We'll be jammin' this day for our 20th Annual Jam Contest! Bring your home canning creations to the store no later than 6pm Friday the day before. It’s just like the county fair, but we invite everyone to taste the entries on toasted Zingerman’s Bakehouse bread and vote for their favorites. The top three winners will go home with Downtown Home & Garden gift cards.


DHG's 10th Annual Pickle Contest and Public Tasting takes place once again, 10:00a-1:00p. Bring your entries to the store no later than 6pm Friday,the day before. From old-fashioned dills and bread-and-butter pickles to pickled beets, asparagus, and snap peas, entries are only limited by folk's imagination! Everyone is invited to stop by, taste, and cast their vote for the winners. First, Second, and Third place will all receive DHG gift cards!

Salute to the Mitten!!


Snap your hand up for a Salute to Michigan companies! Carhartt, Stormy Kromer, Broner, American Spoon, Michigan Maple Block, Michigan Hardwoods, Dixboro Syrup as well as other Michigan companies will be spotlighted on this day.  Ann Arbor's own Sheri Dufek will be here - talk with her about her amazing custom Pendleton Blanket Coats, and see for yourself what truly unique, once of a kind, custom coats she makes. See what long lasting quality is to be had by all these long standing companies. Samples, door prizes, and more will spice up the day!


You might have heard about these events from Big Green Egg's website ... But now we have our very own!!! A perennial favourite,  it's a part of our Fall Festival. Downtown Home and Garden Eggfestival!!! Stop by for an incredible event where we will have multiple Big Green Eggspert Teams smokin' - promising that THEY have the best Egg Fare to Share. You WILL be sad if you miss this - Door prizes, eggspert eggvice, and ... well, the FOOD! Oh, the FOOD!