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Make your reservations now for the 2021 Spring Button Show. Come on out and support the Michigan Button Society. We hope to see you there. Face masks will be required at this event. Plastic face shields are not acceptable. Gloves and sanitizer will be available for use. Dealers will monitor social distancing at their sales tables.

The Spring Show 2021 will be held April 30th - May 1st, 2021. It is to be held in the Grand Ballroom at The Commonwealth Commerce Center, 209 East Washington Avenue, Jackson, Michigan 49201. T: 517-784-0059.

Hotel Reservations can be made at:
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The Jackson Hampton Inn


2225 Shirley Drive, Jackson, MI


Reserve by March 30, 2021 for the $99.00 plus tax Room Block MBS rate for April 30, 2021.


Presentation: "For the Love of Buttons"

The Michigan Button society invites you to a presentation given by Barbara Weeks, Friday evening, at 6:30 pm, at the Commonwealth Commerce Center. Throughout the program, For the Love of Buttons, collectors will look at buttons in context; from the clothes they adorned, to the store displays that entice customers, to the sales sample cards showing off the latest button materials and styles. The presentation will visually trace the life of buttons from advertisement, to original cards, to acutual use. Come see the many ways buttons were used as embellishment, then discover ways to fall in love with button collecting all over again!

Theme Tray Competition

Let's make this the Best Cup of Tea Competition Ever!

Start preparing your theme tray today. Interpret the theme, "Victorian Tea Party" in your own unique way; be creative, be sassy, be flashy, or be beautiful. Make it an unusually strange tray of buttons. Be yourself and create a tray for all to enjoy. Entering your tray is easy to do. Theme Tray check-in is at 9:45 AM.

Tray criteria must follow the 9 x 12 -inch standard competition tray size. The tray can feature one button or as many as you would like. Voting on theme trays is done by the participants of the show.

Show Schedule

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Friday, April 30th

3:00 - 4:00
Dealer Set Up
4:00 - 5:15
MBS Board Meeting (Meeting held via Zoom - March 15th)
5:30 - 6:30
Members Social Gathering ---- Pre-Order Only (Availability for 60 so Order Early)
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Program: "For the Love of Buttons" By Barb Weeks of Missouri
7:30 - 8:00 Pm
General Membership Meeting
8:00 - 9:30 Pm
Night Owl Shopping
9:30 Pm
Return to the hotel for a good night's sleep.

Saturday, May 1st
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Dealer Set Up
9:30 AM
Showroom Opens to members and the public
9:45 AM
Theme Tray Check In
Noon to 1:00PM Members Luncheon ---- Pre-Order Only (Availability for 60 so Order Early)
3:30 PM
Raffle Drawings and Theme Tray Winner Announcement.
4:00 PM
Theme Tray Pick Up
4:30 PM
Showroom Closes

Dinner Reservations

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Order Early - Availability for 60

Friday Evening Social Pre-Order: Includes Favor Button. Cost $20.00
Appetizers include cheese and crackers, veggies and dip, fruit tray, meatballs, taco dip and chips, brownies, lemon bars, coffee, iced tea.

Order Early - Availability for 60

Saturday Luncheon Pre-Order Noon until 1 PM. Cost $15.00
Lunch includes pasta salad, mini ham wraps, mini chicken salad croissants, party mix, pretzels, potato chips, corn chips, cookies, coffee, iced tea.