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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, 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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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

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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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Holly Berry Art & Crafts Fair

Annual Indoor Craft Fair

When:
Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:00 AM thru 03:00 PM
Where:
534 11th Street, Frankfort, MI  49635
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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Santa & Mrs. Claus Visit & Kid's Play Area & Carriage Rides

Santa & Mrs. Claus visit with kids play area at Holly Berry Art & Crafts Fair.

When:
Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
534 11th Street, Frankfort, MI  49635
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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.

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

September
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Saturday – 11am – 3pm
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