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From working in the snow to pouring beer, the Frankenmuth Jaycees are skilled volunteers who organize events from the ground-up. Our calendar year kicks off in January, when a committee runs a food both and chicken-bowling at Snowfest, and wraps up in July with our oldest Frankenmuth Jaycee event, the Volkslaufe. 

In between projects, the Frankenmuth Jaycees also host membership meetings and socials like caroling in December. You don't have to be a member to lend a hand; people of all ages are welcome at (most) of our events! The exception is World Expo of Beer, where attendees and volunteers must be 21 or older. 

See what projects you may be interested in learning more about below, and email us today to get involved!


Snowfest is typically the last weekend of January. The Jaycees run a concessions stand and chicken bowling, along with a dunk tank every other year with celebrity guests.

Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

In celebration of Arbor Day, the Jaycees hand out trees to the public during April. Look for us in the parking lot at Kroger!

The Jaycee races include the Winterläufe and Volksläufe.The road races include a variety of distances for both runners and walkers. Learn more here!

HLK Award Banquet

The Herbert L. Keinath Distinguished Service Awards Banquet in April honors community members who best represent Jaycee values.

Chili Cook Off

In March, the Jaycees host a community Chili Cook Off that benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Enter your chili for a chance to win gold or come try recipes made by our friends and family!


One of the largest beer festivals in Michigan, WEB is our chapter's largest fundraiser and the best party in Frankenmuth during the month of May. Learn more here!

Chicken BBQ at Bavarian Fest

The Frankenmuth Jaycees know their way around a grill! We show off our skills during the annual Bavarian Fest in June.

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