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Special message for October advertisers

Autumn Fest presents expanded advertising opportunities

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor

LANSING, Ill. (September 16, 2019) – Thousands of people attend Autumn Fest in Lansing each year, from Lansing as well as the surrounding region. The potential for out-of-town attendees is even greater this year as a result of the increased exposure Lansing received throughout the summer concert series at Fox Pointe. The variety of music and activities brought a variety of new people to the new venue—from Crete, South Holland, Munster, and even as far as Valparaiso, Indiana.

For last year’s Autumn Fest at Fox Pointe, The Lansing Journal printed an extra 1,000 copies of our October issue, which featured a full-page ad by LACE listing the schedule of events for the three-day Fest, and a map of the venue. Copies of the October issue were placed at the Fox Pointe entrance, so as people checked in they could pick up a free copy. Not only did Fest attenders read through The Lansing Journal, they kept it throughout the weekend so they could refer to the back page map and schedule.

Autumn Fest 2018
Last year’s October issue was available at the Fox Pointe entrance, where LACE volunteers like Annmarie Aud and Jeri Villa checked people in. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Take advantage of Autumn Fest

Autumn Fest is an opportunity for Lansing businesses to get their message in front of people from surrounding towns.

When you buy an ad in the October issue of The Lansing Journal, not only do you get an extra 1,000 copies at no extra charge, but you also get to reach thousands of Lansing visitors.

Advertising info

Production week for the October 2 issue begins September 23. If you’d like your ad to appear in this issue, we need final artwork no later than noon on Friday, September 27. (Earlier would be even better!) Email us to reserve your spot:

Or use our online form:

Our ad pricing ranges from $100 (eighth-page black-and-white) to $800 (full-page color). (Normally the back page is available for $1,000, but LACE has already reserved the October back page.)

For more details about our ad sizes and prices, download our Ad Rates PDF:

If you need help designing an ad or coming up with messaging ideas, we offer those services at no extra charge.

Autumn Fest is October 11–13 this year. Please let us know as early as possible if you want to reach thousands of Fest-goers with your advertising message!

About Autumn Fest

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.