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

Our History

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


  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 60 years.


Latest news!

Tickets for the 2020 Schmeckfest meal and musical will be available starting in the fall of 2019.

Schmeckfest 2019 is a wrap! Thanks to everyone who participated and volunteered to make our festival of tasting a success.

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

March 20-21, 27-28, 2020


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.

Schmeckfest is an annual celebration of community and heritage in Freeman, SD.  In 2019 we hosted our 61st season featuring the musical "The Boy Friend" as well as the the traditional buffet meal.

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 schmecksausage@gmail.com or Duane Ries at (605) 360-0224 or (605) 925-4404.