If you have questions about tickets, contact us at (605) 925-4542 or at schmeckfest@gmail.com

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


Schmeckfest is an annual celebration of community and heritage in Freeman, SD.  In 2021 we will host our 62nd season featuring the musical "Matilda the Musical" as well as the the traditional buffet meal.

March 19-20, 26-27, 2021



  All proceeds benefit

Freeman Academy

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 62 years.

Our History


Latest news!

Ticket availability for the 2021 show is currently available for Preferred Pioneer Seating.

Schmeckfest 2021 will feature the show "Matilda" by Roald Dahl.  Preferred Pioneer Seating is now available.

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

Faith-Inspired Learning for Life

Schmeckfest Returns!

The Freeman Academy Auxiliary have announced the return of Schmeckfest in 2021.  The new dates are March 19-20 and March 26-27.  Please mark your calendars to attend!

Thankfully we've been able to once again secure the performance rights to Matilda the Musical. Our actors, musicians, stage crew and all the directors and support staff can finally show the public what they have been working on since 2019.

We are pleased to announce that Preferred Pioneer Seating for the musical is available now!