Events

September 20-23
Oktoberfest
Sample delicious German food, and dance to authentic German music. Saturday’s Wiener Dog Race, where 50 to 100 Dachshunds attempt to race across the floor of the German beer hall is an event you won’t want to miss! The festival also includes two parades, a midway with rides and games, and plenty of ice-cold beer!
Event Location
Harvey Kern Pavilion in Heritage Park
October 13-14 (Every Sunday and Saturday)
Scarecrow Fest
Enjoy Entertainment on Stage
• Trick or Treating (October 23 only)
• View pumpkins with personality
• Rock out with the Rock-n-Roll K9 performances (October 15 & 16)
• Observe the principle “an object in motion stays in motion”
• Apply and share physics lessons with the Pumpkin Catapult
and Pumpkin Bowling
• Frankenmuth businesses throughout town have created their own
“themed scarecrows”. Check them all out and vote for your
community-wide favorite.
• Enjoy kid-focused entertainment, face painting & pumpkin painting, balloon sculptures and more
• Burn off energy in the Inflatables Stations
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
October 20-21 (Every Sunday and Saturday)
Scarecrow Fest
Enjoy Entertainment on Stage
• Trick or Treating (October 23 only)
• View pumpkins with personality
• Rock out with the Rock-n-Roll K9 performances (October 15 & 16)
• Observe the principle “an object in motion stays in motion”
• Apply and share physics lessons with the Pumpkin Catapult
and Pumpkin Bowling
• Frankenmuth businesses throughout town have created their own
“themed scarecrows”. Check them all out and vote for your
community-wide favorite.
• Enjoy kid-focused entertainment, face painting & pumpkin painting, balloon sculptures and more
• Burn off energy in the Inflatables Stations
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Friday, November 9
Holiday Open House
Get a 20% OFF discount card for your donation at any of the participating locations (valid Nov. 11th only)
Cash donations to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan or food donation for our local food pantry.

PRIZE DRAWINGS
Hourly beginning at 12 Noon at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant.

SPECIAL TREATS AND SAMPLES
The Castle Shop Bakery and Candy Corner at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant & Frankenmuth Cheese Haus.

HOLIDAY BAKERY DEMONSTRATIONS
​Bavarian Inn Restaurant

FREE GIFTS
with a $25 cumulative purchases at all participating locations!

FREE GIFT WRAPPING
Souvenirs & Cheers Shops at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant & Covered Bridge & Leather Shop
VISIT WITH LINDA RICK, DOLL DESIGNER
6.00 pm to 8:00 pm
Bavarian Inn Restaurant Castle Shops

PARTICIPATIONS LOCATIONS
Frankenmuth Cheese Haus | 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Covered Bridge & Leather Shop | 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Bavarian Inn Restaurant Castle Shops | 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Frankenmuth River Place Shops | 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
 
Event Location
Bavarian Inn Castle Shops | Frankenmuth Cheese Haus | Covered Bridge & Leather Gift Shop | Hello Cats & Dogs
Friday, November 23
Holiday Celebration & Candle Walk
The perfect way to start the Christmas season. Hot chocolate and cookies at 6pm. Ceremony starts at 6:30 pm. Candle walk from the Frankenmuth River Place Shops to the Chamber Platz for the lighting of the Tannenbaum. Santa will be in the Chamber Pavilion from 7 – 9pm.
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Saturday, November 24
Small Business Saturday
Please join us Saturday, November 24th, for Small Business Saturday!
We’ll be celebrating our store and community with your help. 
Event Location
Frankenmuth
December 1-12
12 Days of Christmas Sale
The 12 Days of Christmas promotion will run from December 1-12, 2018.  Several River Place Shops will be offering in-store specials that have a tie to the number 12.  Others will be running single specials each of the 12 days or 12 total specials every day. You won’t want to miss out on these great holiday gift giving deals!
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place | Bavarian Inn Lodge | Frankenmuth Cheese Haus | Covered Bridge and Leather Gift Shop