It’s Been 36 Years…

Aug 28, 2019

Autofest 2019

By Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

It’s one of the greatest events in Frankenmuth. Beginning Friday, September 6th and running through Sunday, September 8th; Frankenmuth will be host to car enthusiasts from around the country. Thousands will gather to see the spectacle billed as Frankenmuth AutoFest; now in its 36th year.

While the central location is Heritage Park, my favorite evening is the Big Block Party staged on Frankenmuth’s Main Street from 5-10pm on Friday evening. Main Street closes and over 2,000 cars will pour out and line both sides of the street. A mix of music and food vendors adds to the festive, fun evening. A complete schedule of events can be found at

The automobile is something we all connect with. It’s part of our everyday life. Seeing the car our parents took us on long road trips or maybe it’s seeing the first car we ever had among all the others. There is something for everyone.

If you haven’t been to AutoFest, please make the time; it’s a great Frankenmuth event and, of course, it’s Pure Michigan.

Hospitably Yours,

Al Zehnder, CEO

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