Events

Saturday, August 24
VINTAGE BASE BALL GAMES
Bavarian Base Ball Club of Frankenmuth versus various vintage base ball teams during the summer. Base ball played by the rules, customs and manner of the 1860’s.
Event Location
Frankenmuth
Friday, September 6
AUTO FEST
Over 2500 classic cars, street rods, and muscle cars. Come and enjoy a weekend of fun and entertainment.
Event Location
Frankenmuth
Thursday, September 12
FUNTOWN CHOWDOWN FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL | 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Treat yourself and your family to excellent food, beer, and family fun! This year each date will feature around 20 food trucks, a 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.
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Sunday, September 15
VINTAGE BASE BALL GAMES
Bavarian Base Ball Club of Frankenmuth versus various vintage base ball teams during the summer. Base ball played by the rules, customs and manner of the 1860’s.
Event Location
Frankenmuth
September 19-22
OKTOBERFEST
A German festival with a large wooden dance floor. Good food, drinks, and souvenirs.
Event Location
Frankenmuth
Thursday, October 3
WEIN AND STEIN
Enjoy a night of sampling beer and wine at over 15 different serving establishments around Frankenmuth. Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce/Frankenmuth Visitor Center.
Event Location
Frankenmuth
October 19 at 12:00 PM - October 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM
SCARECROW FEST (Dog Weekend)
Weekend Festival Activities
Saturdays and Sundays
12:00pm - 6:00pm
Pumpkin Catapult • Pumpkin Bowling •  Pumpkin Painting • Arts and Crafts •  Children’s Inflatables •  Face Painting •  Grandpa Tiny’s Farm Barrel Train Ride
Pumpkin Catapult
Test Newton’s Law of Motion with a splat!
See how the principle “an object in motion stays in motion” is applied. Share a hands-on physics lesson with the Pumpkin catapult! Pick out a pumpkin and launch it yourself!
Scarecrow Competition
Businesses all throughout Frankenmuth make clever costumed scarecrows. View and vote for your favorite!
 
Rock-n-Roll K-9’s
October 19-20 •  12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm
Experience tricks, flyball, relay racing, limbo, choreographed obedience routines, agility, musical mats and much more! You will see a variety of breeds as well as the great All American mix.
Doggie Trick-or-Treating
October 20 •  5:00pm - 6:00pm
Show off your dog’s Halloween costume as you trick-or-treat throughout our River Place Shops.
Halloween Pet Costume Contest
River Place Shops Stage •  October 20 •  5:30pm - 6:00pm
Registration at Hello Cats and Dogs •  October 20 •  10am - 4pm
 
Schedule subject to change without notice.
Some activites have a small fee.
 
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
October 26 at 12:00 PM - October 27, 2019 at 6:00 PM
SCARECROW FEST (Kids Weekend)
Weekend Festival Activities
Saturdays and Sundays
12:00pm - 6:00pm
Pumpkin Catapult • Pumpkin Bowling •  Pumpkin Painting • Arts and Crafts •  Children’s Inflatables •  Face Painting •  Grandpa Tiny’s Farm Barrel Train Ride
Pumpkin Catapult
Test Newton’s Law of Motion with a splat!
See how the principle “an object in motion stays in motion” is applied. Share a hands-on physics lesson with the Pumpkin catapult! Pick out a pumpkin and launch it yourself!
Scarecrow Competition
Businesses all throughout Frankenmuth make clever costumed scarecrows. View and vote for your favorite!

Cherry Pie Eating & Cherry Pit Spit contests
October 26-27
Pie eating at 3:00pm and Pit Spit at 3:30pm
Contest will take place in the Festival Platz
Registration at Cherry Republic from 10am - 2pm
Children’s Trick-or-Treating
Fest Platz October 27 •  4:15-4:45pm
 
Schedule subject to change without notice.
Some activites have a small fee.
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Saturday, November 9
Neighborhood Toy Store | 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
We're kicking off the holiday season with fun, kid friendly activities and in store specials!

We welcome you to celebrate Neighborhood Toy Story Day with us on Saturday, November 9th. Enjoy prizes, face painting, treats and special prices on select merchandise.

 
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Friday, November 29
HOLIDAY CELEBRATION & CANDLEWALK | 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Kick-off the start of the holiday season at Frankenmuth River Place Shops!
Listen to carols sung by the Gemütlichkeit Club, enjoy free hot cocoa, cookies, and candles for the candle walk, listen to the Christmas story told by local clergy accompanied by music from the St. Lorenz Choir, then start the walk to the Chamber Platz for the lighting of the community Tannenbaum (Christmas Tree).
Event Location
Frankenmuth
Saturday, November 30
Small Business Saturday | 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
We’ll be celebrating our store and community with your help. Shop small and enjoy special discounts and giveaways at select Frankenmuth River Place Shops. Stay tuned for more details!



 
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
December 1 at 10:00 AM - December 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM
12 Days of Christmas Sale
This holiday season, we're offering a SALE on different collections of items for 12 days! This sale is perfect for finding the perfect holiday gift for those you love, or shopping for yourself!
 
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops