Every Weekend in October! Beautiful Fall colors, great food, and tons of fun activities!
October 5, 2019
Fall Soup Contest
Tasty cooking featuring talented soup makers. Saturday, 12Noon -1:30pm. Downtown Beulah Park. Fee. Sponsored by the Crystal Lake Community Business Association
Honor Lions Club Hillbilly Breakfast
Hot breakfast for a good cause! Freewill donation. Sunday, 9am -12noon. Behind Homestead Twp Hall, Honor.
Cherry Hut Special! Only one time a year you can get yummy Alamode Apple Pie with Cinnamon!
Darcy Memorial Library of Beulah Cookie Bake Sale – Trailhead in Beulah. Saturday, 10am -2pm
Sidewalk Art Contest
Express your inner artist with pastels & sidewalk chalk. Saturday. 11am – 2pm. Judging at 2:30pm. Prizes awarded 2:30pm. Downtown Beulah Park. Sponsored by the Crystal Lake Community Business Association.
Things to Do
Climbing Wall – 10am -3pm. Downtown Beulah Park. Sponsored by the Crystal Lake Community Business Association
Point Betsie Lighthouse Tours & Giftshop. $ Fee
Cruise in for Fall – Enjoy the Park & Shine Show 12Noon – 3pm. No Fee, No Classes. Four Trophies awarded – Sheriff’s Award, Firemen’s Award, Beulah Village Award, People’s Choice Award. Sponsored by the Crystal Lake Community Business Association
Myers Granary Antique Flea Market.
Fall Festival Crafters, Vendors, & misc booths etc. Jewelry, woodcrafts, Soaps, Candles, plus more. Downtown Beulah, Saturday. 11am – 3pm. Sponsored by the Crystal Lake Community Business Association.
Benzie Area Historical Museum – Guided walking tour of remarkable historical sites in Beulah. Tour starts in Beulah park. Free admission to museum. Saturday. 1pm and repeated at 3pm. Beulah.
Mills Community House – Benzonia Library – Celebrating 100 years. Open House & Tour and Jigsaw Puzzle Sale. 11am -3pm. Boyhood home of Bruce Catton, Pulitzer Prize winning Civil War author. Light refreshments. Saturday.
Kids Petting Zoo, Pumpkin Decorating, Face Painting – 10am -3pm. Face Painting 12:30pm -2pm. Pumpkin Decorating 10am-3pm. Saturday. Beulah. Sponsored by the Crystal Lake Community Business Association.
Sat.11-12:30pm. Downtown Beulah Park
Saturday, 10am-3pm. Sponsored by the Crystal Lake Community Business Association
Basketball Free Throw Contest
Benzonia. Saturday, 11am-12:30pm
Features a 10K Run, Half Marathon, 5K Walk/Run, Kids Run. Sponsored by the Friends of the Betsie Valley Library. Sunday. 9am.
Get a bird’s eye view of fall colors. 4pm -6pm. Fee. Saturday. Thompsonville.
October 12, 2019
Historical Wagon Rides
Listen to an historical narrative wagon ride about Frankfort while riding in a horse drawn wagon! Saturday. Sponsored by the Frankfort Elberta Chamber of Commerce
Farmer’s Market and Fall Craft Market
Seasonal fruits and vegetables, bakery products, maple syrup, honey, fall soaps, and numerous gift items. 8am-4pm
Kids – Guess the weight – Win a Bike!
Kids can guess the weight of a giant pumpkin and you could win a girl’s bike or boy’s bike. One of each to be given away! Saturday. Frankfort. Sponsored by the Frankfort Elberta Chamber of Commerce
A freekish haunting experience you’ll never forget. At the old Incoe building on Parkview Ln. Frankfort. Saturday. Fee. Sponsored by the Frankfort Elberta Chamber of Commerce.
FREE Movie Showings at the Garden Theatre
Saturday. FREE showings at 2 & 3 & 4pm of “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”.
Scenic Chairlift Rides
A ride up the mountain to see the beautiful fall colors. Fee. Saturday. Crystal Mountain Thompsonville.
Point Betsie Lighthouse Tours & Giftshop – Sat.10:30am-4:30pm. Sun.12:30- 4:30pm. $ Fee
For more information on this weekend’s events, contact the Frankfort Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce at 231-352-7251
Things to Do
Bid on a Huge Jack-o-Lantern
You could take home a carved jack-o-lantern featuring the talents of Ed Moody! Watch Ed skillfully carve out a pumpkin’s inner personality as well as other items at our auction! Saturday. Frankfort. Sponsored by the Frankfort Elberta Chamber of Commerce
Fall Fest Parade
11am – Music, Floats, Mutt March & more! Pumpkin Hillbilly Olympics & Dunk Tank after the parade!
Juried Mutt March
Prizes awarded for Look Alikes, Best Dressed & more! Saturday. Frankfort.
Giant Pumpkin & Squash Weigh Off
The biggest pumpkins you’ll ever see, some more than 900+ lbs! Saturday. Frankfort. Sponsored by the Frankfort Elberta Chamber of Commerce
Giant Pumpkin Drop on a Car!
Watch what happens when a 500 lb. pumpkin is dropped on a vehicle from over 100 feet in the air. Saturday. Frankfort. Sponsored by the Frankfort Elberta Chamber of Commerce
Check out the Frankfort Fallfest Flyer!
Pumpkin Carving Techniques
Learn from the master carver and famous jack-o-lantern creator, Ed Moody. Saturday. Frankfort. Sponsored by the Frankfort Elberta Chamber of Commerce
Pumpkin Chunkin’ Contest
Catapults chunking pumpkins! For $ you can chuck a pumpkin too! Pumpkin Drop is the kick off to the catapults.
Kids Halloween Maze
Straw bales arranged to be mystifying but fun especially for young children. Saturday. Frankfort. Sponsored by the Frankfort Elberta Chamber of Commerce
Enjoy the Fall! Take a leisurely hike or bike along the beautiful Betsie Valley Trail, Tour the Point Betsie Lighthouse, Canoe or kayak along the Platte or Betsie River, take the beautiful M22 color tour, watch the fish jump the ladder at the Dam, and be sure to check out some of the special Special Fall menu items, like Apple Pie & Cinnamon icecream, only found at Fallfest, along with other local eateries. Also enjoy awesome Fall shopping specials at the great shops…. So much to do during the Fall in Benzie…Enjoy!