Schmeckfest - A Festival of Tasting

Schmeckfest - A Festival of Tasting

748 S. Main Street
Freeman Academy Campus
Freeman, SD 57029
(605) 925-4542

Schmeckfest is an annual Festival of Tasting held in Freeman, SD.

It features a German-Russian buffet style meal and an acclaimed musical community theatre production. The 2018 production is Godspell.

Traditional food and handicrafts are demonstrated and sold including:

  • Cheese Pockets
  • Poppyseed Rolls
  • Fruit Pockets
  • Peppernuts
  • Sausage Making
  • New Year's Cookies
  • Noodle Making
  • Rope Making
  • Basket Weaving
  • Spinning
  • Bierocks

Musical and historical presentations in the historic Bethel Church and Sterling Hall.
Student  Art Display in Sterling Hall.
Smeck Snack Shoppe in Sterling Hall.

Heritage Hall Museum is open during Schmeckfest.
The newly released feature-length film, "Three Groups, One Story: The Journey That Built a South Dakota Community", will have daily showings at the historic Bethel Mennonite Church on the Heritage Hall Museum grounds. The movie will be free with museum admission.

Activities and demonstrations are open 1:00 - 7:00 pm.

Advance tickets must be purchased for the meal and theatrical production.