2022 Buy Michigan Now Fest Returns  

After a challenging couple of years for all of us, we are excited to bring the BMNFest back to Downtown Northville August 5-7, 2022. The city currently has a Social District open throughout the year, so the event will have a totally different look and feel. Look for entertainment to pop up in a wide variety of locations. If you are interested in performing during the fest, we invite you to visit the Entertainment section of this page to learn how to apply.

We are actively seeking partners to help make the continuation of this popular event possible. If you are part of an organization that may want to get involved, or a company interested in sponsorship or in-kind support, please email Lisa@BuyMichiganNow.com to start the conversation.

Your Michigan-based company may also help us fund the event by joining our campaign. Learn more about BMN membership or join today to take advantage of these opportunities and many other member benefits.

Want to sell at this event?

When you put the word BUY in the title, most people instantly get the message that this fest is a place to spend some money. That makes it a wonderful place to turn a profit and grow your brand. Vendors for this festival are selected based on the mission of creating jobs, supporting entrepreneurs, and helping Michigan businesses grow. Unlike many other street fairs and festivals, all of the businesses vending at the Buy Michigan Now Festival must meet one of the following criteria in order to participate:

  • Operates entirely in Michigan
  • Headquartered in Michigan with additional operations outside the state
  • Michigan-owned franchise or affiliate: some fees or revenue paid out of state
  • Artist, author, or musician that resides in Michigan

In addition to seeking only Michigan-based businesses, priority consideration is given to companies physically producing unique merchandise within the state, which is why it’s a great place to discover new tastes and products coming out of Michigan.

Sponsors

We are deeply appreciative of the sponsors who continued to support our efforts to grow a stronger Michigan economy. For information on becoming a sponsor of the Buy Michigan Now Festival or the campaign, please contact Lisa Diggs via Lisa@BuyMichiganNow.com or 248-390-0974.

Entertainment

You never know exactly when or where live performances and demonstrations may pop up at this year’s event. Look for strolling entertainment, acoustic musicians, mascots, book signings, demonstrations, and other surprises in various locations during the weekend. Interested acts click the button to apply.

Social District

Street dining and to go food and beverages are available through a variety of local restaurants as part of Downtown Northville’s social district, which was created as a response to the pandemic. Guests 21 and over may purchase alcoholic beverages to be enjoyed within the district on East Main and Center streets.

Kids Zone

The Kids Zone is a magical place designed to delight children of all ages with face-painting, caricatures, arts and crafts, giant checkers and Jenga games, inflatable sports challenges, and more. It’s also home to youth-oriented performances and vendors with products geared toward families.

Food

Food is one of the major highlights of this event. Whether you’re looking to fill your pantry or just your stomach, tasty delights await from vendor booths and Northville eateries.

Partnerships

This festival is made possible through a variety of sponsors and partners. Contact Lisa@BuyMichiganNow.com to learn how your Michigan-based organization can get involved.

FAQs

Check our Frequently Asked Questions section for information regarding GPS coordinates, parking, the campaign, and answers to other common queries.

Become a Volunteer

 We couldn’t pull off this vibrant community event without the support of dozens of volunteers. Be an ambassador for your state and join in on the fun. We need people to help vendors check-in and get set; greet guests and answer questions; play with children in the Kids Zone, sell tickets and serve thirst-quenchers in our Michigan Beverage Garden, and more. Small groups are welcome. Students 16 and over may gain community service credits as well as gaining valuable experience.

About Northville, MI

The City of Northville alone is worth a visit, retaining a small-town atmosphere with stately Victorian-era architecture, and a contemporary, yet historic downtown. Old-fashioned street lamps and benches line the streets, which boast plenty of specialty shops, galleries, theaters, and restaurants. Most of the businesses are locally-owned, making it an ideal backdrop for a fest of this nature.

Legend has it that arrivals of fairies from around the world have been noted in the downtown area of Northville. Evidence of their presence can be seen with tiny doorways hidden on the inside and outside of stores on Main, Center, and other mid-town streets. Fairy businesses have been established and as more appear, it is obvious the colony of little beings is growing. Children are encouraged to look closely at each store to see if they can discover its mysterious little fairy door.

Located on the western fringe of the Detroit Metro area, Northville is about 30 minutes from downtown Detroit and 25 minutes from downtown Ann Arbor. The major thoroughfares of I-275 and M-14 are nearby, making access easy.

For questions or additional information contact:

Buy Michigan Now
Email: Fest@BuyMichiganNow.com