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

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!

Schmeckfest is an annual celebration of community and heritage in Freeman, SD.  In 2019 we will host our 61st season featuring the musical "The Boy Friend" as well as the the traditional buffet meal.  Tickets are available so join us to make the 2019 season great!

Our History



See if you can answer one of the random trivia questions below (and perhaps practice a bit for the crossword puzzle in the show program!).   Click on the question to reveal the answer.

  All proceeds benefit

Freeman Academy

There will be an additional presentation of the “Blizzard of 1888” by Tim L. Waltner on Saturday only at 4 p.m.


Latest news!

If you wish to complete your order by postal mail, please use our printable order form.

Tickets for the 2019 Schmeckfest meal and musical are available now!

Seating is limited, so order your tickets in advance.

March 29-30 &
April 5-6 2019

Faith-Inspired Learning for Life

Schmeckfest sausage orders now being accepted.  Be sure to reserve your take home servings of savory Schmeckfest goodness by emailing or Duane Ries at (605) 360-0224 or (605) 925-4404.