(Livonia, October 17, 2018) – Buy Michigan Now (BMN) is getting ready to host its 4th Buy Michigan Now Fall Fest presented by American 1 Credit Union. It is set at the Jackson County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 27. The event celebrates and promotes Michigan-based businesses.

“We’re excited return to Jackson to provide area residents with a unique way to help the local economy grow,” said Lisa Diggs, founder of the Buy Michigan Now campaign. “The holidays are rapidly approaching. Consequently, we want to encourage people to buy gifts directly from the people who make them. Also, we hope folks will enjoy the delicious locally-made food, while enjoying some fall fun.”

Fall Fest Overview

BMN’s mission is to revitalize Michigan’s economy. As a result, the Fall Fest features a wide variety of Michigan businesses. Eating, shopping and music will also be part of the festive atmosphere. Booths will be open from 10a.m. – 6p.m.  The Michigan Beverage Tent opens at noon, where volunteers will sell Michigan-made beer and wine. Money raised will help the Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson. So, it’s tasty and also good for the community.

Polly’s Parade of Costumes

Since Halloween is around the corner, the fest starts with a parade of sorts. Guests are invited to get in the Halloween spirit by wearing a costume. They can come at 9:30am for free cider and donuts courtesy of Polly’s Country Markets. There will also be a cornhole tournament. Players may register online or in-person. There is a $200 Grand Prize and it’s free to enter.


  • 9:30 a.m. Polly’s Parade of Costumes
  • 10:00 a.m. Doors open for shopping
  • 1o:30 a.m. Dance party featuring performance by Dance Illumination
  • 11:00 a.m. Mutha Shucker Cornhole tournament begins
  • 11:15 a.m. Magic show featuring Chris Clark
  • 12:00 p.m. Michigan Beverage Tent opens
  • 1:00 p.m. Live music featuring Kevin Nichols
  • 1:00 p.m. Magician Chris Clark
  • 4:40 p.m. Live music featuring Stacey Murray

The Buy Michigan Now Fall Fest is presented by Jackson-based American 1 Credit Union so admission and parking are free. Additional sponsors include HAP, Polly’s Country Markets, Mutha Shuckers, ABC-53, CW5, and One North Kitchen & Bar.

Members of the press can contact Jeanne Micallef, 248-547-5576, or Jeanne@imjcommunications.com, to schedule interviews. Photos can be requested too.

Author: bmnadmin