Scarecrow Fest offers pumpkin-themed activities at Frankenmuth River Place Shops
By: Bavarian Inn
Scarecrow Fest takes place from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16 and October 22 and 23 at River Place Shops, 925 S. Main Street in Frankenmuth. Activities include pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, arts and crafts, barrel train rides and the always-popular pumpkin catapult along with free family entertainment for each themed weekend. Some activities require a small fee – the event is free to attend.
Scarecrow Fest will feature traditional trick-or-treating from the stores. The schedule for each weekend includes dog or child costume parades around the outdoor shopping complex.
October 15 and 16 is Dog Weekend! Free entertainment will include high-energy shows by the Rock N Roll K9s Performance Team featuring tricks, relay racing, choreographed obedience routines and agility contests. Performances are at 11:00 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the Festival Platz near the Cass River Bar and Grill.
On Sunday, Oct. 16, guests can enter their four-legged friends in the Pet Costume Contest at 5 p.m. in the Fest Platz. Pre-registration is required for the contest from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Hello Cats and Dogs located at River Place Shops.
October 22 and 23 is Kids Weekend! Free family entertainment options include a Halloween-themed music, yard games, magician, arts and crafts, along with a costume parade on Sunday, October 23 with traditional trick-or-treating around the complex.
For a full schedule, visit the Frankenmuth River Place Shops website.
Scarecrow Fest also includes a community-wide scarecrow-decorating contest. The public can view and vote for their favorite displays located throughout Frankenmuth and River Place Shops.