Sunday, May 19, 2013
Did you go to the weekend-long comic convention in Novi?
Motor City Comic Con, Michigan’s original comic convention, celebrated its 24th anniversary Friday to Sunday at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Attendees were absorbed into comic culture when seeing and meeting comic icons, shopping for comic merchandise and checking out what's new in the artist alley. Convention-goers saw comic characters come to life from participants of the adult and children costume contests, as well as enthusiastic fans. Were you at Comic Con? Share your photos from the convention, in costume or not, on Patch. Add your photos to our gallery by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The fair runs April 12-14.
The Great Lakes Art Fair is back this year in Novi. This event will run from April 12-14 at Suburban Collection Showplace at 46100 Grand River Ave. More than 150 talented artists will be in attendance at this year’s art fair to showcase their one-of-a-kind artwork. Patrons will enter through the Grand Gallery entrance and can experience a weekend full of fine art, live demonstrations and entertainment. This fun-filled family event will feature artwork for every age. Fair hours are as follows: Cost of admission for adults is $7 and children 12 years of age and younger are admitted for free. Parking is complimentary. Andiamo’s Ladies Day Out Back by popular demand is “Andiamo’s Ladies Day Out.” On Friday, ladies and their girlfriends can …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
You can catch the latest star of ABC's "The Bachelor" at Suburban Collection Showplace.
Will you accept this rose? Fans of ABC's The Bachelor will have the chance to meet latest bachelor Sean Lowe at the Michigan International Women's Show at Suburban Collection Showplace on Thursday, May 2 at 2 p.m. Lowe will tell the story of how he fell in love with Catherine, their plans for their upcoming wedding and his experiences on Dancing With The Stars. The bachelor will only be at the show on Saturday, but other realty stars will also be making appearances throughout the weekend. On Saturday, Jessica Robertson from A&E’s reality series Duck Dynasty will answer questions about being married to the youngest Robertson son, Jep, and about her four children: Lily, Merritt, Priscilla, and River. Plus, Season 8 Food Network Star finalist…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
At a Monday press conference in Novi, steering committee member Blair Bowman says Michigan deserves a state fair that's 'called what it is'.
With broad-based support and a new title sponsor, last year's Great Lakes State Fair is being transformed this year in to the Fifth Third Michigan State Fair. At a Monday press conference held at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, a contigent of bagpipers, clowns and cyclists representing Detroit Shriners ushered in a new era for the fair, which launched at the conference and event center in 2012 to fill the void created by the closing of the Michigan State Fair in 2009. Steering committee member Blair Bowman said everyone asked for help has stepped up to the plate, and organizers are proud that no state funds will be used. A long list of supporting businesses and organizations is topped by new title sponsor Fifth Third Bank. "We are…
Friday, March 1, 2013
The golf show will be at Suburban Collection Showplace March 1-3.
A little bit of snow won't stop golfers from kicking off the Michigan golf season this weekend. The Michigan Golf Show will be held at Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi, from Friday through Sunday. Hours are Friday 2-8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults. Children 12 and younger get in free. Parking is $5. The show will have more than 400 exhibitors, which will include retail, resort and travel information, and deals on Michigan golf courses. Hands-on activities include a closest to the pin contest, 100 feet of hitting nets, and long drive contests. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the largest consumer golf show in the nation. More than 34,000 people …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Jain Society of Greater Detroit students show ways to deal with surface water and runoff in their island model.
Four students from the Jain Society of Greater Detroit religious school in Farmington Hills arrived at Monday's Regional Future City Competition in Novi right on time, despite a winter storm that closed area public and private schools. They left with 2nd place honors, in their first-ever appearance at the annual event. First place went to St. John Lutheran in Rochester, which also received a number of special awards, including Best Design, Engineering & Construction; Best Engineered Project; Best Use of Energy; Electro-Technology Award; and the People’s Choice Award. The Jain Society students, all of whom attend different middle schools, were among several hundred students from throughout Michigan who gathered at the Suburban Collection …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
National and local speakers encouraged a crowd to get out and vote this November.
The Tea Party Express is rolling through the country, and it made its first of two stops in Michigan in Novi on Thursday afternoon. The "Winning for America" bus tour held a two-hour rally in the parking lot of Suburban Collection Showplace, and more than 100 people from local cities, including Farmington Hills, attended. The Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, is traveling through 22 battleground states to rally support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and other conservative candidates in November. The bus tour will be in Grand Rapids Thursday evening. “President Obama and the Democrats are grossly out-of-touch with Americans and the economic struggles of our nation," said Amy …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The State Fair Board attributes the success to sponsors and promotional efforts.
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Thursday, September 6, 2012
More than 50,000 people passed through the gates at the Suburban Collection Showcase for the Great Lakes State Fair during Labor Day weekend, according to Kent Roberts, vice chairman of the Great Lakes State Fair Board. The revived Michigan State Fair was reinstated after a three-year abscence and included livestock, agriculture, crafts, music, rides, games, Michigan-made food and beverages, contests, and the Shrine Circus. Roberts attributes the fair’s success to the financial support of the event’s 20 sponsors and the promotional efforts of its agency partners: Axis Cross Media and Logos Communications. “We couldn’t have revived this wonderful Michigan tradition without our army of sponsors and we’re extremely grateful for their …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Here's all the information you need to know about the Great Lakes State Fair in Novi today through Labor Day.
The Great Lakes State Fair is here! The revamped Michigan State Fair runs this weekend in Novi. The fair is open 8 a.m. to midnight today through Sunday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday. Below is all of the information you need to know to plan your visit, including schedules for the midway rides, circus, contests and entertainment. Feel free to print this off to take it with you, and don't forget to come back to Patch to share your photos! The fair is being held at Suburban Collection Showplace, located at 46100 Grand River Avenue between Beck Road and Novi Road in Novi. If you're coming from outside of Novi, you can text the Beck Road or the Novi Road exit from I-96. Parking is available at the Showplace for $5. Al-inclusive tickets at the …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The revamped Michigan state fair will be held in Novi.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Organizers for the Great Lakes State Fair announced specific plans Wednesday for all of the activities taking place throughout Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Activities include circus performances, midway rides and games, and daily contests. “We literally have something for everyone that will either tickle your funny bone, take your breath away or satisfy your appetite for a tasty treat,” said Kent Roberts, vice chairman of the Great Lakes State Fair Board, in a statement. Plans for activities are as follows. Detroit’s own Shrine Circus, produced by Tarzan Zerbani, will entertain crowds under the world’s largest Big Top. Circus shows will include musical clowns and animal acts, including …