Celebrate fall In Frankenmuth during Scarecrow Fest, with special scarecrow displays throughout downtown and a fun family-friendly festival at Frankenmuth River Place Shops! Taking place the last two weekends of October, Scarecrow Fest includes both a Kids and Dog Weekend with special activities for everyone in the family. Dog Weekend includes performances by the Rock ‘N Roll K-9 team and a pet costume contest, and Kids Weekend includes free family entertainment and a cherry pie eating and cherry pit spit contests.
Activities include arts and crafts, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, barrel train ride and the ever-popular pumpkin trebuchet, where you can launch your own pumpkin high up in the air before it come smashing down on a huge dump truck target. The Sunday of each weekend includes trick-or-treating throughout the complex, with Dog Weekend just for the pups and Kids Weekend for all the kiddos!
2020 event dates are: October 17 and 18 (Dog Weekend), October 24 and 25 (Kids Weekend) 2021 event dates are: October 16 and 17, October 23 and 24