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Wednesday, October 16, 2019Community Event

Aquatic Workshop

Please register for this informative presentation by Dr. Jo Latimore and Erick Elgin regarding the health of our local waters and how to monitor it. Hands-on aquatic plant identification; light refreshments. Contact 231.882.4391; jane@benziecd.org

When:
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:30 PM thru 08:30 PM
Where:

Mills Community House

Benzonia 

For More Info:
Jane Perrino
231-882-4391
jane@benziecd.org
www.benziecd.org

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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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Saturday, October 19, 2019Community Event

Peaktoberfest

Peaktoberfest, happening October 18-20, 2019, includes first-class mountain bike racing, live music, family fun, great German food and award-winning brews surrounded by the autumn colors of northern Michigan.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

14TH ANNUAL FOUNDERS PEAK2PEAK MOUNTAIN BIKE CLASSIC

9:30am-12:30pm, base of Crystal Clipper chairlift
The 14th Annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic is held in and around the beautiful, gently rolling terrain surrounding Crystal Mountain. The race starts and finishes near the base of the front-side slopes. Riders journey through hardwood and pine forests along rambling two-tracks and flowing single-track on a course that is fast and challenging, but not so difficult that racers new to the sport won't have a great time. Learn More »

JUNIOR RACES

Tour de Tykes (ages 7-12 or 6 and under)

1pm:  Register your kids for the Tour De Tykes Races at the Mountain Adventure Zone! Future Peak2Peak Mountain Bike racers are invited to participate in the annual Tour de Tykes or our newly added Tour de Trax.

2pm:  Younger racers (ages 6 and under) can take part in the Tour de Tiny Tykes. Be sure to pre-register at the Mountain Adventure Zone.
2:30pm:  The Tour de Tykes race is for racers aged 7-12 years old. Be sure to pre-register at the Mountain Adventure Zone.

All participants receive medals and are sure to have a great time!

Tour de Trax (ages 8+)

3:30pm:  This race is for young, enthusiastic riders ready for a challenge! Racers ages 8 + will start and finish at the Peak2Peak gate. This single lap, 6-mile mountain bike course will challenge young Mountain Bikers to push their limits. Finisher medals for all racers and place medals to the top three overall. Parents are encouraged to ride along with first-time or timid racers.

Register Online: $20 per person  (Registration Opens: TBD)

Day-Of Registration: $30 per racer

For more information, please call the Mountain Adventure Zone at 888-968-7686 ext. 7500.

SPOOKTACULAR SATURDAY

2 - 6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more! 

Learn More about Spooktacular Saturday »

HAUNTED TRAIL

7:30 - 9:30pm:  Choose between the family friendly Spooky Walk or terrifying Haunted Trail. Ride the Loki lift & follow the lanterns down your chosen trail. $9 per person, 6 & under free with paying adult.

Learn More about the Haunted Trail »

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

PEAKTOBER FALL MOUNTAIN BIKE COLOR TOUR

11am: Ride the iconic Peak2Peak race course at a leisurely tour pace - all the beauty with less sweat! This is an easy paced mountain bike ride and no one will be left behind. Enjoy our route along the Betsie River Pathway and make a pit-stop at Iron Fish Distillery for a tour and drinks. The ride will conclude back at Crystal Mountain.

Cost: $29 per person; Includes rental bike and helmet OR only $10 if you bring your own bike. 

Helmets are required for this ride.


ALL WEEKEND

Crystal Spa Days

Enjoy select massage, facial, body treatment and nail services for a great deal!  Crystal Spa Days  is available October 1 - November 28, 2019.

 

When:
Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:00 AM thru 09:30 PM
Where:

Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683

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Saturday, October 19, 2019Community Event

Spooktacular Saturday

Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! It's a day full of fall activities that everyone is sure to enjoy.

2 - 6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more!

2:30pm: Burlap Races

3pm: Fall Bingo

3:30pm: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest

4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin

4:30pm: Fall Bingo

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:
Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:00 PM thru 09:30 PM
Where:

Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683 

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Saturday, October 19, 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:
Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:30 PM thru 09:30 PM
Where:

Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683 

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Sunday, October 20, 2019Community Event

Concert on the Hill-The Singing Strings and Brilliant Brass

The Singing Strings and Brilliant Brass concert will be performed by Interlochen Arts Academy faculty and friends.  Artists, music and time for this concert will be announced at a later date. 

 

BACN will be the recipient of the funds donated at this concert.  


When:
Sunday, October 20, 2019 1:00 AM
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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Sunday, October 20, 2019Community Event

Concert on the Hill "The Singing Strings & Brilliant Brass"

The Singing Strings and Brilliant Brass concert will be performed by Interlochen Arts Academy faculty and friends. 

Artists, music, and time for this concert will be announced at a later date.


When:
Sunday, October 20, 2019 7:00 PM
Where:
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Beulah, MI
For More Info:
Ray Nichols-
231-882-4790
raynick@charter.net

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Friday, October 25, 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 25, 2019 7:30 PM thru 09:30 PM
Where:

Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683 

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Saturday, October 26, 2019Community Event

Thompsonville Fall Festival

Thompsonville Fall Festival
We welcome everyone to come and enjoy The Thompsonville Fall Festival sponsored by The Wayne and Joan Webber Foundation!
When: October 26, 2019, from 12 PM—3PM
(at the Thompsonville Fire Hall and Community Center)
Located at 14714 Lincoln Ave., Thompsonville, MI
Enjoy FREE hot dogs, cider, and donuts and more!
Enjoy music, Bounce House (weather permitting), Funny Clown for the children, carriage rides, free photo booth and reading with therapy dogs Chaz and Denny. Build your own scarecrow and each child can pick out a free pumpkin to take home!
Come in your Halloween costume! AWESOME FAMILY FUN!
Enjoy the Annual Old Fashioned Pie Auction and Bake Sale for the Library!
Calling all bakers...donate a homemade pie to the festival to be auctioned (no cream pies please) or homemade goodies for the bake sale. All proceeds to benefit the
Betsie Valley District Library! Please call the Library at 231-378-2716 if you would like to donate pie or a baked goodie!

When:
Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:00 PM thru 03:00 PM
Where:
Thompsonville Village Hall and Community Center
14714 Lincoln Ave., Thompsonville, MI

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Saturday, October 26, 2019Community Event

Spooktacular Saturday

Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! It's a day full of fall activities that everyone is sure to enjoy.

2 - 6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more!

2:30pm: Burlap Races

3pm: Fall Bingo

3:30pm: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest

4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin

4:30pm: Fall Bingo

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:
Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:00 PM thru 09:30 PM
Where:

Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683 

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Saturday, October 26, 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:
Saturday, October 26, 2019 7:30 PM thru 09:30 PM
Where:

Crystal Mountain     

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683 

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Trick or Treating Frankfort

Annual Trick or Treating throughout Downtown Frankfort 5-8pm

When:
Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:
Downtown Frankfort

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Trunk or Treat - Downtown Frankfort

Attention Benzie County & Beyond residents that do not live in an area where kids come to your house to Trick or Treat on HALLOWEEN...

Do you want to hand out candy to the little ones?!??!

Do you live out of town and NO ONE comes to get candy from you?

Well, the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce and the City of Frankfort have a solution for you!  It's called TRUNK OR TREAT!

On October 31, come to downtown Frankfort between 5pm and 8pm - Park your vehicle in a parking space on Main Street (BACK IN on the North Side of the Street) between 3rd and 6th streets and you can handout candy to the kids that come by.

Decorate your car and/or yourself and have a great time!

Call Joanne Bartley at 231-352-7251 with any questions.

When:
Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:
Downtown Frankfort - Main Street
For More Info:
Joanne Bartley
231-352-7251
fcofc@frankfort-elberta.com

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Thursday, October 31, 2019Community Event

Halloween Open House

Free hot chocolate, cold cider, donut holes, candy and restrooms available for everyone!

When:
Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:30 PM thru 08:30 PM
Where:

First Congregational Church

431 Forest Ave.

Frankfort, MI 49635 

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Sunday, November 10, 2019Community Event

An Afternoon with Author Joseph Heywood

Join us for "An Afternoon with Author Joseph Heywood". Heywood’s bestselling Woods Cop mysteries are based on the lives of Upper Peninsula conservation officers. Heywood is a Vietnam Veteran and former adjunct professor of professional writing at Western Michigan University. This is the author's 20th consecutive year patrolling with local DNR Officers and spends roughly a month each year in the field with the DNR. Refreshments provided. 

When:
Sunday, November 10, 2019 4:00 PM
Where:

Mills Community House
891 Michigan Ave.
Benzonia, MI 49616 

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Saturday, November 16, 2019Community Event

ANNUAL WOMEN’S RETREAT

Blaine Christian Church, 7018 Putney Road (corner of Joyfield and Putney Roads), invites all the women in our area to come to the church for their Annual Women’s Retreat on Saturday, November 16, 2019.  The retreat begins at 8:45 am and will conclude at 1 pm after lunch is provided.  There is a small fee to cover the cost of the retreat.

The theme of the retreat is “BREATHE: Finding The Rest You Need Before The Climb You Are Called To”.  Special speaker, Lee Nienhuis, has been described as passionate, engaging, and sincere.  she firmly believes that God’s Word transforms lives today.

Please call the church, 231/352-9148, by the deadline of Wednesday, November 13th  to RSVP to insure enough food is available for lunch.  When you call, let the church know if you need child care.

You and your family are welcome to get to know our church family on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am (contemporary service), or at 11 am (blended service).  Separate activities, through “Kid’s Kare”, are provided at each service for children 3 - 6 years old.  Sunday School classes for children 2 years old through adults meet at 9:45 am.

If you have any questions, need directions, or cost information, please call the church, 231/352-9148, or email blainechurch@gmail.com, or check the church’s website:  www.blainechristianchurch.org

When:
Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:45 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:

 Blaine Christian Church

7018 Putney Road (corner of Joyfield and Putney Roads)

Arcadia, MI  49613 

 

For More Info:
Blaine Christian Church
231/352-9148
blainechurch@gmail.com
www.blainechristianchurch.org

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Saturday, November 16, 2019Community Event

Deer Widows Vendor & Craft Fair

Deer Widows Vendor & Craft Fair, benefiting the Read-Osborne American Legion 531 Auxiliary.
Nov. 16, 2019, 10am - 4pm. Come and enjoy great company, early Christmas shopping and great food!
Delicious lunch will be available for purchase. Girl Scout Troop 3990 will have scrumptious baked goods for sale.
Thank you for your support! Post located at 18483 Cadillac Hwy., Copemish, MI. Questions, please call 231-357-2775.

When:
Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:00 AM thru 04:00 PM
Where:

Read-Osborne American Legion Post 531 and Auxiliary
18483 Cadillac Hwy., Copemish, MI. 

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Thursday, November 21, 2019Community Event

Annual Meeting: American Martens & Fishers in Michigan

Join us to learn about what the Benzie Conservation District has been doing this past year, and enjoy a presentation on American Martens & Fishers, and great refreshments! 

When:
Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:30 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:
Mills Community House, Benzonia
For More Info:
Aime Merizon
2318824391
aime@benziecd.org
www.benziecd.org

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Thursday, November 28, 2019Community Event

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet

Join us on Thursday November 28th, 2019
Thanksgiving Day Buffet ~ 12 Noon till 6pm
Adults $25, Kids $15….All you can eat!
Bar will be Open, Soft Drinks are Included
Reservations are Recommended

 

 

Now taking reservations for our Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet:

Appetizers
Dinner Rolls with Butter
Assorted Salads Bar
Cornbread Puddin’
Vegetable Crudité & Assorted Cheese Platter
Fresh House-Made Cranberry Sauce

Main Courses
Roasted Turkey Breast Carving Station
Sage & Garlic Crusted Pork Loin
Alaska Seafood Bake
White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy
Wild Rice Pilaf
Green Bean Casserole
Grandma’s Broccoli Casserole
Brussel Sprouts w/Bacon & Caramelized Onions
Wilted Kale w/Toasted Pine Nuts
Potato & Root Vegetable Au Gratin
Apple & Sage Stuffing
Sweet Potatoes Mash w/Marshmallow Topping

Dessert
Assorted Pies 


When:
Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:00 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:

Hotel Frankfort

231 Main Street

Frankfort, Mi 49635 

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Saturday, November 30, 2019Craft Fair

2019 Holly Berry Arts & Crafts Fair

24th Annual Holly Berry Arts & Crafts Fair to be held at Frankfort-Elberta High School in historic Frankfort on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan.

Indoor Art & Craft Fair in Frankfort, Michigan. Held the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year at Frankfort High School.

DATE:  November 30, 2019,  SHOW HOURS:  9:00am - 3pm, FEE: $70.00 per 10 x 6 space & $80.00 per 10 x 10 space

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

Entry Deadline: November 1 - $25 late fee after November 1 Show Hours: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


When:
Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:00 AM thru 03:00 PM
Where:

534 11th Street, Frankfort MI 49635

 

 
Registration:
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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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