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Wagon rides through downtown Frankfort

Fallfest events below:

October 12, 2019 

Fun Events in Frankfort for Everyone!    

  • Frankfort Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast 7-11am at Hotel Frankfort
  • Fall Festival Parade 11am
  • Free Wagon rides
  • Pie Eating Contest – Register 1pm, pie eating at 1:30
  • First Congregational Cake Walk 1pm
  • Silent Auction 11am-2pm
  • Great Pumpkin Drop – 2:30pm
  • Giant Pumpkin, Squash & Watermelon Weigh In
  • Fallfest Parade featuring Scottville Clown band, more of the band after the parade also
  • Mutt March Awards
  • Pumpkin Ed Moody will be carving a Giant Pumpkin
  • Helicopter Rides
  • Home Brew Competition at Stormcloud Brewing Co.
  • Food available in Open Space.
  • Frankfort Fire Dept will host Kids Activities and Demos.
  • Win A Bike – Guess the weight of the giant pumpkin.
  • Free Movie – “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” at the Garden Theater at 2pm and 3pm
  • Beverage Tent with Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cocktails – open till 5pm with Live Music featuring the Scottville Clown Band. 
  • A wide variety of other activities will also be available -Pumpkin Decorating, Hillbilly Olimpiks – silly themed obstacle course, Straw Maze, Fall Craft Fair, and more!  
For more information visit the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce website.

CLICK HERE for the 2019 Fallfest brochure

Check out these additional Fall Events in Benzie County            in September & October!

Point Betsie Lighthouse – Lighthouse Tours & Gift Shop Open every Thursday thru Sunday.

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

Tri-Up North Triathlon (Sept 14) – Bike, Paddle, Run, 9am. Geared toward beginners and those looking for new challenges.

Frankfort Beer Week (Oct 7-12) – Celebrate all things beer! Beer inspired foods, beer tasting, brewery tours, homebrew contests, concerts, cookouts & more.

Peak 2 Peak Mountain Classic at Crystal Mountain (Oct 19)  Annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic, Tour de Tykes, & Cross County Trail Tour

Frankfort Film Festival (Oct 17-20) – Annual Film Fest at The Garden Theater in downtown Frankfort.



2019 Fallfest Brochure