Frankenmuth Auto Fest revs its engines for the 30th year

The Frankenmuth Auto Fest is celebrating it's 30th anniversary this year.

Organizers are expecting even more cars will descend on Little Bavaria than ever before.

Those numbers turn into revenue the city, and county, both benefit from.

Pre-registrations for this weekend are well over 1200 vehicles and organizers expect this number will double.

The festival lasts all weekend long meaning vendors expect a healthy income from the biggest turnout the festival has ever seen.

Money from donations does not only go to the City of Frankenmuth but to Saginaw County, and even public schools.

Organizers say this alone is a reason to come and enjoy the sights and sounds.

"It's great for the town, it's just great for the town, great for the county" says Co-Chair John Compton.

"In the last 8 years we put over a million dollars into donations into Saginaw County. It's for everybody, I mean everybody loves a beautiful car".

Frankenmuth Auto Fest lasts all weekend long and a full list of events can be found below:


5pm-10pm) "Big Block" Party, Main Street Frankenmuth


7am) Heritage Park Opens

7:30am) Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast, Heritage Park Lions Haus

1pm) Silver Lake Ski Club and Amphi Cars, Heritage Park Cass River

5pm) Music & Dance Hall Opens (admission $10 per person), Heritage Park Harvey Kern Pavilion

6pm-Midnight) Phil Dirt and the Dozers, "Lookin' Back" Tribute to Bob Seger, Heritage Park Harvey Kern Pavilion


7am) Heritage Park Opens

7:30am) Pancake Breakfast, Heritage Park Lions Haus

1pm) Awards Ceremony, Heritage Park Cover Pavilion