(Livonia, June 27, 2018) – Buy Michigan Now (BMN) will soon host its 10th Buy Michigan Now Festival in Downtown Northville. The annual event promotes Michigan-based businesses. It is coming up on August 3-5, which means limited sponsorships are still available.
“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. We’ve created a truly phenomenal opportunity for people to discover local products that are new to them. Plus, it’s just plain fun!”
The fest features a wide variety of Michigan businesses, food, entertainment, and shopping opportunities. It happens at the same time annually because it is a celebration of Buy Michigan Week. The 2018 hours are below.
- 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
Attendance and parking is free for the event.
Beverage Garden & Main Stage
Town Square is home to a Michigan Beverage Garden, selling beer and wine made around the state. Guests can drink for a good cause because proceeds benefit One Earth Writing. The Main Stage lineup includes Soulshiners, Alexa Delly, Delta Twins, Trey Connor Band, 3rd Degree Byrnes, Taylor Taylor, and Ian Stewart. The bluesy and soulful David Gerald Band will close things out on Sunday afternoon.
Family fun is on tap in the Kids Zone, located on Center Street. There, youngsters can play games, do arts and crafts, get their faces painted, and discover other fun surprises.
There are some exciting new additions this year too. For example, BMN has added a cornhole tournament and a silent auction. Additionally, Amigo Mobility scooters are available for rental or sale. In fact, 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 be in person.
The silent auction will feature autographed sports memorabilia, Michigan-made products, unique experiences, gift cards, and other items. Businesses interested in contributing to the auction can contact Kathy Dallas via Kathy@BuyMichiganNow.com by July 10.
Vendors and Sponsorship
For additional information on vendor or sponsorship opportunities visit www.BuyMichiganNow.com.
This year’s festival is sponsored by Community Choice Credit Union, Northville Downtown Development Authority, Livnfresh, Argent Tape & Label, Schoolcraft College, and Faygo.
About Buy Michigan Now
Buy Michigan Now is a statewide buy local campaign launched by Lisa Diggs in 2007. Consequently, it educates and encourages people to buy Michigan-made products, thereby refueling the state’s economy.
One Earth Writing
Author and entrepreneur, Lynne Golodner, created One Earth Writing to empower teens because she believes in the power of story to heal the world. Through empowerment programs the nonprofit brings together teens from different races, religions, and socioeconomic origins for writing workshops. As a result, the students build confidence, power and purpose. By exploring shared interests like family, friendship, sports, food, love and disappointment, kids find common ground on which to connect.
Media should contact Jeanne Micallef with questions or to arrange interviews. She can be reached at 248-547-5576 or Jeanne@imjcommunications.com. Photos are available upon request.