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BUY MICHIGAN NOW RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN NORTHVILLE FOR FESTIVAL TO SUPPORT MICHIGAN

Date: March 19, 2012

(Livonia, March 19, 2012) – The Buy Michigan Now Festival returns for its fourth consecutive year August 3-5, 2012. Hosted by Buy Michigan Now and downtown Northville, the family-friendly Festival will showcase various Michigan entertainers, businesses, products, and educational opportunities with the goal of revitalizing the local economy. Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are now open for the 2012 Buy Michigan Now Festival.


             “The Buy Michigan Now Festival is unique because it’s a fest on a mission. In addition to providing great food, entertainment, and fun, we are dedicated to helping Michigan businesses grow. It’s going to be companies like these, each adding one or two more jobs that brings our economy back on track, and we want to help them do it,” said Lisa Diggs.


The FREE weekend celebration focuses attention on Michigan-based businesses and locally-produced merchandise to help stimulate the economy. Main and Center streets in central Northville will be closed to allow for pedestrian traffic. 

Local Northville merchants will host a sidewalk sale, while Michigan vendors set up shop under tents in the streets. The event also features live entertainment in Town Square and a kids zone dedicated to family fun.   

The Buy Michigan Now Festival is scheduled to run from:

 

Noon- 9 p.m. on Friday, August 3

10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, August 4

11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, August 5

            For information on vendor or sponsorship opportunities, contact Buy Michigan Now 248-390-0974 or Fest@BuyMichiganNow.comA full list of events for the weekend of August 3-August 5 will be announced at a later date. For the most up-to-date information visit www.BuyMichiganNowFest.com. 

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About Buy Michigan Now: Launched in 2007 by Lisa Diggs, Buy Michigan Now is a statewide initiative to inform, educate and encourage organizations and consumers, to refuel Michigan’s economy by purchasing products and services made in Michigan and from Michigan-based companies.