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Wednesday, August 21, 2019Community Event

Early Fall Migrating Birds

On Wednesday August 21 at 6:30pm Benzie Audubon Club members and friends will meet leader Doug Cook at the Betsie Valley Trailhead in Elberta to look for early fall migrating birds (and resident species as well) in the in the Elberta Marsh. There is no fee, and all are welcome. For more information see www.benzieaudubon.org.



When:
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:30 PM thru 08:30 PM
Where:
Betsie Vally Trailhead in Elberta, MI
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019Community Event

Becoming Mary Sully

2019 Phil Talk “Becoming Mary Sully”
Like a Ted Talk, but with the famous Phil Deloria
A box of recently discovered colorful and dynamic abstract triptychs became a familial quest in unraveling “personality prints” of American public figures like Amelia Earhart, Babe Ruth and Gertrude Stein. Deloria has reclaimed that work from obscurity; exploring the stunning portfolio through the lenses of modernism, industrial design, Dakota women’s aesthetics, mental health, ethnography, anthropology, primitivism, and the American Indian politics of the 1930s. All are welcome to this evening of discovery and insight, free of charge.


When:
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:

First Congregational Church of Frankfort, MI

431 Forest Ave. 

 

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Friday, August 23, 2019Community Event

Frankfort Concert in the Park

Tim Kluck (Folk Country Originals)

When:
Friday, August 23, 2019 12:00 AM
Where:
Frankfort Mineral Springs Park Pavilion
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Friday, August 23, 2019Community Event

Frankfort Concert in the Park

Come to this Kid Friendly  Dance Nite

Miss Vickie Slater owner of "Get Up & Dance" will lead the troops to fun and games with music and lots of laughter!  Special Event

 


When:
Friday, August 23, 2019 7:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:
Frankfort Mineral Springs Park Pavilion
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Saturday, August 24, 2019Community Event

Benzie Long Lake Water Tour

Register by contacting John Ransom: 231-882-4391; john@benziecd.org.


When:
Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Meet at end of Long Lake Rd, north of Round Lake, off M-22.
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Saturday, August 24, 2019Community Event

Let's Go Fly a Kite

The Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce is not ready to end summer so "Let's Go Fly a Kite" on August 24 from 3:00pm-5:00pm on Frankfort Lake Michigan Beach! Bob & Ginny Istnick came to the Chamber after they had witnessed a wonderful Kite Event on Okaloosa Island. They suggested this fun beach activity to give the kids another chance to run on the beach and enjoy the joys of the winds of Frankfort. Ginny & Bob are sponsoring the event with the Chamber to purchase "Kites for Kids" and adults don't need to be shy, we will have 100 kites for both young and old. Chamber Staff and volunteers will be at the entrance beach turn-around with 100 kites to give away FREE-(Donations welcome to continue this event in the future). A table will be set up to assemble the kites and send the kites into the winds. Come join the fun and enjoy the beauty of one more summer day in Frankfort, Michigan.

When:
Saturday, August 24, 2019 3:00 PM thru 05:00 PM

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Sunday, September 08, 2019Community Event

2019 Dan Straubel Memorial Golf Outing Benefit

Play a round of golf with friends and support affordable housing in Benzie County ! The Dan Straubel Memorial Golf Outing Benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County, will be held at the Crystal Lake Golf Course in Beulah. Lunch and supper will be served. Stay tuned for more details. Email us at info@benziehabitat.org with any questions. 

When:
Sunday, September 08, 2019 12:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Crystal Lake Golf Course 
For More Info:
Jennifer Murtaugh
231-352-0300
info@benziehabitat.org
benziehabitat.org

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Thursday, September 12, 2019Community Event

Concert on the Hill "Ragtime Artist, Peter Bergin"

Peter Bergin will explore the intersection of ragtime with early American Parlor music from the 1850's-1930 and into the 50's.

Ragtime concerts with Peter is interactive and insightfu.He gets audiences moving to the beat and puts smiles on faces with his stories and anecdotes.


When:
Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:30 PM thru 08:30 PM
Where:
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Beulah
For More Info:
Ray Nichols-
231-882-4790
raynick@charter.net

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Thursday, September 12, 2019Community Event

Concert on the Hill - Peter Bergin- The Great American Song

Ragtime concerts with Peter Bergin are interactive and insightful.  Peter gets audiences moving to the beat and puts smiles on their faces. Audiences gain a better understanding of our American musical heritage.  It's a celebration of life through music and stories! 

Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing (NMSH) and the Women's Resource Center (WRC) will receive offerings from the concert.  


When:
Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:30 PM
Where:

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

8190 Lincoln Road, Beulah, MI 49617

 

 

For More Info:
Jennifer Adkins
231-882-4241
office@benziestandrews.com

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Tri UpNorth Triathlon

Triathlon

When:
Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:00 AM thru 04:00 PM
Where:
Frankfort

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Sunday, September 15, 2019Community Event

Dan Straubel Memorial Golf Outing Benefit

Please note the change of date! Join us on Sunday, September 15, 2019 for our annual golf outing! Men's, Women's and Co-Ed teams are invited to join in this four person scramble event. $70 per person, includes 18 holes of golf with shared cart, pizza & pop lunch, burgers & brats dinner, plus a 50% off coupon for a future round of golf! 
Registration forms are available by emailing us at info@benziehabitat.org. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County's mission to build affordable homes in Benzie County!  

When:
Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:

 Crystal Lake Golf Course 

 8493 Fairway Drive

Beulah, Michigan 

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019Community Event

Building Community Resilience

Join an essential conversation about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

Join us on Wednesday, September 25th for a free event in Benzie County that will explore the health impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences and what our community can do to change the trajectory. Local experts will lead an audience-driven discussion and question and answer session following the screening of the documentary film, Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope. 

This event is for parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors, business owners, healthcare providers, schools—everyone who has a passion for thriving, resilient communities.

Tickets are free at the door, but to guarantee a seat, reserve online here.  


When:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:
Benzie County Central High School Auditorium 

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Saturday, September 28, 2019Community Event

National Alpaca Farm Day

Join us for National Alpaca Farm Day! Enjoy an exclusive meet the alpaca experience and browse the boutique. This free event is family friendly and fun for all ages!

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• Meet the Alpacas
• Walk with Alpacas
• Browse the Alpaca Boutiques
• Alpaca 101 Seminar (4 – 5 pm) for those interested in learning about The Alpaca Lifestyle
• Spinners
• Free to the public
• Fun for all ages!

When:
Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:00 AM thru 05:00 PM
Where:

Crystal Lake Alpaca Farm and Boutique

4907 River Road

Frankfort, MI 49635 

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Thursday, October 03, 2019Community Event

Concert on the Hill "Peter, Paul, and Mary Remembered"

Peter, Paul & Mary Remembered rekindles your fond memories of those times when we came of age" and of the music that made it happen.  

Singers Dave Dumas, Sharron Owen, and Marty Province enjoy stepping back in time for a joyful performance. 


When:
Thursday, October 03, 2019 7:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Beulah, MI
For More Info:
Ray Nichols-
231-882-4790
raynick@charter.net

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Thursday, October 03, 2019Community Event

Concert on the Hill - Peter, Paul and Mary Remembered

Peter, Paul and Mary Remembered rekindles your fond memories of those times when we 'came of age' and of the music that made it happen.  

Benzie Senior Resources will be the recipient of funds donated at this concert


When:
Thursday, October 03, 2019 7:00 PM
Where:

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

8190 Lincoln Road, Beulah, MI 49617

 

For More Info:
Jennifer Adkins
231-8824241
office@benziestandrews.com

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Monday, October 07, 2019

Frankfort Beer Week

Welcome to the 6th Annual Frankfort Beer Week! Celebrate all that is great about Craft Beer in Michigan and do it in the cool, scenic, foodie town of Frankfort. Those who appreciate Craft Beer and delicious food know that the best things come from small-batch attention and creativity from people who care about the total experience.

Celebrate beer. Celebrate life. Celebrate Frankfort.

When:
from Monday, October 07, 2019 12:00 PM
thru Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:00 PM

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Saturday, October 12, 2019Craft Fair

2019 Fall Festival Craft Fair

2019 Fall Festival Craft Fair
Fall Festival Craft Fair to be held in downtown historic Frankfort in Open Space Park during the Fall Festival on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan.

Outdoor Fall-themed Art & Craft Fair in Frankfort, Michigan on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan.  Held on Main Street.

Fee: Entry fee is $55.00 per 12 x 12 space

Mail packet to/Checks Payable to:  Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 566, Frankfort, Michigan 49635

Entry Deadline: October 1, 2019 - $25 late fee after October 1, 2019

Show Hours: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

When

October 12th, 2019 10:00 AM   through   4:00 PM

Location
727 Main Street
Frankfort, MI 49635

The Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to apply to the 1st Fall Craft Fair to be held in Open Space Park in historic Frankfort on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan.  PLEASE NOTE:  The Craft Fair will be held during a festival and items are required to be fall-themed.

DATE: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

JURYING: This is a juried show open to FALL THEMED only crafts and art.  NO BUY/SELL ITEMS ALLOWED. Applications will be juried as they are received.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received...  More >>

When:
Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:00 AM thru 04:00 PM
Where:

727 Main Street, Frankfort, MI 49635

 

  
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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Frankfort Fall Festival

 

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES 2019

 

The annual Fall Festival festivities begin with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Frankfort Fire Department at The Hotel Frankfort from 7:00 am - 11:00 AM. Starting at 11:00 am, the Fall Festival Parade Regisgter for Parade here, featuring The Scottville Clown Band, GIANT pumpkins, locally built floats and the always popular Mutt March Register for the Mutt March here. If you would like to donate prizes to the Mutt March, please contact our office 231-352-7251 or fcofc@frankfort-elberta.com.  

 

Don't forget to grab your 2019 Fall Festival souvenir T-Shirts and Cinch Bags at the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce booth the day of the festival or at the Chamber office 517 Main St. Frankfort. 

 

Directly following the parade, a host of activities will take place in the Open Space Park.

 

  • Mutt March Awards Live Music featuring The Scottville Clown Band will perform under the Big Tent, which also features domestic beer and wine and beer from Stormcloud, Wine, Mead from St. Ambrose and Cocktails from Iron Fish!
  • GIANT pumpkins, squash and watermelon weigh-in.
  • Kids 5-15 years of age can guess the weight of a giant pumpkin and have the opportunity to win a brand new BIKE!
  • Back by Popular demand: Helicopter Rides - $55 per person. Departs from the Boat Launch parking lot at 10th and Main St.
  • Pumpkin Ed Moody will there carving a giant pumpkin
  • The Frankfort Fire Department will host Kids Activities and Demos near the Library
  • Starting at noon, judging for the Home Brew Competition at Stormcloud Brewing Co.
  • Food Available in Open Space provided by theBoy Scout Troop 10.
  • Free Wagon Rides through downtown Frankfort
  • First Congregational Church will host their Cake Walk at 1pm
  • Bid on some fantastic items at the Silent Auction 11p-2:00pm
  • Who doesn't love a Pie Eating Contest?! (Register at 1:00pm - contest begins at 1:30pm)
  • Our Fall Festival would not be the same without the CRAZY Pumpkin Drop! 2:30pm near boat launch.

 

Sorry, NO TREBUCHET for launching pumpkins.

 

A wide variety of activities will be available from 11:00 am - 3:30pm:

 

  • A Beer, Wine, Mead and Cocktail Tent (Open until 5pm) After the Scottville Clown Band, Bill Frary will play live until 5pm.
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Hillbilly Olimpiks, the silly-themed obstacle course
  • Popular Kid's Games and a Straw Maze will be all set up in Open Space Park for all to enjoy. 
  • Bounce House
  • Pumpkin Decorating hosted by Olver Art Center
  • Fall-Themed Craft Fair
  • The Garden Theater will again host FREE showings of "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" at 2:00 and 3:00 pm. 
  • Don't miss the Oktoberfest Party to cap off Beer Week at Stormcloud Brewing Company. Music Starts at 8pm 
  • The returning BEER, WINE, MEAD and COCKTAIL TENT will be in the Open Space starting at 11am. Celebrate Frankfort Beer Week with a fun Beer tent with Live Music featuring the Scottville Clown Band and Bill Frary.

 

If you need more information, please stop into the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce Office at 517 Main Street, Frankfort, email or call 231-352-7251 or email fcofc@frankfort-elberta.com


When:
Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:00 AM thru 05:00 PM
For More Info:
Joanne Bartley
231-352-7251
fcofc@frankfort-elberta.com

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Sunday, October 13, 2019Community Event

Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra Concert


When:
Sunday, October 13, 2019 4:00 PM thru 05:30 PM
Where:

 Benzie Central High School Auditorium

9300 Homestead Road

Benzonia, MI 49616 

For More Info:
Theresa Kelley, Operations Manager
231.889.7182
benzieareasymphonyorchestra@outlook.com
www.benziesymphony.com

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Friday, October 18, 2019Community Event

Haunted Trail

7:30 - 9:30pm: Get ready to scream!  Ride the Loki lift & follow the lanterns down the Haunted Trail... if you dare. Our Haunted Trail is available October 18-19 and 25-26, 2019.

Cost: $9 per person. Ages 6 & under free with paying adult.

Haunted Trail is weather permitting. Call the Mountain Adventure Zone at 888-968-7686 ext. 7500 for information.  


When:
Friday, October 18, 2019 7:30 PM thru 09:30 PM
Where:

Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683

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The Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce is an organization of more than 200+ businesses, organizations, and individuals committed to supporting the livelihood of Frankfort-Elberta and surrounding area.

Our Mission

Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce strives to promote the civic, commercial, educational, and industrial welfare of Frankfort-Elberta and the surrounding area.

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Our Goals

Recognizing that the quality of life is our most valuable asset, our chamber strives..

  • To promote the area as an all season recreational destination,
  • To foster preservation of our natural environment,
  • To support planned economic growth in the area,
  • To assist the efforts of retailers, manufacturers, and professionals in maintaining/strengthening a sound and healthy business climate,
  • To aid the community in identifying area-wide problems/concerns and assist in addressing/resolving these issues,
  • And to provide services that are uniquely beneficial to the members of the Chamber of Commerce.

Community Involvement

The Chamber is proud to administer and sponsor many programs of a civic, social, and cultural nature which are designed to increase the functional and aesthetic values of the area. Many of these programs include: Community Beautification, Easter Egg Hunts, Friday Night Concerts in the Park, Frankfort Craft Fair, Fourth of July Parade, and related events, Fourth of July Fireworks, Port City Art & Crafts Fair, Frankfort Fine Art Fair, Collector Car Show, Street Sale, Benzie Fishing Frenzy Tournament, Fall Festival, Taste of Benzie, Holly Berry Arts and Crafts Show, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Santa’s Visit/Community Sing Along, and Shiver by the River Winter Festival.

Member Services

Please see our Membership Information page for all the details regarding the many benefits and opportunities available to members, as well as membership information.

Visitor Services

The Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce is open 51 weeks a year. The Chamber is a member of the West Michigan Tourist Association, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce. We provide Frankfort-Elberta area visitors with maps, magazines, brochures, charts, phone books and more, publications containing Frankfort-Elberta area attractions, events, and member information, relocation information packets for families and businesses, and an Economic Development Guide for business.

Economic Development Services

The Chamber and its Economic Development Committee work with various local, state, and federal organizations to assist existing business and industries in retention and expansion as well as to attract new employers to the area. The office also produces Economic Development and Information publications for potential investors. Organizations involved include the Frankfort Industrial Park Development Corporation, the Benzie County Economic Development Corporation, the Traverse Bay Area Economic Development Corporation, the Northwest Michigan Council of Government, and the Michigan Department of Commerce. Services provided include Business Relocation Information and Industrial Park Sites.

Relocation Information

Thinking of relocating to the Frankfort-Elberta Area? Call the Chamber of Commerce office and ask for our relocation information kit to help you to identify the questions you need to ask, and the sources for the answers – before you make that important decision. Business relocation information and regional demographics are also available.

Summer and Seasonal Job Listing Service

Is your business in need of summer or seasonal help? The chamber now offers a free job listing service benefiting both businesses looking for summer and/or seasonal employees, and individuals looking for that type of employment. You need not be a member to participate.

Anyone wishing to list a job or employment opportunity with the Chamber may email, postal mail, drop-off, or FAX a brief (50 words or less) description of the position they have available. These jobs will then be listed and available at the Chamber office to anyone seeking employment.

Chamber Office Hours

July & August
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am – 3pm

September
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday – 11am – 3pm
Sunday – Closed

Mid October through end of May
Tuesday – Friday 9am – 3pm
Saturday – Closed
Sunday & Monday – Closed

June
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday – 11am – 3pm
Sunday – Closed

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