The Annual HomeGrown Festival is a grassroots community event showcasing the best of our region’s locally grown food, drink, music and fun. Held under the historic Ann Arbor Farmers' Market pavilion, the fifth annual HomeGrown Festival will take place on Saturday, September 8th, 2012, from 6-10pm at 315 Detroit Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Thousands attended in 2011. Chefs committed to cooking with seasonal, local food will offer small-plate portions ($1-$7) of creative dishes sourced from area farms. For adults over age 21, tasting portions of dozens of Michigan's small producer beer, wine, mead, and hard-ciders will be available for purchase. In addition, the Festival hosts a line-up of popular bands (with dancing), special activities for kids, an artisan market, tastings and chef demonstrations, and many opportunities for learning about the people and places that make up this region's diverse and productive foodshed. For more information, call (734) 707-8488.