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Get Ready for Baldwin Troutarama!

July 19th-22nd, 2023

Since 1957, thousands of people have annually met in Baldwin every July to enjoy themselves at the Troutarama Festival. One of the highlights of the Troutarama Festival is the Grand Parade with a performance by the “world famous” Scottville Clown Band. The Troutarama is packed with even more fun including a free concert, craft exhibits & sales, sidewalk sales, food booths, midway by Schmidt Amusements, Youth Fishing Derby, and an entertainment tent with live musi

A group is on the Little King & Queen float during the Troutarama in Baldwin.

Here's the Typical Schedule of Events:

Wednesday - Opening Day

  • Special Carnival Preview. Family Fun Tyme Amusements provides exciting rides, games, and concessions. All rides are $1/ride.
  • Live Music in the Wenger Pavilion

Thursday - Kids Day

  • Youth Games & Contests at Hollister Park
  • Kids Penny Hunt at Hollister Park
  • Little King & Queen Contest at the Wenger Pavilion
  • Michigan Horsepulling Boat Association Horse Pull Contest at West Trailhead Park
  • Kid’s & Pet Parade at the Wenger Pavilion
  • Scottville Clown Band Concert at the Beer Tent


See “Activities that occur on multiple days” below…


  • Men’s Slow Pitch Softball Tournament at Hollister Park
  • Troutarama 5k– 620 Washington St., $25 per person or $20 per person in a team of 4 or more
  • Grand Parade Downtown
  • Firemen’s Water Battle Downtown
  • Scottville Clown Band Concert at the Beer Tent
  • Live Music at Wenger Pavilion
  • Troutarama Raffle Drawing in the Beer Tent

Activities that occur on multiple days:

  • Sidewalk Sales Downtown
  • Craft Booths at the Midway- Michigan Ave. & 7th St.
  • Food Booths at the Midway- Michigan Ave. & 7th St.
  • Beer Tent
  • Midway
  • Karaoke & Music with Torrey Warren in the Entertainment Tent
  • Kids Kraft Corner at Lake-Osceola State Bank- 790 Michigan Ave.
  • Pixie’s Pony Rides at the Midway
  • Live Music at the Beer Tent, $2 Cover, No one under 21 admitted after 9pm
  • Cornhole Tournament at the Beer Tent

Experience Baldwin

Set in the heart of the Manistee National Forest, Baldwin is a haven for those who enjoy the great outdoors. Read the stories below or go to the Baldwin destination page.

For more information on the Baldwin Troutarama, please contact the event organizer:

Troutarama Committee


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