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

“We’re excited to be returning 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.  “With the holidays rapidly approaching we want to encourage people to buy gifts directly from the people who make them and enjoy scrumptious locally-produced food and beverages, while having some fall family fun.”

The 4th Annual Buy Michigan Now Fall Fest at the Jackson County Fairgrounds is a filled with family-friendly activities that reinforces the campaign’s mission to feature a wide variety of Michigan businesses, food, entertainment, and shopping opportunities. Vendors will be open from 10a.m. – 6p.m.  The Michigan Beverage Tent, featuring Michigan-made beer and wine opens at 12:00 p.m. Proceeds from beer and wine sales will benefit the Ella Sharp Museum.

The fun kicks off with Polly’s Parade of Costumes. Guests are invited to get in the Halloween spirit by gathering in costume at 9:30am and enjoying complimentary cider and donuts courtesy of Polly’s Country Markets. The fest also includes a cornhole tournament. Players may register online in advance for the tournament, or in-person, if slots are still available. There is a $200 Grand Prize and no entry fee required.

Scheduled events include:

  • 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

Additional details about the fest can be found at www.buymichigannowfest.com/jackson. The Buy Michigan Now Fall Fest is presented by Jackson-based American 1 Credit Union. Admission and parking are free. Additional sponsors include: HAP, Polly’s Country Markets, Mutha Shuckers, ABC-53, CW5, and One North Kitchen & Bar.

Contact: Jeanne Micallef, IMJ Communications, 248-547-5576, Jeanne@imjcommunications.com

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