Festival Committee

Welcome to Fremont

On behalf of the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce (FACC), welcome to Fremont and the 28th Annual National Baby Food Festival! Our Festival is made possible with the help and support of many local businesses, organizations, volunteers, and the City of Fremont. Enjoy our city’s unique stores and restaurants while visiting. Thank you for coming to Fremont!

Chamber Staff Members

Karen Baird – Executive Director

Annmarie Sinicki – Co-NBFF Coordinator

Sydney Baird – Co-NBFF Coordinator 

The FACC Board of Directors and Staff would like to thank the volunteer NBFF Committee Members for their dedication and hard work throughout the year to make the Festival a success and fun for everyone.

Shari Paulsen – Festival Chairperson

Ben Blamer – Entertainment (Main Stage) Chair

Christian Eglinton – Entertainment (Community Stage) Chair

Al Baird – Car Show Chair

Susan Gilliland – Baby Events Chair

Sydney Baird – Queen’s Court Chair

Lou Ann Dorgan – Parades Chair

Nic Cramer – Non-Events Chair

Jarod Bush – Non-Events Co-Chair

Zoe Harmon – Adult Events Chair

Melissa Walker, Patti Carpenter, Mark Kraus – Farm and Flea Chair

Ginny Thompson – Kid’s Events Chair

Susan Stariha-Youth Events Chair 

Tom Twigg – Chamber Crew Chair

Grace Walker – Social Media Chair

Information Booth

Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce Office

7 E. Main St. – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Wednesday – Friday


Festival FYI 

Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial 1st Baby Born:

One lucky baby will be born at Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Family Birth Center during the week of Festival. The family whose new addition arrives on or after our “top secret” chosen date and time, will be crowned 2018 NBFF 1st Baby Born and will be presented with over $750.00 worth of amazing prizes just for being born!

Blue Announcement Boards:

Watch the announcement boards for daily events and up to date information. Announcement boards are sponsored by Lakeshore Signs.


• The corner of Merchant & Main

• The corner of Mechanic & Main

• The corner of Division & Main

• Veterans Memorial Park, Main Stage Area

• Kids Zone

 PA Announcements:

Listen Wednesday thru Saturday, four times per day, at approximately 8:30 am, 11:00 am, 3:00 pm, and 5:00 pm. The announcements will be broadcast over an expanded PA system in the downtown area. These announcements bring special attention to area businesses, activities, and events.

Sponsored by Fremont Area Community Foundation

 NBFF Golf Carts:

Be sure to watch for golf carts being driven around Downtown during the Festival. The drivers will be able to provide you with information and directions relating to the 2018 Festival.

 Golf Cart Sponsors

· Flor-Dri

· Fremont Insurance Company

· Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center

·Compass Credit Union

·The Harrington Inn

-Newaygo Firearm Training Center and Range 

-Fremont Area Community Foundation 

-Waters Edge Golf Club

-Newaygo County Democratic Party 

The White Insurance Agency’s Community Stage:             

Stop by and join us for great entertainment and kid’s events at Main & Division.

 Kohley’s Water Misting Stations

You are sure to enjoy cooling off at one of our NBFF Cool Zone misting stations located on Main Street!