2023 Frankenmuth Car Show - Auto Fest Schedule and Events | See Over 2500 Incredible Classic and Muscle Cars in East Michigan!

2023 Frankenmuth Car Show - Auto Fest |  By: Sherry Trautman | Travel-Mi.com | Last updated: October 14, 2022

Each September, Chris and I are giddy to attend Frankenmuth Auto Fest as this incredible classic car show venue is impossible to beat!  We love spending the day strolling along the shady willow lined walkways as we point out our favorite classic and muscle cars displayed along the winding Cass River. 

Chris and I always find it hard to choose just one favorite car or truck as this popular Michigan car show draws over 2500 spectacular show cars to Heritage Park in Frankenmuth.

We love the rat rods, trucks, vans and specialty vehicles at this show too.

  • Plus there is a great vendor area that is Chris' favorite area at the show.  He always finds new car detailing kits or parts. I usually find a new Corvette jacket or shirt so I guess that's fair!

So plan to spend the weekend after Labor Day at Frankenmuth's Classic Car Show in Heritage Park!  We know we will!

So Many Awesome Cars, Trucks and Rat Rods!


When is the 2023 Frankenmuth Car Show?

September 8 ,9, 10, 2023

(Always the weekend after Labor Day!)

Where is Frankenmuth Auto Fest? 

The Frankenmuth AutoFest is held at scenic Heritage Park in Frankenmuth, MI

Are Pets Allowed at the Frankenmuth Car Show?

Yes, absolutely! Bring your well behaved dog on a leash.

Frankenmuth Auto Fest Schedule of Events

Schedule 2023 TBD


  • 5 pm-10 pm: Big Block Party on Main Street. Entertainment, Food, and over 2000 incredible vehicles. Free to attend!


  • Show opens 8 am


  • Show opens 8 am

Things To See at the Frankenmuth Car Show

  • Big Block Party on Friday night on Main Street.
  • Classic cars and trucks
  • Rat rods, kit cars, and modified vehicles
  • See the birds in cages outside the entrance to the show
  • Vendor area selling everything from car cleaning kits to vehicles to shirts and neon signs.  
  • Live singing performances

Are There Bathrooms at the Car Show?

Yes, multiple porta potties are available and there are two buildings with indoor restrooms and diaper changing facilities.

Frankenmuth Auto Fest FAQ'S

How many cars does Frankenmuth car show have? Over 2500 classic cars!

What time does the Frankenmuth car show start? Friday: 9 am, Saturday 8:00 am and Sunday 8:00 am.

What is Auto Fest? Autofest is an incredible Classic car show held in Heritage Park in Frankenmuth that is open to the public (fee).

Best Frankenmuth Hotels

Check out our Hotels in Frankenmuth guide!  We have several options for families, couples and friends!

Things To Do In Frankenmuth Michigan 

Grab our Frankenmuth Michigan Guide jam packed with super fun things to do including wine and cheese boat rides, famous chicken dinners and so much more! It's full of our favorite things to do while visiting this incredible Bavarian town in Southeast Michigan.

While you are in Frankenmuth, you MUST visit Bronner's Christmas Wonderland! Chris and I love visiting the World's Largest Christmas store as it is fully decked out all year! 

After enjoying the Frankenmuth Car Show, here are 8 Unusual and FUN Things To Do in Frankenmuth!  Chris and I recommend staying at least 3 nights so you can attend the car show and explore this incredible Bavarian Village!

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