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Get Ready for Baldwin Troutarama!

July 2024

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, a 5k race, cornhole tournament, midway by Schmidt Amusements, kids activities, and an entertainment tent with live music.

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

Here's the typical schedule of events:

Wednesday- Opening Day

  • 4-10pm – Troutarama Kick-Off – Family Fun Tyme Amusements provides exciting rides, games, and concessions. $10 bracelets.
  • 7-8:30pm – Live Music in the Wenger Pavilion.

Thursday- Kids Day

  • 12pm – Free kids games and contests for those up to age 13
  • 1:30-2:30pm – Pleasant Plains Fire Department Penny Hunt at Hollister Park
  • 3-5pm – Free Kids Kraft Corner at Lake-Osceola State Bank- 790 Michigan Ave.
  • 3-10pm – Midway Open- Michigan Ave. & 7th St.
  • 5:30-6:30pm – Little King & Queen Contest at the Wenger Pavilion
  • 6:30pm – Michigan Horsepulling Boat Association Horse Pull Contest at West Trailhead Park
  • 7-7:30pm – Junior Parade at the Wenger Pavilion
  • 8-9pm – Scottville Clown Band Concert at the Beer Tent


  • 12-2pm – Minnow Races
  • 12-4pm – Free Kids Kraft Corner at Lake-Osceola State Bank
  • 1pm – Midway Opens
  • 7:30pm-12am – Live music 


  • 8:30am – Men’s Slow Pitch Softball Tournament at Hollister Park
  • 9am – Troutarama 5k– 620 Washington St., $25 per person or $20 per person in a team of 4 or more. Register at
  • 10am-3pm – Car Show 
  • 12pm – Midway Opens
  • 12-4pm – Street Entertainment 
  • 1pm – Grand Parade Downtown
  • 2:30pm – Firemen’s Water Battle Downtown
  • 2:30pm – Scottville Clown Band Concert at the Beer Tent
  • 6-8pm – Minnow Races
  • 7:30pm – Live Music at Wenger Pavilion
  • 7:30pm-12am – Live music in the beer tent 
  • 10:30pm – Troutarama Raffle Drawing in the Beer Tent

Activities that occur on multiple days:

  • 9am-9pm Wednesday-Saturday – Vendor Booths at the Midway- Michigan Ave. & 7th St.
  • 12pm-1am, Thursday-Saturday – Beer Tent Open
  • 4-7pm, Thursday & Saturday – Karaoke & Music with DJ Torrey Warren in the Entertainment Tent
  • 9am on Friday & Saturday – Fishing Museum & Cultural Center opens- 915 N. Michigan Ave.
  • 9am on Friday & Saturday – Michigan Historical Fishing Encampment opens- 915 N. Michigan Ave.
  • 8-10pm, Friday-Saturday – Cornhole Tournament at the Beer Tent

Stay tuned for information on Troutarama 2024!

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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