Frequently Asked Questions

Can I purchase more Schmeckfest sausage or Country Kitchen items?
We will update this as soon as we have new information.

Will you be hosting another Schmeckfest Drive-Thru?
We hope to have another Schmeckfest Drive-Thru. We are being cautious with the current outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Sioux Falls, as well as mindful of the planting season in our rural community. We will update our Facebook page and website as information is available.

Can I get a tax receipt when I donate my 2020 meal/musical tickets?
Absolutely! We are so thankful for your support. Anyone who purchased tickets and does not request a refund by May 31, 2020 will receive a tax receipt for the total amount of their donation to the address on file. If you have more questions regarding this, please contact Meranda Van Ningen, Freeman Academy Development Director at 605.925.4237 x235

How do I get a refund for my 2020 meal/musical tickets?
Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your purchase information by May 31, 2020. It is helpful to include the name, address, number of tickets and purchase total with your request. You do not need to send the tickets with your request; however it is appreciated as it makes finding your order easier. Refunds will be issued for the price of the tickets only.

How do I sign up for 2021 Pioneer Seating?
The 2021 traditional musical and meal have been canceled. We are hopeful to hold another Schmeckfest Drive-Thru. Watch for details.

What does canceling Schmeckfest 2020 mean for Freeman Academy?
Schmeckfest is the largest, annual fundraiser for Freeman Academy. This affects our operating costs significantly. It will not jeopardize the school from opening in the fall. However it does impact our general operating budget and increase our need to find financial support elsewhere. 

If you are interested in providing a donation to offset the loss from Schmeckfest 2020, please send it to:

Freeman Academy
Attn: Meranda Van Ningen
PO Box 1000
Freeman, SD 57029

Will Matilda the Musical be the show for Schmeckfest 2022?
Our Program Committee is currently working with our production company regarding a performance of Matilda the Musical at Schmeckfest 2022. We will make the announcement as soon details are finalized.

What are the dates for Schmeckfest 2022?
We host Schmeckfest at the end of March. We will let you know dates as they come closer.