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Volunteers Needed

The Frankenmuth Civic Events Council is seeking persons interested in helping out with the 57th Annual Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival. If you or your group are interested, please let us know by completing the volunteer form.

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2014 Photos

Schedule of Events


Bavarian Princess Coronation luncheon (time to be determined, tickets required for this event)





Harvey Kern Pavilion events

Euchre registration

Euchre Tournament

Main Street events

Kinder parade

Sommer Garten events

CornHole open registration


Maibaum Dancers


CornHole begins

Maibaum Dancers


Main Street events

Bavarian Festival Parade
2015 Theme: God Bless America

Parade line-up & route info

Sommer Garten events


Maibaum Dancers

Maibaum Dancers

Additional events and musical groups will be added as they are scheduled

2015 Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival


2015 Frankenmuth Bavarian Princess Applications

Abby's of Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant

We are very pleased to announce that Abby's of Frankenmuth has partnered with the Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival Princess Program! The Princess Tea will be held March 28, 2015 at the Bavarian Inn. The Princess Tea that takes place at 10am.

There is still time to apply! 

As a Frankenmuth resident and high school senior/graduate, you are eligible for the 2015 Bavarian Princess Program.  It is our sincere hope that you will find it possible to participate.  To indicate your willingness and commitment to serve as a candidate, please complete the questionnaire and return it with a wallet size photo of yourself to us no later than one week prior to the Princess Tea.

A high school graduation photo is acceptable, as these photos will be for identification purposes only and will not be a factor in the judging.  The candidates will be judged on each of the following:

The Princess Selection Committee has asked community leaders to judge the candidates.  They will use this opportunity to become acquainted with the candidates before selecting the three (3) finalists.  After the finalists are chosen, a photo session at Rummel Portrait Studios will take place along with a brief meeting with the official dress sponsor.

We thank you in advance for your time and commitment and wish you the best of luck!


Shannon Ciszek and Brooke Buckley
Bavarian Princess Program Co-Chairs


2014 Bavarian Princess and Court

Kirsten Bierlein, daughter Klair and Beth Bierlein was crowned the 2014 Frankenmuth Bavarian Princess. Along with her court of Ashley Sabourin and Olivia Laux, the 22 year old Saginaw Valley State University represents the Bavarian Festival at various functions throughout the year.

Congratulations to all three young women!

The 2015 Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival planning has been taking place for several months. This year's CEC President Trisha Way-Uphold has pledged to make the 2015 Festival one of the most memorable for all attendee's and volunteers.

Returning events include a euchre tournament and a cornhole tournament! There will also be plenty of Bavarian style food, music, and beer. You can find out about all of the events scheduled for the four day festival by visiting our schedule of events page which will be updated as event planning is finalized.

A feeling of "Gemütlichkeit", which loosely translated means a welcome social Accordianacceptance for all surrounds the entire community of Frankenmuth beginning on Thursday night and lasts through the Bavarian Fest parade on Sunday. This family oriented event draws people from all over the world. Bavarian music is played by lederhosen clad German bands. Saturday's events feature the coronation of the Bavarian Princess and her court and the Kinder Tag parade which gives our youngsters the opportunity to express and celebrate their heritage. Visitors also have the entire weekend to enjoy a midway with rides and games. Local service groups offer everything from chicken barbeques to German fare. Participate in face painting, or simply take in the hands-on craft area.

Each year, over 100,000 people enjoy the annual Sunday Bavarian Parade, which will be held on June 14th, 2015. With over 100 entries that include marching bands, beautifully Paviliondecorated floats, dance clubs, visiting dignitaries, entertainers, royalty and our newly crowned Bavarian Princess and her Court. The Sunday parade is one of only two times during the year that Frankenmuth's Main St (Michigan Highway 83) is completely shut down. The route begins on the north side of Frankenmuth then works it's way to Heritage Park where all the festival events and entertainment are held.

The Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival is one of Michigan's best celebrations of German heritage and is certain to have something to entertain everyone in attendance.

Bus tours and large groups are always welcome!