If you have questions about tickets, contact us at (605) 925-4542 or at

Have interest in participating in the Schmeckfest machine? Contact: Debra Schmeichel 605-648-3430 (leave a message)

For other questions, you can call (605) 925-4237

Our mailing address is:


PO Box S

Freeman, SD 57029

Schmeckfest Wikipedia Entry


Tickets for the 2019 Schmeckfest meal and musical will be available in the fall of 2018.

The beginning of Schmeckfest in 1959 is quite the story.  Click here to learn about how it all started and what has happened the last 60 years.

The Schmeckfest experience includes many facets - dining, musical production, food and craft demonstrations, the arts, and more food!  Click here to learn more!

Our History



Faith-Inspired Learning for Life

March 29-30 &
April 5-6 2019

  All proceeds benefit

Freeman Academy

2018 Is In the Books

Despite uncooperative winter weather, the 2018 Schmeckfest season proved to be another success.  The musical, Godspell, was warmly received and the newly revived buffet style meal was a logistical and tasty win for all.

For now the Freeman area community is catching its breath but plans are already underway for the 2019 season (March 29-30 and April 5-6 2019).  Stay tuned for more information.

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Latest news!

Schmeckfest is an annual celebration of community and heritage in Freeman, SD.  The 60th Schmeckfest took place in March of 2018.  Plans are underway for the 2019 61st season.