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Schmeckfest 2023 - State Fair

Welcome to Schmeckfest 2023! We are excited to host guests on campus Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 and provide opportunities to enjoy ethnic tastes, sights, and sounds. Visitors will be able to meet up with family and friends, view a variety of demonstrations, visit our local museum on campus, purchase sausage and other ethnic foods, enjoy favorite Schmeckfest foods, and attend a light-hearted musical performance, State Fair.

​​Schmeckfest has been an annual celebration in Freeman, South Dakota since 1959. ​All proceeds benefit Freeman Academy. ​Find out more about the campus.

Please Note: Schmeckfest meal and musical ticket orders filled after Friday March 17 will not be mailed.  They can be picked up in the ticket office during Schmeckfest.  The ticket office is located in the lobby of Pioneer Hall and will be open Thursday March 23rd from 6:00-8:00pm, Friday March 24th from 1:00-8:00pm and Saturday March 25th from 1:00-8:00pm.  If you have any questions, call 605-929-4716.

Freeman Academy is financially sustained by people like you -- generous leaders who appreciate the arts, culture and history and who believe in the educational mission of Freeman Academy.  Please consider making a donation.  Thank you.

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Some Schmeckfest events March 24 & 25:

  • Ethnic Germans-from-Russia Meal - 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
  • Culinary Arts Displays and the Schmeckfest Country Kitchen are open 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
  • Heritage Hall Museum Complex is open 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
  • Freeman Academy Musical Showcase at 2:00 p.m.
  • Freeman Academy Oral Interpretation Presentation 3:00 p.m.
  • State Fair Musical Production staged both March 24 & 25 with a 3rd showing Thursday March 23. 7:30 p.m. curtain call all three nights
  • Famous Schmeckfest Sausage demonstration and storefront are open 1pm to 7pm.
  • The printable visitor guide is available for your viewing convenience.