2015 Frankenmuth Bavarian Princess Emillie Howe
Princess Court members
Miss Cassandra Pierce and Miss Brittany Garcia
On May 16, 2015 Matt Bierlein's entry of "Bavarian Bunette Dunkelweizen" was chosen from numerous entries from as far away as Alaska and Florida. The announcement took place during the World Expo of Beer. Congrats to Matt Bierlein and a special thank you to the Frankenmuth Brewery
2015 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.
NOTE: Your German/Eurpean vehicle does NOT have to be a "classic" car.
Information on all of the 2015 Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival events can be found on the events page.
A feeling of "Gemütlichkeit", which loosely translated means a welcome social acceptance 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 decorated 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!