Welcome to Frankfort – home of the Hot Dogs! We are pleased you are visiting our fine City and proud to share with you a snapshot of the many attractions and events that make Frankfort a beloved hometown to so many residents and corporate citizens. Regardless of the season, you can find a variety of events, festivals and standing attractions for folks of all ages.
Attractions and Museums
The Golf Preserve at Frankfort
Frankfort’s golf and community club has been renamed The Golf Preserve at Frankfort. Established in 1926, this beautiful 18-hole classic and traditional course features small, well-manicured greens accented by white sand bunkers. The Golf Preserve is a full service golf course open to all golfers. Complete with a practice range, putting and chipping greens, a fully-stocked golf shop, the Golf Preserve offers instruction, club fitting and club repair. The newly renovated banquet facility, Arborwood, is the perfect location for wedding receptions, reunions and social gatherings of all types.
Started as a Girl Scout camp in 1941 through the generosity of the George C. Cullom family, in 1947, the Girls Scouts invited the Boy Scouts to join them in operating the Camp. Offering camping, facility rental, Eagle Scout Disc Golf Course, Prairie Glass Observatory, hiking and a large playground, Camp Collum is the place to be for all of your outdoor activities!
Red Barn Summer Theater
Summer 2012 marks this Frankfort landmark’s 44th season of entertaining residents and visitors alike. Theater lovers can enjoy nine exciting weeks of live professional shows presented Wednesday – Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and every Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Clinton County Historical Museum
Located on the second floor of Old Stoney at 301 East Clinton Street, this local attraction offers tours, genealogy research, artifact preservation, a gift shop and plenty of research opportunities for students and those interested in learning more about Clinton County history.
Events and Festivals
Fourth of July fireworks
Produced by the Frankfort Jaycees, the July 4th fireworks are a spectacle of lights and color in the sky for all ages. Come out to TPA Park at dusk and enjoy music provided by Shine 99 and WILO radio timed to the fireworks. For more information, call 654-5507.
Hot Dog Festival
The 18th annual Hot Dog Festival is July 27-28 on the Courthouse Square in downtown Frankfort. Join the fun from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. both days and enjoy dachshund racing, Greatest American Hot Dog Challenge, 5K Bun Run and Walk, live entertainment, arts, crafts and a flea market. Call 654-4081 for more information.
Alive on 65
Don’t miss the fun! Saturday, September 8 from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Exit 158 at the junction of State Road 28 and I-65 behind Spyke’s Harley Davidson, it’s the inaugural Alive on 65 concert! Gloriana will open for country superstar Sara Evans, along with great food, a car show and prizes. Tickets are $45, with proceeds going toward economic development projects in Clinton County. Call 654-5507 and get in on all the action!
Car enthusiasts, do we have an event for you! Join us on July 5 and 19 and August 2 and 16 and cruise-in around the downtown square for Thursday Thunder from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. All cars, trucks and motorcycles welcome, including antiques, classics, hot rods, customs, gassers, and rat rods! Food, entertainment and shopping are available! This event is a joint effort between the City of Frankfort, Frankfort Main Street and the Chamber.
Liven up your summer weekends with a trip to the Frankfort Farmers Market every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – noon on the south side of the downtown square. Enjoy fresh produce, plants, crafts and much more!