Benzie Fall Fest, Oct 4-5, 11-12

September 29, 2008

pumpkin weigh off at Benzie Fall FestivalBenzie County Celebrates Fall with Two Weekends of Family Fun

Whether you come up north for the fall color tour, the salmon fishing, or for an entertaining getaway with the family, the Benzie Fall Festival has something for everyone. For the first two weekends in October residents and businesses show off their talents and host fall events across the county. Witness everything pumpkin from pumpkin bowling, pumpkin hillbilly golf, to a pumpkin regatta and even a pumpkin lunch.

Special events include the Betsie Valley Run, and the now famous Pumpkin Chucking Contest!


Here’s an idea of what you’ll find in each town during the festival.

Beulah & Benzonia

  • Fall Soup Contest
  • Historical Museum & Tour
  • Sidewalk Art Contest
  • Petting Zoo & Face Painting
  • Care Show
  • Great Pumpkin Hunt



  • Jack-o-lanterns by Master Carver, Ed Moody
  • Fall Fest Parade
  • Historical Tours & Wagon Rides
  • Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off Contest
  • Bayside Haunting
  • Entertainment & Spirits
  • Kids Halloween Maze
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Tours of Point Betsie Lighthouse


At Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville

  • Betsie Valley Run
  • Chairlift Rides
  • Haunted Forest

For more information on the Festival contact the Benzie Convention & Visitors Bureau, or visit their website,

Fall Festival Sale Downtown TC

September 24, 2008

 Fall Festival Sale and Store Specials in Downtown Traverse City

Saturday, October 4th participating shops will feature store sales and specials to celebrate the Fall Festival.

Happy Apple Days will take place from October 4 – 11th. Customers of Downtown will be greeted with bushels of fresh local apples at participating stores. Take in Downtown Traverse City and enjoy an apple.

For more information on events and activities in Downtown Traverse City visit their website or call 231.922.2050.

Music House Museum’s Silent Film Series

September 22, 2008

Enjoy Buster Keaton in Cops and The Blacksmith at the Music House Museum

The Music House Museum is proud to share the experience of an old-fashioned silent film, with musical accompaniment. Saturday, September 27th at 5pm and 7:30pm.

Organist Lance Luce will play the Mighty Wurlitzer for a dazzling experience in movie history.

Adults, $15, Seniors $13, 15 & Under are $5. There is limited seating available so reserve your spot today!

Visit their website or call 231.938.9300 for tickets.

For more information on the Music House Museum or for a map to their location, check out listing on our Attractions page.

Cherry Bowl Drive-In Features 9/19 & 9/20

September 19, 2008

 mama mia movie posterIndiana Jones movie posterDrive-In Movie Features Friday 9/19 & Saturday 9/20


Mama Mia, rated PG-13

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, rated PG-13

Movies are always a double feature and always family friendly. Rain or shine, dusk is the time.


Downtown TC Art Walk Friday 9/19

September 19, 2008

 Art Adorns Downtown Traverse City

Downtown Traverse City will host the semi-annual Art Walk on Friday September 19th. Take a self-guided tour of the participating shops and galleries downtown, enjoy wine and snacks along the way and discover the many talents of the artists on display. Visit all participating shops, collect a stamp at each location and enter to win a $500 gift certificate.

For more information visit the Downtown Traverse City website or call 231.922.2050


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