To prepare for the big University of Michigan vs. Michigan State game tonight, these ocal businesses are working harder than ever.
Pastry Peddler Bakery & Cafe
619 Packard St., Ann Arbor
Owner and Head Pastry Chef Katy Nightwine says game days are always extra busy.
She and her staff prep nearly five times the amount of goodies to bake. She even recruits family members and former employees to keep the line moving and serve as many customers as possible.
The savory pasties are the big seller, but there's plenty for those with a sweet tooth to indulge in, as well.
Cancer Support Ann Arbor
327 East Hoover St., Ann Arbor
The Cancer Support community hosts a fundraiser, "Beer Garden and Food Truck Rally" on game days.
There are multiple big TVs to watch the game and there is no entry fee; it's open to everyone.
This party is often a place where some of the rival team's fans land.
Thanks to a partnership with Wolverine State Brewery, money from beer sales and tips go to support services for those battling cancer.
For more info, visit cancersupportannarbor.org.
My Urban Toddler
3010 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor
My Urban Toddler is the place young fans of both Michigan and Michigan State can get decked out in fashionable kid-friendly gear. Because you're never too young to start cheering on your favorite team in style.
Owner Rosa Lee even sells accessories for boys and girls.
In addition to these local businesses, keep an eye out for Tom Anderson near the stadium across from the golf course.
He's a dentist by day and a mega fan on game day.
Anderson converted a Greyhound bus into the ultimate U of M tailgating machine, complete with TVs, a "keg-anator," lots of U of M paraphernalia and plenty of counter space for food.
He's usually hanging out with 100 or so friends who he says all make the party possible.