Tickets for the 2018 Schmeckfest meal and musical are on sale.   Tickets for all five nights of the musical (March 16, 17, 22, 23, 24) and four meal nights (March 16, 17, 23, 24) are available below.

They can be purchased through a mail-in form or directly from this website using the button below.

FJC/FA Alumni Open House

On Saturday, March 17 and Saturday, March 24, the Freeman Academy Administration Building will be open for visitors. Several alumni will be on hand to greet guests in the newly renovated Chapel from 4-5:30 p.m.  During the same time frame, Schmeck Jr. will provide activities for children ages 4-10. Space is limited to 20 children each day. Pre-register them at the Information Booth in Sterling Hall by 3:30 that afternoon. Join us to reconnect with friends and let your children enjoy some activities planned just for them!

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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.  The 60th Schmeckfest will take place on March 16, 17 and March 23, 24 of 2018.

Mark your calendars!

Tickets are on sale now!

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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

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