Scarecrow Fest returns with family-friendly fall activities at Frankenmuth River Place Shops

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FRANKENMUTH, Mich. - Oct. 2, 2019 - PRLog -- Celebrate the magic of fall in Michigan's Little Bavaria during Scarecrow Fest, a free two-weekend event at Frankenmuth River Place Shops (

Scarecrow Fest runs from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20 and Oct. 27 and 27, at River Place Shops, 925 S. Main St., in Frankenmuth. Each weekend features a scarecrow competition spread throughout the downtown district along with fall activities such as the pumpkin catapult, barrel train rides, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin painting, inflatables and arts and crafts.

Oct. 19 and 20 is Dog Weekend! Head to River Place Shops for high-energy shows by the Rock N Roll K9s Performance Team, featuring tricks, flyball, relay racing, choreographed obedience routines and agility contests. Performances are at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Fest Platz area.

On Sunday, Oct. 20, visitors can join in with their four-legged friends for a pet costume contest at 5:30 p.m. in the Fest Platz as well as doggie trick-or-treating from 5 to 6 p.m. Registration for the contest opens at 10 a.m. at Hello Cats and Dogs, one of the shops located within the complex.

Oct. 26 and 27 is Kids Weekend! Join the fun with cherry pie eating and cherry pit spitting contests sponsored by Cherry Republic both days in the Fest Platz. Registration opens at 10 a.m. at Cherry Republic, one of the shops located within the complex.

The weekend culminates with children's trick-or-treating from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27 throughout River Place Shops.

For a complete festival schedule, please visit

Frankenmuth River Place Shops: is an authentic re-creation of a Bavarian village located just minutes from the Bavarian Inn Restaurant and Lodge. The outdoor mall features more than 35 unique shops and attractions at one location. Visitors enjoy architecture, floral gardens, streams, and waterfalls and, of course, great shopping opportunities.
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