Festival FYI

Welcome to Fremont

On behalf of the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce (FACC), welcome to Fremont and the 27th 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

Christina Postema……………………Membership Director

Sherry Heiss……………………………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.

Ben Blamer……………………………..Entertainment                                                                                                            Community Stage                                                                                                      Adult Shows

Jesse Wolfson………………………….Car Show

Susan Gilliland………………………..Baby Events

Judi Boes………………………………..Youth Events

Kerri Wiseman………………………..Queens Court

Julie Ward………………………………Queens Court

Cheryl Burdick…………………………Parades

Stephanie Walker…………………….Parades

Fonda Spaulding……………………..Arts and Crafts Show 

Bridgette Hintze………………………Social Media                                                                                                              Kid’s Events

Nic Cramer……………………………..Non Events

Information Booth

Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce Office

7 E. Main St. – 9 am to 5 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 2017 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.

Locations:

• 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.

 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 2017 Festival.

 Golf Cart Sponsors

· Flor-Dri

· Fremont Insurance Company

· Spanky’s Pizza

· Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center

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!

 

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9:00 am Friends of the Fremont Library Used Book Sale
Friends of the Fremont Library Used Book Sale
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Fremont Public Library, Main Street at Merchant Ave.
9:00 am Great Lakes Signature Properties Marketplace
Great Lakes Signature Properties Marketplace
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
We are filling up East Main Street with vendors! Stop by for some great shopping. Location: East Main Street, Downtown
9:00 am Merchant Sidewalk Sales
Merchant Sidewalk Sales
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sales and bargains through-out Fremont!
9:00 am NBFF Flea Market
NBFF Flea Market
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Stop by and enjoy the many second-hand finds! Location: Fremont Marketplace, behind the Fremont Chamber of Commerce Office
9:00 am Special Kid’s Day
Special Kid’s Day
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The park and midway are closed to the public to allow special needs children with a disability or debilitating illness to enjoy the carnival at their own pace. Activities include entertainment, games, carnival rides, and[...]
10:00 am Fremont Area Community Foundation’s Kid’s Zone
Fremont Area Community Foundation’s Kid’s Zone
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Stop by to make a souvenir craft, and fun & games. Location: The White Insurance Agency Community Stage
10:00 am Fremont Farmers Market
Fremont Farmers Market
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Plan to visit the Farmer’s Market where you’ll find fresh produce, flowers, honey, baked goods, crafts, and more! Location: On the East End of Main Street
10:00 am Gerber Federal Credit Union Rock ‘n Rest
Gerber Federal Credit Union Rock ‘n Rest
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
A cool, quiet place to feed, change, and rest with your baby. Location: On the East End of Main Street in Fremont City Hall
12:00 pm Midway Opens
Midway Opens
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ten rides for $10.00.
1:00 pm NBFF Open Pinball Tournament
NBFF Open Pinball Tournament
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Qualifying for the Pro, Novice, Senior’s, Women’s, Classics, Kid’s divisions and Free Daily Tournament. $1 per game. Proceeds go to Tracy’s Gang from Fremont/MS Society of Michigan and the Meijer State Games of Michigan. Location:[...]
2:00 pm Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm
The biggest bubble in this event wins! Contestants ages 6-10, with a Jr. Division ages 11-14, everyone gets three tries to blow their best bubble. Gum will be provided. Location: The White Insurance Agency Community[...]
3:00 pm Penny Scramble
Penny Scramble
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm
Pennies and other prizes will be up for grabs in a pile of sawdust and wood chips. For Children ages 2-4 & 5-10. Location: The White Insurance Agency Community Stage
4:00 pm Karate Demonstration
Karate Demonstration
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Volunteers from both the adult class and children’s class will demonstrate their basic techniques and several of our style’s patterns. Students will break boards and concrete bricks using various hand and foot techniques, and will[...]
4:00 pm Paulsen’s Heating & Cooling Dunk Tank
Paulsen’s Heating & Cooling Dunk Tank
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Test your throwing arm and raise money to support Fremont Public Schools Suicide Prevention, and Anti-Bullying Programs. Location: West end of downtown Main Street by Fifth Third Bank.
5:00 pm Bib Decorating Contest Winner Announced
Bib Decorating Contest Winner Announced
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm
To submit an entry, stop by the Festival Office located in the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce at 7 E. Main Street, to get a bib, and decorate the bib in any fashion you wish.[...]
5:00 pm Midway Opens
Midway Opens
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pay one price, ride all night! All you can ride for $20.
5:30 pm Coldwell Banker’s Junior Obstacle Course
Coldwell Banker’s Junior Obstacle Course
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm
Kids 4-6 years old, and a Jr. division for kids 7-9, will compete in some of the coolest obstacles around. Location: The White Insurance Agency Community Stage
5:45 pm Bed Race
Bed Race
Jul 20 @ 5:45 pm
Join us for the original bed race where beds on wheels are raced down the street. We provide the beds, you provide the FUN! This event is open to both businesses and the public. Five[...]
5:45 pm Team Olympics
Team Olympics
Jul 20 @ 5:45 pm
Teams of 4 compete in various relay events. This fun-filled event is for the athletic and not-so athletic. Contact the Festival Office for pre-registration information. On-site registration begins at 5:30pm. Location: Main Street by the[...]
6:00 pm NBFF Pinball Tournament
NBFF Pinball Tournament
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm
Playoffs begin for the Free Daily Tournament. Location: One East Main Banquet Room
6:00 pm Second Time Around
Second Time Around
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Performing an acoustic variety, dynamic vocals, and melodic harmonies. Location: The White Insurance Agency Community Stage
6:15 pm POUND®
POUND®
Jul 20 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Tamarac for a full-body drumming workout that combines cardio, conditioning and strength training. Location: Veterans Memorial Park Main Stage
7:45 pm Huntington Bank’s Baby Photo Contest Winners
Huntington Bank’s Baby Photo Contest Winners
Jul 20 @ 7:45 pm
The Baby Photo Contest winners will be introduced. Come meet the New 2016 Prince and Princess. Location: Veterans Memorial Park Main Stage
8:00 pm Consumers Energy’s Lip Sync Battle
Consumers Energy’s Lip Sync Battle
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm
Pick out your favorite song, dress up like the artist, bring props, or whatever you need for a great lip sync performance. All ages are welcome for this family friendly event. Pre-registration is required by[...]
9:30 pm Karaoke Night in the Park
Karaoke Night in the Park
Jul 20 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
— Taking place right after the Lip Sync Battle! Come on out and show your voice!! Location: Veterans Memorial Park Main Stage