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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, 2019Community Event

Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program Collection Day

No experience necessary, seeking volunteers to help gather micro-invertebrates to determine the health of Platte & Betsie rivers. Register by contacting John at the BCD: 231-882-4391; john@benziecd.org

When:
Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:00 AM thru 02:00 PM
Where:
Meet at Benzie Conservation District, 280 S. Benzie Blvd., Beulah, MI
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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 Register 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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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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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 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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