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!

CLICK HERE or SCROLL DOWN for the 2018 Fallfest Brochure

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 
  • Benzie Bus Mini Magical History Tour
  • Benzonia Public Library children’s stories & activities
  • Explore the Benzie Area Historical Museum
  • One hour WW1 history at 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

CLICK HERE for the 2018 Fallfest brochure

Hay wagon rides through downtown Frankfort

Fallfest events below:

October 12, 2019 

Fun Events in Frankfort for Everyone!    

  • Wagon rides
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Fall Baking Contest
  • Face Painting
  • Kids Fishing Contest – poles provided
  • 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
  • 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
  • Beer Tent
  • and much more!   
For more information visit the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce website.

CLICK HERE for the 2018 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.



2018 Fallfest Brochure