Join us for Scarecrow Fest at Frankenmuth River Place Shops

Date: Saturdays and Sundays: October 19-20 & 26-27, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Frankenmuth River Place Shops

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!


October 19-20 - Dog Weekend


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 •  5:15pm - 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 •  5:00pm - 5:30pm
Registration at Hello Cats and Dogs •  October 20 •  10am - 4:30pm


October 26-27 - Kids Weekend


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.