Look for parade ‘Big Heads’ at Saturday Farmington market

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The “Big Heads” from America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will visit the September 30 Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market.

Open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in downtown Farmington, the weekly market will also feature live music with the Full Tilt Boogie Blues Band and a full complement of vendors offering Michigan produce and products.

Big Head Corps
Farmington Hills resident Brian Lebovitz meets a young fan during America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He’s part of the Big Head Corps. (Event photo)

The Big Head Corps march in the Detroit parade wearing 300 artfully crafted papiermâché heads, the world’s largest collection. Some of the original artifacts in the collection date back to the 1940’s, acquired from artists in Viareggio, Italy. The group of young professionals, which includes Farmington Hills resident Brian Lebovitz, support the Parade Company’s mission by raising funds towards the collection’s preservation.

The Farmington market is a stop on the group’s 10th Anniversary tour. Four big heads will mingle the market; also, look for a display and information on how to become a member.

Learn more about the Big Head Corps at theparade.org/americas-thanksgiving-parade/big-head-corps/ and about the market at farmingtonfarmersmarket.com.