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


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What does Schmeckfest Mean to You?

Since 1959, Schmeckfest has celebrated the rich heritage of Freeman, South Dakota, and has been an important fundraising event for Freeman Academy. As the “festival of tasting” adapts to recent challenges and opportunities, organizers are seeking insight, feedback, and suggestions from the Schmeckfest community to assess the current model and consider ways to increase long-term sustainability and engagement.

As a show of appreciation, participants will be invited to enter a drawing at the conclusion of this survey. Five winners will each receive $25 in Freeman Bucks, which may be used as cash at any Freeman merchant. Winners will be chosen randomly three days after the survey closes.

The Schmeckfest survey is voluntary and takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Responses will be kept strictly confidential, and will be reviewed only by members of the Schmeckfest Task Force.