Troutarama is under way, continues through Sunday

BALDWIN — Already under way, Baldwin’s oldest party, Troutarama, is offering fun and entertainment to visitors to downtown Baldwin.

The 57th annual Troutarama kicked off on Wednesday and continues through Sunday. Most of the fun is centered in downtown Baldwin, while a few events are held at Hollister Park and West Trailhead Park.

As expected, the festival will have returning favorites like food, drink and craft vendors, games, parades, music, a carnival and more, but organizers also added a few new events to the schedule.

This year, Troutarama will include the Scottville Clown Band performing in the beer tent, a teen dance, a pet parade joining the kid’s parade, a 5K run and a women’s tennis tournament.

The theme for this year’s parade, held on Saturday, will be “For the Good Times,” and the family of late Edie Mitchell, past Troutarama chairperson and Baldwin businesswoman, will serve as the Grand Marshall.

It has been estimated that 20,000 people attend the festival, and a vast majority of the events are free of charge.

For more information, including a complete schedule and registration forms, visit