Get your Battle Rattle going with Plantskydd!

Take back & protect your garden from deer and other pesky critters with Plantskydd (pronounced “Plant-skid”) spray. Plantskydd rep Julia Hofley will lead a Q&A about a kinder, gentler way of fending off marauding fauna. Unless you’re just going to throw your hands up and surrender your dreams of lush harvests to the furry grazers, you need to start early. Julia knows how to win this war and will show you how to gain the upper hand.

Summer Sultry Big Green Egg Demo

Who wants to cook inside when it's warm out?  Step out and grill in the Great Outdoors and learn how with ut!  Stop by and sample what the Big Green Egg is all about - Taste our "Chef's Choice" smoked meat & grilled veggies, and find out how easy it is to be a Gourmet Grill Artist at home! We have an Egg for every size household, and can help choose one that's right for you! As always, when you purchase an Egg, you get 10% off any Egg Eggsessory, a free 10# bag of charcoal, and a $25 gift certificate from Ann Arbor's very own Knight's Market to get you started on your Eggperience!

19th ANNUAL JAM CONTEST

We'll be jammin' this day for our 19th Annual Jam Contest! Bring your home canning creations to the store no later than 6pm Friday Oct 6th. 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.

9th ANNUAL PICKLE CONTEST

DHG's 9th 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, Oct 13th. 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 recieve DHG gift cards!

FALL FASHION REVIEW

Stop by to see the latest in hardy fall workwear from Filson, Carhartt, Stormy Kromer, and Ann Arbor's own Sheri Dufek! Reps from all these companies will be on hand this day to answer questions about how to beat the winter weather and layer up for the best possible way to stay warm! Meet Sheri and talk with her about her 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!

EGGS OVER ANN ARBOR

You might have heard about these events from Big Green Egg's website ... But now we have our very own!!! It was so poplular last year we're making it 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!

3d ANNUAL PANCAKE & SAUSAGE HVHS BENEFIT SUPPER

Who doesn't like Pancakes-n-sausage for DINNER? Especially a pancake-n-sausage dinner that benefits our beloved Humane Society of Huron Valley - former home of Wallace the Cat! Please join us on Sunday, November 12th, 4p-6:00p, in our 110 year old barn where our staff will be flippin' for y'all! Nothing makes you more warm & fuzzy on a cool autumn night than a tummy full of pancakes and knowing you're helping homeless furbabies.

KITCHEN & KNIFE SKILLS

Ever look at a drawer full of sharp, fancy knives and wonder which you should choose to cut what kind of meat? Learn the ins and outs of the different styles of knives, and the proper way of cutting - stop that crumbling turkey, end the ripped meat syndrome with our knife experts! Learn the kitchen knife skills you need to be a pro in your own home kitchen! Our experienced staff share their tried and true techniques that make swift work out of big jobs and yield the best results for all of your vegetable, meat and dessert preparation. They'll show you how to slice and dice for great results! Bring one straight edge kitchen knife for free sharpening on the spot, or bring a bundle and we'll sharpen one on us and have the rest ready the next day. ($3 per knife) Put a new edge on an old knife and restore it to brand new condition! Event is free and open to the public,

MIDNIGHT MADNESS

It's that time of year when everyone stays up late for all sorts of holiday spirit shenanigans! We'll be open at the crack of daylight until way way way past (read: MIDNIGHT) our farm style early bedtime of 7pm! In addition to some specials going on all day, we will once again be hosting a great group of animals in our barn, have a surprise musical guest, roasting chestnuts in our Christmas tree lot, and whatever else we can stuff into the most fun chilly first Friday in December.

Christmas Party!

What better way to top off a midnight madness weekend. Please join us for our annual neighbourhood Christmas Party! Smoked turkeys, Grandma Mooberry's cranberry salad, hot cider and eggnog! The farm animals will be hanging out, Community High Jazz Band will be here ... and the REAL Santa will be on hand to listen to the wish lists! Cm'on down and celebrate with us!