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Enjoy family fun in Beulah and Benzonia starting with the homemade Fall Soup Contest featuring the talents of local soup makers. Catch the sidewalk chalk contest, and “Lord of the Gourd” Pat Harrison, gourd carver of wild gourd creations.
There’s also pumpkin decorating, a hula hoop contest with prizes and bounce house, horse drawn wagon ridge, petting zoo and face painting. Adults can catch the Car “Park and Shine” Show with classic vehicles from noon-2pm.
Visit the Benzie Area Historical Museum and enter another era bringing Benzie County and area history to life. Free Admission.
Sun. Events include: Hillbilly Breakfast 8am-Noon; Betsie Valley Run at 9am.
The Betsie Valley Run features a half marathon, a 10K Run/Walk and 5K Run/Walk at Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa where you can also ride the Chair Lift to view the panorama of fall color.
Beulah and Benzonia, on Crystal Lake, are located about 45 minutes southwest of Traverse City on U.S.-31.