Take a Step Back in Time
Branch County is located in southern Michigan, half way between Chicago and Detroit along the Old Sauk Trail, also known as the U.S. 12 Heritage Route. I-69 runs north and south in the middle of the county, making Branch County easily accessible from either I-94 to the north or the 80/90 Toll Road to the south. Coldwater, Bronson, Union City and Quincy make up the quaint communities where you can find home-town festivals, boutique shops, many lakes and events make this area a great place to escape to. Also covering Hillsdale County's communities of Allen, Hillsdale, Jonesville and Somerset Center.
Whether you are looking for spa treatment, a couples get-away, family vacations or de-stressing after a long work week, Branch County is the place to be. Visit our Capri Drive-In movie, the Little River Railroad steam engine train rides, the unique Sauk Trail Trading Post featuring a room full of running toy trains, ride the go karts or play paint ball or laser tag at the Adventure Zone, catch a live performance at the Tibbits Opera House or visit the Allen Antique Malls for that one of a kind gift.
July 21-24, 2016
This 3-day event kicks off annually with fireworks and an opening ceremony, complete with door prizes and crowning of Polish Royalty. Polish food and music, a parade, a Polish wedding reception, crafts, talent show, car show, pancake breakfast, fishing tournament, truck pulls, Bingo and sports tournaments fill this weekend with events for the whole family. Information on Facebook at "Polish Festival Days Car Show in Bronson MI" or call (517) 369-7334.
Coldwater, MI - This is one of the oldest rail lines in Michigan. It is known as the “Old Road”. The first trains stopped in Coldwater in 1850. The Depot was built in 1883 for the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad. It was used for passenger service until the 1950’s then it became a freight house. Now home to the Little River Railroad steam train excursions. Locomotive 110 was built in 1911, it was a 4-6-2 Pacific type locomotive, the smallest standard gauge locomotive of its type ever built.
Capri Drive-In is up and running this season with the latest released movies shown on their two vast screens. This is a family friendly must stop and see. Come as you are and jump in your car, it's like watching an HD flat screen from your car!
Built in 1882, the Tibbits Opera House is the second Oldest theatre in Michigan. Rich in history and ambiance, the theatre even today offers theatre-goers nearly perfect acoustics. An intimate 499-seat setting and a fine array of performances throughout the year.
Saturday, June 18 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Coldwater, MI- Strawberries are again in downtown Coldwater. There will be arts and crafts vendors, strawberry specials at local eatery, live entertainment and more as the locals celebrate the harvest. This year offers a bumper crop of strawberries for eating , cooking and dehydrating.