Troutarama 2022 to coincide with Baldwin's 150th anniversary

Planning has begun already for the July 20-23 festival

The youth fishing derby is a highlight of the Troutarama each year. (Star photo/Shanna Avery)

The youth fishing derby is a highlight of the Troutarama each year. (Star photo/Shanna Avery)

BALDWIN  — The Baldwin Troutarama Committee is pleased to announce that the dates for this year’s festival will be from Wednesday, July 20 to Saturday, July 23.

This will mark the 66th anniversary of the annual festival as well as the 150th birthday of the village of Baldwin. Many activities at this year’s festival will be related to celebrating the Sesquicentennial Birthday of Baldwin. The theme for this year’s Grand Parade as well as the Grand Marshal’s will be related to the 150-year celebration.

     The committee reports that much planning has already begun for this year’s festival. Most of Troutarama’s popular events are returning. In addition to the Grand Parade, the Little King and Queen's Contest, kiddie parade, petting zoo, pony rides, horse pull, softball tournament, carnival rides, Troutarama 5K and street vendors will return. The entertainment/beer tent also returns with live entertainment, karaoke, cornhole tournaments, the Scottville Clown Band and, of course, beer.

     Planning meetings for the festival will be held the first Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. at Wenger Insurance, 830 Michigan Ave., Baldwin. The next meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday. Also to assist people in making plans for this year’s festival following is a list contacts for this year’s festival:

  • General information: Seth at Wenger Agency, 231-745-4688
  • Grand Parade: Lori Braginton, 745-4601
  • Little King and Queen’s Contest: Debbie or Lori at 745-4601
  • Softball: Curt Gravatt at 231-349-6357
  • Troutarama 5K: BennettKelsey@G.Mail.com

    The Troutarama website at www.troutarama.com is up and running and can be checked for festival updates. The Troutarama Committee hopes everyone marks their calendar for July 20-23 and attends the 66th annual Troutarama and Baldwin’s birthday party.