As summer winds down, the days are getting shorter and crisper. Come enjoy the wonders of Frankenmuth during this magical harvest season to see our city come alive with color! We suggest checking out these great activities and events during fall 2019. 


Frankenmuth Auto Fest

Date: September 6-8

Time: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Location: Heritage Park

Cost: $5 per person, single day / $10 per person, weekend pass

Over 2500 classic cars, street rods, and muscle cars. Come and enjoy a weekend of fun and entertainment for all ages. Friday night Big Block Party on Main Street from 5 p.m.  – 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, view the classic cars in Heritage Park. Music Fest dance in the Harvey Kern Pavilion on Saturday from 7 p.m. – Midnight.


Keepsake Collection Arts & Craft Show

Date: September 6 – 8

Time: Friday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Zehnders Park

Cost: Free

The goal of Keepsake Collection Shows is to provide a venue for makers and artists to showcase and sell their handmade items. Category entries are limited in order to create an interesting and diverse shopping experience for everyone. You’ll always find professional quality exhibitors and merchandise at our shows, as all are juried.


Frankenmuth Funtown Chowdown Food Truck Festival

Date: September 12

Time: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Location: Frankenmuth River Place Shops

Cost: Free

It’s time for the Funtown Chowdown, Frankenmuth’s 3rd Annual Food Truck Festival at Frankenmuth River Place Shops! The festival will feature up to 20 food trucks, large tent with seating for over 1,000 with a designated handicap parking area, the ever popular children’s play village, and additional activities for families.

Along with mouthwatering food options and fun family activities, we will also be hosting The Battle of the Breweries. This event will feature tap takeovers with two different craft breweries battling to be voted the best craft brewery of the festival! The winner will be invited back to the following festival to defend its title as victor.Don’t miss out on Funtown Chowdown 2019!


Matinee Dinner Show – The Shades of Blue with Tommy Vale

Date: September 18

Time: 11 a.m. 

Location: Bavarian Inn Restaurant

Cost: Serving a Hearty Chicken Plate Meal $45 per person (Reservations & Prepayment Required)

Immerse yourself in a classic doo-wop performance! Tommy Vale will take you down memory lane with his tenor saxophone tunes while you enjoy a hearty Bavarian Inn meal! 


Frankenmuth Oktoberfest

Date: September 19 – 22

Time: Thursday 3 – 10 p.m.

Friday Noon – Midnight

Saturday Noon – Midnight

Sunday Noon – 6 p.m.

Location: Heritage Park

Cost: Tickets are $10 per person per day. Kids 15 & under FREE. Sunday is FREE All Day.

Come and join us for our 30th traditional Oktoberfest. A German festival with a large wooden dance floor. The event features authentic entertainment, dancing, Oktoberfest souvenirs, various food selections, and authentic Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest beer.


Boot Scootin’ Barn Bash

Date: September 27

Time: 7 – 10:30 p.m.

Location: Grandpa Tiny’s Barn – 7775 Weiss St. 

Cost: $35 in advance / $40 at the door

Come get a chuck wagon full of vittles while enjoying music from Rebel Line and line dancing instruction by the Dust Stompers. Prizes too!


Frankenmuth Corn Maze Weekends

Date: September 27 – 29, October 4 – 6, 11 – 13, 18 – 20, 25 – 27, and November 1 – 2.

Time: Friday: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday: Noon – 10 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: 5450 Weiss Rd. 

Cost: Adults 16+ – before 6pm, $10 | after 6pm, $12

Youth 3-15 w/ adult – $8 all the time (All youth and younger must be accompanied by an adult)

Children under 2 are free

We were voted Mid-Michigan’s #1 corn maze in 2017 and 2018! Five acres of towering corn stalks, two miles of twisted trails, and strategically located observation bridges within three interconnected mazes await you at the Frankenmuth Corn Maze. The 2019 maze theme is “So God Made a Farmer”.  But, just where is the farmer anyway?! Use fun game sheets and search for clues on game stations in the maze. Get prizes for finding the farmer!

You can enjoy a Hayride to our dairy farm Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5pm to observe Johann LELY, our milking robot and visit Calf Island.

We don’t haunt or spook our Flashlight Maze, but we bet your pulse will beat faster any way! Every night when the sun goes down, guests enter a totally dark maze. Using the light of the stars and moon (or bring a flashlight), experience the thrill of finding your way through miles of trails in the dark. 


Wein and Stein 2019

Date: October 3

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Main Street in Frankenmuth

Cost: $25 and the first 200 tickets sold also get a free commemorative glass! 

$30 day of event

Walk down Main Street and enjoy a night of sampling beer, wine, and appetizers at 16 different serving establishments around Frankenmuth.


Bruckelaufe Half Marathon Bridge Race

Date: October 5

Time: 7:30 a.m. 

Where: Heritage Park

Cost: Registration Fee

The Frankenmuth Jaycees are proud to bring the Brückelaufe Half Marathon and 5K. For almost 40 years, the Frankenmuth Jaycees are proud to bring the top races in the Midwest. The Bruckelaufe Race Half Marathon crosses 13 bridges in its 13.1 miles. Most notably the Holz Brucke (wooden bridge), the 1904 Gugel Bridge, and the 1907 iron trestle Black Bridge.


Michigan’s Big Country Fest

Date: October 18 – 19

Time: 5 p.m. – Midnight

Where: Harvey Kern Community Pavilion

Cost: $5 per person to get into the festival pavilion where everything takes place. We don’t sell tickets in advance. All ages are welcome, children 5 and under are free to get in. 

Slip on your cowboy boots, tip your hat and swing on over to the Annual Country Fest.


Scarecrow Fest 

Date: October 19 & 20 (Dog Weekend), 26 & 27 (Kids Weekend)

Time: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: Frankenmuth River Place Shops

Cost: Fees for some activities 

Family Fun activities. Enjoy entertainment, Rock & roll K-9’s Show, Pet Costume Contest, Doggie Trick or Treating, Face Painting, Pumpkin Catapult, Pumpkin Painting, Pumpkin Bowling, Arts & Crafts, Children’s Inflatables.


Pretzel Rolling

When: Every day at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Bavarian Inn Restaurant

Cost: $6.49 per person

Learn how to create piping hot pretzels just like the Bavarian Inn makes them. Bakers will walk you through the correct pretzel rolling techniques, then it’s your turn to give it a try! Perfect for families to experience together.


Frankenmuth Farmers Market

Date: Saturdays: May 18 – Oct 19

Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: 534 North Main Street

Cost: Free to attend

Frankenmuth Farmers Market Mission Statement: To create the exchange of local products and information between growers, producers, and consumers by: supplying fresh local products and goods, educating growers, producers and consumers, keeping our rural heritage alive, inspiring community, and achieving sustainable growth.


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