By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
ALLEN PARK – Despite the threat of rain Sunday, the Made in Michigan festival drew appreciative crowds during the weekend event, held in the downtown district on Allen Road west of Southfield Road.
Lauren Bielak, Downtown Development Authority executive assistant and special events coordinator, said the festival featured about 150 vendors, which included food trucks and 13 Michigan authors.
In addition to booths offering crafts, jewelry, stained glass, pet products and more, the food offerings were numerous and delicious.
“I would say food truck alley was our biggest attraction,” Bielak said. “I already have changes in my mind for next year, but I think everyone really liked the different array of vendors.”
She said that autumn in Michigan always includes the risk of rain, but contends the turnout was still strong.
“I believe we had about 20,000 in attendance,” she said.
The bands included Atomic Radio on Friday, Phoenix Theory on Saturday and Major Dudes on Sunday, with disc jockey Mike Bowdell spinning songs Saturday afternoon.