Made in Michigan

2020 Festival Cancelled

We’re Celebrating All Things MICHIGAN…in 2021

Sadly, the DDA is cancelling the 2020 Made in Michigan Festival. We feel it is irresponsible to encourage large crowds when we can’t assure their safety. Please join us next year when hopefully we’re all healthy and safe.

Three great days of shopping, eating, drinking, and dancing – Michigan style!

The Made in Michigan Festival 2021 is the state’s premier celebration of everything that makes our state great. With so many fun activities, there is something for everyone:

 

SHOP! With over 160 vendors, the Michigan-Made Market is packed with everything from euchre boards and Great Lakes art to Michigan-shaped patio chairs and jewelry.

EAT! We’ve got soup to nuts – literally. Food trucks and snack vendors serve up every Michigan favorite: pasties, fudge, sliders, BBQ, and more.

DRINK! No one goes thirsty with our selection of Michigan craft beer, cider, wine, and seltzers. And of course, Faygo pop. Sample dozens of beers at the Mitten Madness craft beer contest as brewers vie for gold.

PLAY! The Mitten Kids Activity Zone bursts with crafts, activities, children’s entertainment, and more.

LEARN! Meet your favorite author and discover new books at the Michigan Author Showcase. Test your knowledge of all things Michigan at the MI Minutiae Trivia Contest.

DANCE! Whether it’s roaming street performers or the region’s best bands, your toes will be tapping well into the night.

September 24-26, 2021
Allen Rd. between Southfield and Roosevelt

Event Location:

Location: Allen Rd. between Southfield and Roosevelt

Promote Your One-of-a-Kind Business at Our One-of-a-Kind Festival…in 2021

Sadly, the DDA is cancelling the 2020 Made in Michigan Festival. We feel it is irresponsible to encourage large crowds when we can’t assure their safety. Please join us next year when hopefully we’re all healthy and safe.

Downtown businesses: The Made in Michigan Festival 2021 will bring over 18,000 attendees practically to your door. Our Michigan-focused crowds are ready and eager to sample your products and experience your hometown brand. The DDA can help you convert these new customers into lifetime fans. Deeply discounted booths are available for all downtown businesses. Sponsorships, banner spots, the scavenger hunt – there are so many ways to build your business at the festival.

Select your Vendor Category below to learn more and apply!

Authors

FREE Author Event…in 2021

Sadly, the DDA is cancelling the 2020 Made in Michigan Festival. We feel it is irresponsible to encourage large crowds when we can’t assure their safety. Please join us next year when hopefully we’re all healthy and safe.

Where better than the Made in Michigan Festival 2021 to showcase the state’s talented authors, illustrators, and publishers? You are invited to promote, sell, and sign books at this unique celebration. Come join your peers and meet your fans for this FREE book signing.

2019 Author Showcase Participants

7 E-MIM-Author Showcase Participants 2019

Food Trucks

Happy Hungry Crowds

Bring on the eats! With record breaking crowds expected, there will be thousands of hungry people eager to try your specialties. The Made in Michigan Festival is seeking food trucks with taste bud tempting treats.

FOOD TRUCK BENEFITS
18,000+ Attendees
Flat fee per truck, no additional charges
Complete menu and pricing freedom

PRICING

  • Early Bird $250 (Register by May 1)
  • Standard $350 (Register May 2-Aug. 1)
  • Last Minute $500 (Register Aug. 2-Sept. 20)
    * based on availability

2019 Food Truck Participants

7 E-MIM-Food Truck Participants 2019

Street Performers

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STREET PERFORMER BENEFITS
18,000+ Attendees
Flat fee, no additional charges

PRICING

  • To be announced.

2019 Street Performer Participants

7 E-MIM Street Performers 2019-By Name

Michigan Proud

Free Marketing for Michigan Businesses

Bring on the eats! With record breaking crowds expected, there will be thousands of hungry people eager to try your specialties. The Made in Michigan Festival is seeking food trucks with taste bud tempting treats.

Come show off how your company makes this state great. The goal is to educate and entertain the public about Michigan’s diverse commercial landscape.

BUSINESS BENEFITS

  • 18,000+ Attendees
  • FREE
  • Electricity available

As Big as You Want it
Participation can be little or big, including:

  • Poster/Banner.  We’ll be plastering the stage/beer tent with all kinds of items from Michigan companies, schools, and attractions.
  • Prizes.  The DDA will award prizes for raffles, trivia contests, and kids’ scavenger hunts.
  • Products.  Our DDA-manned Made in Michigan booth will feature different food and product samples throughout the day.
  • Costumed Character.  Your mascot may walk the site, distribute samples, pose for photos, etc.
  • Unmanned Info Booth.  Educational booths will be scattered throughout the site.
  • Demo Booth.  Bring your products to the people with demonstrations, hands-on try outs, samples, etc.
  • What Else?  Let us know if you have another way to promote your company.  We’re open to just about anything.

Vendor Booths

Michigan-Made Fun

The Made in Michigan Festival is as unique and diverse as our great state. We pack the streets with an enticing mix of fine art, handcrafts, food items, and small batch manufactured goods. Join vendors from across the state celebrating our unique Michigan hobbies, interests, and resources with one-of-a-kind products and surprises.

VENDOR BENEFITS

  • 18,000+ Attendees
  • $1,025 average sales, 2018
  • 67% vendor return rate, 2018-2019
  • All new Mitten Madness craft beer contest

PRICING

  • Early Bird  $130 (Register by May 1)
  • Standard   $150 (Register May 2-Aug. 1)
  • Last Minute   $170 (Register Aug. 2-Sept. 20)
    * based on availability

Specials

  • Referrals.  Recommend a vendor and receive $25 if they are accepted.

2019 Vendor Booth Participants

MIM 19-Vendor List-By Name

Made in Michigan Festival Sponsorships Deliver…in 2021

Sadly, the DDA is cancelling the 2020 Made in Michigan Festival. We feel it is irresponsible to encourage large crowds when we can’t assure their safety. Please join us next year when hopefully we’re all healthy and safe.

Come join the fun and capitalize on your Michigan legacy in 2021. The Made in Michigan Festival attracts over 18,000 fans for the state’s best food, brews, artists, and musicians. Crowds will celebrate your Michigan roots at our one-of-a-kind, family-friendly festival. Showcase your products, directly connect with Michigan-focused audiences, and differentiate yourself from out- of-state competition. Sponsorship packages available for every budget and goal.

Have Fun and Help Your Community…in 2021

Sadly, the DDA is cancelling the 2020 Made in Michigan Festival. We feel it is irresponsible to encourage large crowds when we can’t assure their safety. Please join us next year when hopefully we’re all healthy and safe.

We need YOUR help in 2021. Whether you can give a single hour, bring along a troop or group, join a committee, or spend the whole weekend on site, the Made in Michigan Festival needs your imprint. We rely on the help of dozens of volunteers to fill positions selling tickets, pouring beer, running kids activities, and much more. Come volunteer with us, meet new people, and have some fun!

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