Gladwin County Events
Gladwin FAIR & RODEO May 25 & 26th 7pm - 10 pm
Painting Class May 29th 6pm- 8pm
Honey Berry Plants May 39th 3pm - 4pm
Eagles Pontoon Parade July 4th
Secord Fireworks July 4th
Gladwin County Fair July 15th
Gladwin, the county seat of Gladwin County, is located in central Michigan just a little to the east, at the junctions of M-18 and M-61. Situated on the Cedar River, this city started around 1875 during the lumber boom, taking on the name of the river. It later was renamed after the county when it was discovered another city had the name of Cedar.
Gladwin has grown slowly but steadily over the years, both as a crossroads town and with many small auto manufacturing firms moving to the area. It also is supported by tourism, with visitors coming to the many lakes and streams nearby, as well as the dam pond just northwest of town.
West Branch, Michigan
West Branch, Ogemaw County Events
2020 Train May 11th
5K Walk and Run June 1st
Victorian Art Fair Aug 9th & 10th
Ogemaw County Fair 1 week Aug 13 - 19th
West Branch, the county seat of Ogemaw County, is located at the junction of M-55 and M-30 in Michigan’s northeast Lower Peninsula.
This town was given its name from its location on the west branch of the Rifle River. It began in the early 1870’s when the Jackson, Lansing & Saginaw Railroad built a line to the area for transporting lumber. It was given a post office in 1873 and organized as a village in 1885. It later reorganized as a city in 1905.
Since then, West Branch has experienced steady growth, with a diverse economy supported by tourism, small businesses and various production facilities, such as machinery, lumber processing and auto industry related products. The downtown area contains many unique shops and restaurants, and demonstrates a strong community spirit in its careful preservation of many its turn-of-the-century style buildings and architecture.