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Family Fun this Weekend in Northville, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group
Family Fun in Northville, Michigan

Are you looking for something to do this weekend with the whole family?

It is going to be a beautiful weekend in Northville, Michigan. The temperatures will be in the low 70s with partly cloudy skies. This is the perfect weekend to pick pumpkins, drink apple cider, eat donuts and maybe even head to a corn maze after dark.

Sometimes it can be hard to find events that are family friendly and fun for all. We are here to share with you that Northville, Michigan has a number of fantastic events planned for you and your family this weekend. According to the Northville Patch, there are 4 events happening this weekend in Northville.

Get your planners out and let's start planning.

  1. Corn Maze at the Maybury Farm

Although we have shared about the Maybury Farm Corn Maze before, we wanted to highlight a few more things. The farm has a 12 acre maze that is hiding 8 wooden animals. If you find all 8 wooden animals, you have a chance to win a Meijer gift card. 

The ticket you purchase includes your wagon ride to the corn maze, admission to play at the farm-themed playground, and visit with all the animals. This is a perfect event for anyone with young children.

What we didn't share last time is that the corn maze continues after dark. Fridays and Saturdays they are open until 10 pm and Sunday's hours have been extended to 8 pm. 

Another great part is that all of the proceeds from the Corn Maze go to feed the animals during the winter. 

Pumpkins are half-off this weekend, too. If you're looking for fall family fun, the Maybury Farm in Northville, Michigan has it for you.

  1. Fall Fair Artisan Market 

If you are looking for some individuality in your decor, this fair will have it all: furniture, fiber art, jewelry, photography, sculptures and more. Everything has been handcrafted by 75 artists and crafters from around the country. Don't worry. They will have holiday items as well. The fair will be held at the Northville Community Center at 303 West Main Street on October 11 through the 13th.

  1. Support the High School Rowing Club

This weekend in rain or shine, the Northville High School rowing club will be rowing from Detroit to Mackinac Island. Thankfully, it looks like they've picked a beautiful weekend to do it. The team is hoping to raise money for a new boat. 

  1. Northville Township Fire Department

Does your child love fire trucks? This Saturday is the perfect time to visit the Northville Township Fire Department. The fire department is having an open house to have fun and educate everyone who attends on fire safety. There will be activities for the whole family including:

  • Live demonstrations including the Jaws of Life, hydraulic rescue tools and fire extinguishers.
  • Fire truck tours
  • Games
  • Meet and greet with the firefighters. 

Northville is one of those places that gives you a hometown feel and always has something going on. That is why so many people move to and choose to stay in Northville, Michigan.

If you have any questions about moving to Northville, call my office at 248-348-7200. We would love to help you become a part of this unique city. 

 

Help with Remodeling and Renovating Your Home

by The Jamey Kramer Group
Help with Home Remodeling and Renovating Your Home

Are you hoping to save money by remodeling yourself?

Are you wondering what remodeling jobs will add value to your home?

There is good news in Novi, Michigan: the summer-like temperatures are here to stay at least for the weekend. While we may be enjoying the occasional fall shower, temperatures will be staying in the high 70s. This weekend will be the perfect weekend to head out to the Novi Home Remodeling Show. 

Both remodeling and renovating have the potential to add value to your home. Today, we want to share with you some of the top places to renovate or remodel that will get you the return on your investment. With that knowledge you can head into the Novi Home Remodeling Show ready to learn how.

Remodeling and Renovating 

Last month, we shared the article, Do Renovations Increase the Value of Your Home?, that questioned whether or not renovations actually increase the value of your home. What we learned is that renovating does work as long as it is in the right place. 

The biggest winners when it comes to return on your investment are outside your home. According to the Cost vs. Value report by Remodeling Magazine, the top four places to receive a return on your investment are,

  • Entry Door Replacement
  • Fiber Cement Siding
  • Wood Deck Addition
  • Garage Door Replacement

The report just proved what realtors have been saying for a while, curb appeal goes a long way. First impressions are critical, especially when you are considering selling your home. 

The fifth highest remodeling job was minor kitchen remodeling. That's great news, because the cost to renovate isn't going to break the bank. The kind of remodeling jobs we are talking about here are changing out counter tops, adding new appliances and replacing the cabinet fronts. 

The last couple of remodeling jobs that are worth taking notice are finishing off the basement and adding an attic bedroom. These two will cost more than the previous jobs, but having that extra space may be what the buyers need to make that offer. 

The Novi Home Remodeling Show

This weekend is the perfect time to start researching any remodeling jobs that you may be considering. Here is what the Novi Patch reported on the Novi Home Remodeling Show,

"Looking to update your home? Anything and everything you need to remodel and design your home can be found under one roof at the Novi Home Remodeling Show! Browse exhibits in kitchen and bath interiors, windows and doors, flooring products, furniture, cabinetry and much more!"

The Novi Home Remodeling Show is sponsored by the Home Builder Association of Southeastern Michigan and is being held all weekend at the Suburban Collection Showplace. 

Adding space, sprucing up, and updating can all add value to your home making it a perfect opportunity to sell. If you need any assistance, please call our office at 248-348-7200. Have a wonderful weekend and we'll see you in Novi, Michigan this weekend. 

There's Always Something Happening in Northville, MI

by The Jamey Kramer Group
Chocolate ice cream

Do you love free ice cream?

In a city like Northville, Michigan there is always something for everyone and there is always something going on. Whether you want to enjoy the beautiful fall weather or some free ice cream, it's all happening in Northville. Before you make any weekend plans, check out what Northville, Michigan has to offer.

Maybury Farm Corn Maze

If you are looking for some fun and family-friendly activities this weekend, this corn maze has it all. The maze is actually shaped like a barn and finding your way through it is only one part of the fun. 

Another fun activity is finding 8 animals. Once all 8 are found, you can head back for cider and donuts. Then you can be entered to win a Meijer gift card. While you are enjoying your cider and donuts, you and the kids can head out to the playground and visit the animals. The hours of operation are:

Friday: 6 pm-10 pm

Saturday: 1 pm-10 pm

Sunday: 1 pm-7 pm

Remember the last wagon of the day leaves 1 hour before closing time. This maze was created to raise money to feed the animals during the winter. The cost of admission for adults is $7 and kids under 9 are $6. Maybury Farm is located at 50165 Eight Mile in Northville.

Kidpreneur Video Production Workshop 

Here is a great event if your kid is interested in making movies. According to the Northville Patch,

"This is part of the Kidpreneur Video Production Series workshop. In this workshop, kids will learn how to use Microsoft Live MovieMaker to make a 30sec introduction video with titles, audio and music."

This class is for kids 10-14 years old. Classes and workshops are held at 235 E Main Street, Suite #104 in Northville.  Kids must bring their own laptop. If you are already a member then the workshop is free. For non members, the charge is $25. 

This workshop focuses on teaching kids how to promote their business by using a 30 second video. 

Sundaes on Sunday

I know I love ice cream, especially when it's free. This Sunday, the Northville District Library is hosting an event called, "Friends of the Library". Bring your friends, family, or anyone you can find even if they are not a member because this event is open to everyone. 

If you would like to become a member of the library, Sunday is the perfect time to do it. You'll also discover the upcoming events that the library has to offer. This Sunday's event will be from 1 pm-4 pm. 

Northville is a wonderful, family-friendly city with something going on every weekend. What are you looking forward to doing this weekend?

Fall for Novi and the Tollgate Fair this Weekend Only in Novi, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group
Fall for Novi

Are you looking for a inexpensive place to take the kids this weekend?

Would your child enjoy getting behind the scenes with the Police Department?

Thursdays are one of my favorite days of the week. It is the day when you start to think about the weekend. On this Thursday, we are sharing with you what is happening in Novi, Michigan. If you have children, we've got some great family activities that will stay within your budget. So get your planner out and get ready to make some plans.

Fall For Novi – Community Open House and Health Fair – September 21st

If you are from Novi or if you are looking to relocate to Novi, this weekend is the perfect to make a trip out. This weekend at the Fall for Novi, you can experience a city-wide open house.

Here are a few of the great things you and your family will be able to see this weekend,

  • Police Cars
  • Fire Trucks 
  • State Police Mobile Crime Lab
  • University of Michigan's Life Flight Helicopter 
  • Free refreshments
  • Children’s activities

In an article from Novi Today, we learn that the goal of this open house is not only to show what Novi has to offer.  Sandy Fisher, Older Adult Services Senior Coordinator, stated:

          "One of our objectives is to promote healthy, active lifestyles. And, one of the ways we do that is to connect people with health services."

They are connecting people with health services by bringing in over 30 exhibits and making health services easy to access. Some of those health services will include:

  • Flu Shots
  • Blood Pressure
  • Heart rate screenings
  • Oxygen level screening 

There will also be free information provide about the screenings. The open house will be held on Saturday the 21st from 11 am to 2 pm at the Novi Civic Center Campus. For more information, please visit the City of Novi’s PDF on the website.

The Tollgate Fall Fair – September 21

This fair will be held on Saturday, the 21st from 10 am to 3 pm at the Michigan State University Tollgate Education Center 12 Mile & Meadowbrook Roads in Novi. You can enjoy crafts with the kids, hay rides and even catch and release fishing.

Music and entertainment will be there while you and your children learn about bats, frogs, toads and lizards. If you love to garden, make sure you check out the self-guided garden tours. 

The best part about this fair is that it is completely free to all. For more information visit the Tollgate Fall Fair PDF flyer.

Whether you choose to attend the Fall for Novi Community Open House and Health Fair or the Tollgate Fall Fair, this weekend has memories is store for you and your family.

Novi Michigan to Host the 2013 Michigan State Fair

by The Jamey Kramer Group
 2013 Michigan State Fair

Are you looking for plans this Labor Day weekend?

When is the last time you went to a Michigan State Fair?

For the second straight year in a row, the city of Novi is hosting the Michigan State Fair. This year’s features will include the Detroit Shrine Circus, Michigan beer, plenty of animals and so much more. Today, we wanted to share with you all about the fair.

For many of us, there are many wonderful memories that surround the Michigan State Fair that was hosted in Detroit. It was sad when the annual event was canceled in 2009.

The History of the Michigan State Fair

Did you know that the Michigan State Fair started in Detroit in 1849? It had the honor of being one of the first statewide fair events to take place in the U.S. It moved to its former home at the Michigan State Fairgrounds on Woodward Avenue in 1905. Unfortunately, the fair was canceled in 2009 due to lack of funding.

In 2012, the fair was again celebrated in Novi, Michigan and is now in its second year this Labor Day weekend. According to the Michigan State Fair website, the fair does not receive state aid and is privately sponsored by the Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair.

2013 Michigan State Fair Details

  • When: Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2
  • Time: Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm o Monday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Where: Suburban Collection Showplace at 46100 Grand River Avenue, between Novi and Beck Road in Novi, MI.
  • Fair Admission Fees:
    • Advanced tickets: $6.00 - Adults and children 12 and older, $5.00 - Children 11 and under.
    • Tickets at the Gate: $8.00 - Adults and children 12 and older, $6.00 - Children 11 and under.
    • Children under 35 inches in height that are accompanied by a paid adult admission will be admitted at no charge.

Note: These admission prices apply only to the indoor exhibits, livestock, agriculture and home arts shows. Circus performance and carnival rides have additional costs. To preorder tickets online and for more information, please see: Michigan State Fair Tickets

The Daily Contests

While there is so much to do at the fair this year, there will also be daily contests that include:

  • Pie Eating
  • Watermelon Seed Spitting
  • Ice Cream Eating
  • Longest Pony Tail/Longest Beard or Mustache
  • Potato Sack Race

Farmers Market

This year will include a Farmers Market full of homegrown, homemade and Michigan made products. The Farmer’s Market will last all weekend. Make sure to stop by and support the local business.

The Entertainment

There will be plenty of entertainment for you and your family to enjoy this weekend. Featured artists include Marshal Crenshaw, the Steven Mullan Band, and Stewart Franke.

Detroit Shrine Circus

Our hometown Shrine Circus will be performing all weekend. Shows are daily at 12 pm, 2:30 pm, 5 pm and 7:30 pm.

This year the circus will also include the World Famous Wallendars. The Wallendars are a famous family circus and some may say the most famous family in history. The Wallendar family has not been back to the Michigan State Fair since 1962 when during their seven-person chair pyramid, one man wavered and the pyramid collapsed. Three of the seven fell to the ground killing one and injuring 2 others.

This year, the famed circus family will return for the first time since that tragedy. Rick Wallenda, the eldest grandson of the founders, says his “family is honored to be returning the Michigan and looking very forward to introducing our new troupe to all at the Michigan State Fair.”

If you are looking for more on the Michigan State Fair, please make sure to visit their website for tickets and more information at: www.MichiganStateFairLLC.com

What part of the Michigan State Fair are you most excited for?

Northville, Michigan’s Family Friendly Weekend Activities

by The Jamey Kramer Group
Northville MI Activities

Are you looking for a city that offers fun for the whole family?

Do you like supporting local farmers?

As the week and summer are winding down, many of us are ready and looking forward to the weekend. If you are a planner, you may be thinking about what to do in the local area. I do the same thing. It is one of the reasons I am glad that I live in the Northville and Novi, Michigan area. There are always a number of community events to enjoy in both cities.

Today, as you make your weekend plans, I wanted to share with you a little about what is happening in Northville, Michigan. Northville is not just another city rich in history. It is a city that offers a variety of family friendly events. This weekend, you can support local farmers at the Farmers Market, enjoy a free concert on Friday night, and take a walk through history at a vintage baseball game.

Northville’s Farmers Market – August 15

Over 125 Michigan grown products are available for you at the Northville Farmers market. Between the beginning of May and the end of October, the Northville Farmers Market is open every Thursday from 8 am – 3 pm.

Local produce aren’t the only products you’ll find there either. You can also purchase homemade jams and jellies, homemade salsa, and homemade pasta.

When: August 15
Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Northville Downs parking lot at the northwest corner of 7 Mile and Sheldon Rd.
Cost: Free

For more information visit the, The Northville Chamber of Commerce’s Farmers Market Calendar of Events.

Northville’s Free Concert Friday Night Concert – August 16

Do you love Motown or rock music? How about the Blues? If you do, then on Friday night you will want to head over to the Town Square in downtown Northville for a FREE concert. This week’s featured band is the Global Village. The concert runs for 7 pm- 9 pm as is managed by the Northville Parks and Recreation.

When: August 16
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Town Square Downtown Northville, MI
Cost: Free

For more information and to view the full list of the all concerts at the Northville Parks and Recreation’s Friday Night Concert Series.

Northville Eclipse Vintage Baseball – August 18

On Sunday afternoon, the Northville Eclipse, a Northville’s own vintage baseball will be playing against the London Tecumsehs at home. If you would like to experience what baseball was like in the 1860s, please plan to spend the afternoon at Ford Field in downtown Northville, Michigan adjacent to the Historic Mill Race Village.

When: August 18
Time: 2:00 pm
Where: Ford Field, Northville, Mi
Cost: Free

Save the Date: August 24th
Northville’s 1st Annual Northville Food Truck Rally and Beer Garden

Mark your calendars for Northville’s 1st Annual Northville Food Truck Rally and Beer Garden next Saturday, August 24th is Northville’s 1st Annual Northville Food Truck Rally and Beer Garden event. It will be located on West Cady (between Wing & 1st Street). While admission to the event is free and food or beverage purchased will cost money.

When: August 24
Time: 1:00 pm-9:00 pm
Where: West Cady St.
Cost: Free Admission

For more information, please see the Northville Chamber of Commerce website.

Make sure to include one or all of these events in your weekend plans. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Things to do in Northville Michigan for a Fun Filled Weekend

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Northville, Michigan

Have you ever experienced a Northville weekend?

Are you looking for something to do this weekend?

Northville, Michigan is one of the greatest communities in the Metro Detroit area to live in. More and more people are deciding to move to Northville each year for its family friendly charm. The residents of this city enjoy the hometown feel without shutting down on the weekends.

On a beautiful Thursday like today, many of us are already planning this weekend’s activities. From what the weather man is saying - this is going to be a beautiful weekend.

You don’t have to go far to enjoy your weekend. Today, we are sharing about what is happening right in Northville. You may not be aware how much this city has to offer.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Do you love fresh and local produce? Northville boasts one of the best farmer’s markets in the area. Every Thursday from 8 am – 3 pm, you can stop by the Northville Downs parking lot to find almost every type of fruit and vegetable you can imagine.

Friday, June 7, 2013

If you are looking to see a Pulitzer Prize musical you are in luck. This Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm the Two Muses Theatre presents Next To Normal. If you haven’t heard of this musical, check out their website to see if this is your perfect Friday night date at: www.nexttonormal.com/media

Saturday, June 8. 2013

Do you love finding a great deal? On Saturday there are two large garage sales that may be worth you time.

Quail Ridge Garage Sale: This a subdivision annual garage sale and here are the items that were listed in the Northville Patch,

“Featured items: Furniture, household items, lawn and garden tools, baby and toddler items, infant and kids clothes, Hanna Andersson items and scrapbook”

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 336 Garage Sale

This garage sales boasts about 15+ families and if you can’t make it on Saturday you can come on Sunday between 9 am and 4 pm.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

What do you think of when you think of baseball? Do you think of big time names like Babe Ruth? Baseball has quite a history. This Sunday you can experience a bit of baseball’s history by attending a Vintage Base Ball Game right in Northville, Michigan. Here is the listing from the Northville Patch,

“The Northville Eclipse is a volunteer group of baseball and history enthusiasts who compete against other Midwest vintage teams, using the rules and gentlemanly conduct of the 1860s. Vintage base ball is not only a competitive game; it’s a tribute to the sport and similar to an American Civil War reenactment. This version of the sport is played without swearing, sliding, spitting or any sort of playing gloves.”

 

You can see more about this weekend and even more activities at the Northville Patch.com. What event are you planning on going to?

Northville Summer Carnival

by The Jamey Kramer Group

The Northville Summer Carnival returns to the southeast Michigan community of Northville June 27-30, 2013. The popular annual festival sets up in the Northville Downs Race Track parking lot at Seven Mile and Center Streets and offers fun for residents and visitors of all ages. The carnival, a perennial Northville favorite, was re-introduced in 2012 after a hiatus of several years.

Events and attractions
The Northville Carnival features more than a dozen carnival rides by Eliott's Amusements, fair food vendors, live music and other entertainment.

Hours and Admission
The Northville Summer Carnival is open Thursday and Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m, Saturday, from noon to 11:00 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m. All day ride passports are $20 per person. Single tickets are $1.

Also happening in downtown Northville that weekend (June 28-30) is the Arts and Acts Festival, a multi-media arts show that includes the well-regarded, juried Sun Fine Arts Show, the Sandbox Play Festival, the Reel Michigan Film Festival and the Short on Words literature contest.

Novi Welcomes Donald Trump for Lincoln Day Dinner Speech

by The Jamey Kramer Group

New York real estate developer and television personality, Donald Trump is scheduled as the keynote speaker at Novi Michigan's Lincoln Day dinner, according to organizer David Trott. The "Observer and Eccentric" quoted Trump as saying, "I am honored to have the opportunity to share my thoughts and views with the Oakland County Republican Party and the great state of Michigan." The dinner, which is scheduled for May 22 at 7:00 p.m., is a favorite Oakland County GOP fundraiser.

Novi welcomes Donald Trump for Lincoln Day dinner speech
Philanthropist and entrepreneur Trump, who considered running for president in 2012, is a natural fit for the Lincoln Day event. Trump, a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and life-long republican, is the developer of such luxury properties as the Trump Tower in Manhattan, Trump International Hotels throughout the United States, and Trump Place, along the Hudson River in New York City. 

Trump also owns the Miss Universe Organization, the producers of the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA beauty pageants, and is the author of more than a dozen books. Trump is arguably best known as the personality behind the television shows, "The Apprentice" and "Celebrity Apprentice."  

About Novi's Lincoln Day dinner
The Lincoln Day dinner is a long-standing Novi tradition. Now in its 124th year, the 2013 event will be held at the Suburban Collection Showcase at 46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi. Tickets are available via the Oakland County Republican Party Web site. Individual tickets are $75 and tables of 10 are available for $650. There are also a variety of VIP and premium donor tickets available. The event begins with a 5:00 p.m. reception for VIP ticket holders, followed by a 400 Club reception at 6:00 p.m. for 400 Club donors. The dinner, the main event, begins at 7:00 p.m.

2013 Michigan Winter Dog Classic in Novi, MI

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Michigan’s largest dog show, The Michigan Winter Dog Classic, will take place this upcoming January 17th-20th at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan.

Host to over 160 breeds, and 7,000 total canine contenders, this exciting four-day show boasts a variety of family-friendly events. It includes:

  • Breed seminars
  • Conformation and obedience judging
  • Educational exhibits and demonstrations
  • Opportunity to view breeds sanctioned by the American Kennel Club and recognized by the Oakland County Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club, and the Livonia Kennel Club.

In addition, don’t miss this year’s “My Dog Can Do That,” an opportunity to work with a number of AKC professional trainers who will help you gauge how your own dog may perform in some of the featured agility events. Each day will consist of individual breed judging, obedience judging, agility judging, group judging, and best in show. Other attractions include “Canine Good Citizen Testing,” “Duck Herding,” and clinics for your healthy hound (eye and reproductive clinics as well as a general health clinic and testing will be available).

Please check the full schedule here for updated event times and listings.

For accommodations at this year’s Winter Dog Classic, take advantage of preferred pricing at the Host Hotel located at 42100 Crescent Blvd, just two miles from the Suburban Collection Showplace. Additionally, there are a number of hotels in the area to choose from including the Detroit Marriott Livonia, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, Comfort Suites, Embassy Suites Hotel, and the Crown Plaza. For more affordable options, check here. For those interested in a motor-home stay, electrical hook-ups are available at The Suburban Collection. Contact Terry to make advance reservations at 248-348-5600 x205.

For a great week-long vacation for all ages, make this year’s Michigan Winter Dog Classic your destination and experience all that this family-friendly event has to offer!

Here you will find the complete schedule with updated event times and listings.

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