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The Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce and co-sponsors Benzie County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Graceland Fruit, Dinghy’s Restaurant & Bar, Harbor Lights Resort, Curtis Insurance and State Savings Bank will bring you the Annual Fall Festival celebration in Frankfort on Saturday, October 8 at 11:00 a.m., with the Fall Festival Parade (Parade Registration Form) featuring The Scottville Clown Band and entertaining Mutt March (click here for entry form), GIANT pumpkins and locally built floats. We are still accepting participants in the Parade and the Mutt March. Applications can be picked up at the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber Office, on their website at www.frankfort-elberta.com
Directly following the parade, a host of activities will take place in the Open Space Park. Live music featuring The Scottville Clown Band will perform under the Big Tent! Watch in awe as giant pumpkins and squash get weighed-in. There will be cash prizes awarded for several weight categories. Back by popular demand: Helicopter Rides – $55 per person — departs from the Boat Launch parking lot and 10th and Main Street. Kids 5-15 years of age can guess the weight of a giant pumpkin and have the opportunity to win a brand new BIKE! The Pumpkin Baking Contest is back! The Masters of Mayhem will be here with their brand new Trebuchet to launch pumpkins across Betsie Bay!
Starting at noon, judging for the Home Brew Competition at Stormcloud Brewing Co., free wagon rides through downtown Frankfort. First Congregational Church will host their Cake Walk at 1 p.m.
Back by popular demand: Silent Auction 12 pm-2:45 pm, Pie Eating Contest (Register at 1:00 pm – contest begins at 1:30 pm) – all of these activities are located in the Open Space.
A wide variety of activities will be available from 11:00 am – 3:30 pm including Pumpkin Decorating, “Hillbilly Olimpiks” — the silly-themed obstacle course, the popular Kid’s Games (fee) and a Straw Maze will be all set up in Open Space Park for all to enjoy. Participate in the Scavenger Hunt to win cash prizes. The Garden Theater will again host FREE showings of “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” at 2:00 and 3:00 pm. Watch as a 900+ lb. pumpkin drops from high in the sky onto a vehicle!
Beer tent in the Open Space 11am -4pm — celebrate Frankfort Beer Week with a fun beer tent with live music featuring Scottville Clown Band and Alfredo later in the day.