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VOlunteers Needed

The Frankenmuth Civic Events Council is seeking persons interested in helping out with the 58th Annual Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival. If you or your group are interested, please let us know by completing the volunteer form.


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2016 Parade Entries being accepted!


2016 German Clothing Sale Information


2016 Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival


Admission prices

Schedule of Events

Thursday night:

Bavarian Princess Coronation & Opening Ceremonies

Brown Vest Presentation

Dick Krafft Award

Music, Dancing, Food & ice cold beer!

Friday:

Music
Food
Dancing
Ice Cold Beer
Amusement Rides
Sand Carving
German Car ShowFestival Olympics

Saturday:

Music
German Food
Chicken Dinners

Dancing
Ice Cold Beer
Amusement Rides
Kinder Parade
German Car Show
Euchre Tournament
Cornhole Tournament
Da Frankenmudda Fratz'n

Sunday:

THE Bavarian Festival Parade


 

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Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival Car Show

2016 visitors to the Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival will have the opportunity to explore up to 100 automobiles from European manufacturing companies as we debut a "German Car Show" at Heritage Park. Only 100 entries will be allowed this year with trophies being awarded in ten different categories! The show is FREE to attend for spectators and easy to enter for owners and exhibitors. Time is running out to get your entry in for a discounted early bird discount! Additional information can be located on the German Car show page.


Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival Cornhole Tournament

Time is running out for a 50% entry fee discount! Register before May 1, 2016 and receive half off your team entry fee!. The cornhole tounrament has quickly become one of the favorite activites taking place at Harvey Kern Pavilion on Saturday June 11. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun with German music playing, and plenty of food and beer available.

Cornhole info


2016 Princess Applications Being Accepted

Princess Court Chosen

2016 Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival Princess Court

 

 

The 2016 Bavarian Princess Court was chosen Saturday, March 19th at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. The final candidates are pictured to the left.

Elizabeth Laux, Hannah Beller, and Abbey Leach.

A panel of six local judges chose the candidates. A huge thank you goes out to our judges: Martha Zehnder Keller, Zak McClellan, Jamie Furbush, Trisha Way-Uphold, Jenny Bickel, and
Carla Bronner Spletzer. Judges for the 2016 Princess tea


The final judging which will take place a week before the Festival. Information on Princess Coronation tickets will be available as the Festival approaches.

 

 

 


German Car Show News!

2016 visitors to the Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival will have the opportunity to explore up to 100 automobiles from European manufacturing companies as we debut a "German Car Show" at Heritage Park. Only 100 entries will be allowed this year with trophies being awarded in ten different categories! The show is FREE to attend for spectators and easy to enter for owners and exhibitors. Time is running out to get your entry in for a discounted early bird discount! Additional information can be located on the German Car show page.

2016 German Car Show

NOTE: Your German/European vehicle does NOT have to be a "classic" car.

Information on all of the 2016 Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival events can be found on the events page. We have just recent started booking vendors and entertainment so the site will be updated regularly between now and festival.


Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival

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 12th, 2016. 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!


2016 Franknemuth Bavarian Festival

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