Fallfest –

Fallfest 2012

Ed Moody & giant pumpkin (photo by Debra Townsend)

Every Weekend in October! Beautiful Fall colors, great food, and tons of fun activities! 

October 5-7, 2012

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Food

 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 

 Art

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 – Sat.10:30am-4:30pm. Sun.12:30- 4:30pm. 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
Historic grain mill & warehouse filled with quality antiques & cool collectibles. Flea market, and even complimentary wine tasting. 10am. – 6pm

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.

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Smokey Bear 

Sat.11-12:30pm. Downtown Beulah Park

 Bounce House

Saturday, 10am-3pm. Sponsored by the Crystal Lake Community Business Association

 Basketball Free Throw Contest

Benzonia. Saturday, 11am-12:30pm

Betsie Valley Run

Features a 10K Run, Half Marathon, 5K Walk/Run, Kids Run. Sponsored by the Friends of the Betsie Valley Library. Sunday.  9am.
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville.

Crystal Mountain Resort 
Scenic Chair Lift Rides 

Get a bird’s eye view of fall colors. 4pm -6pm. Fee. Saturday. Thompsonville.

October 12-14, 18-21, & 27, 2012

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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

Bayside Haunting

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 Resort & Spa, 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

Benzie Area Historical Museum – Guided walking tour of remarkable historical sites in Elberta. Tour starts at Elberta Marina Pavilion Park. Free admission to museum. Saturday. 1pm and repeated at 3pm. Elberta

 

 

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.
Saturday. Frankfort. Click here for 2007 Pumpkin drop video

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! 

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