(Livonia, June 27, 2018) – Buy Michigan Now is gearing up to host the 10th Annual Buy Michigan Now Festival in Downtown Northville, August 3-5, which promotes Michigan-based businesses. Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are open.
“It is hard to believe how much this event has grown and changed over the years,” said Lisa Diggs, founder of the Buy Michigan Now campaign. It has become a truly phenomenal opportunity for consumers to discover products that are new to them, and businesses to discover and engage directly with customers. Plus, it’s just plain fun!”
The 10th annual Buy Michigan Now Festival in Downtown Northville is a weekend filled with fun activities that reinforces the campaign’s mission to feature a wide variety of Michigan businesses, food, entertainment, and shopping opportunities, in celebration of Buy Michigan Week. The Buy Michigan Now Festival is scheduled to run from:
- 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. on Friday, August 3
- 1o a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, August 4
- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, August 5
Town Square is slated to be home to a Michigan Beverage Garden, featuring beer and wine made around the state. Proceeds benefit One Earth Writing. The area will also feature live entertainment from talented local musicians like Soulshiners, Alexa Delly, Delta Twins, Trey Connor Band, 3rd Degree Byrnes, Taylor Taylor, Ian Stewart, Gerry Bee and the Bluescasters, and more. The bluesy and soulful David Gerald Band will close things out on Sunday afternoon with their ninth straight festival appearance.
Family fun is on tap in the Kids Zone, located on Center Street, where youngsters can play games, do arts and crafts, get their faces painted, and discover other fun surprises.
New to the event this year is a cornhole tournament, silent auction, and Amigo Mobility scooters available for rental or sale. The scooters are made in Michigan. The cornhole tournament is sponsored by Mutha Shuckers, which also builds their custom boards right here in Michigan. The tournament will take place on Saturday, August 4. Registration for up to forty teams will take place on site.
The silent auction will feature autographed sports memorabilia, Michigan-made products, unique experiences, gift cards, and other items. Businesses interested in supporting the auction or becoming a sponsor of the event, are asked to contact Kathy Dallas via Kathy@BuyMichiganNow.com by July 10.
Attendance and parking is free for the event. For information on vendor or sponsorship opportunities visit www.BuyMichiganNowFest.com.
The Buy Michigan Now Festival is sponsored by Community Choice Credit Union, Northville Downtown Development Authority, Livnfresh, Argent Tape & Label, Schoolcraft College, and Faygo.
Contact: Jeanne Micallef, IMJ Communications, 248-547-5576, Jeanne@imjcommunications.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.
One Earth Writing: Launched by entrepreneur and author, Lynne Golodner, One Earth Writing is a nonprofit that believes in the power of story to heal the world. Through empowerment programs they bring together teens from different races, religions, and socioeconomic origins for writing workshops that build confidence, power and purpose. Students explore shared interests like family, friendship, sport, food, love and disappointment and find common ground on which to connect.