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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6:00 am Bootcamp
Bootcamp
Jul 21 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Join Tamarac for a high-intensity class and push your functional strength, endurance and agility to the limit with interval and circuit training. Location: Veterans Memorial Park
9:00 am Chemical Bank’s Kid’s Bike Rodeo
Chemical Bank’s Kid’s Bike Rodeo
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am
Bring the kids, their bikes, and their helmets for FREE, hands-on bike riding activities to teach and promote bike safety. A fun event for kids 4-12 years old. Registration starts at 8:45, and all participants[...]
9:00 am Friends of the Fremont Library Used Book Sale
Friends of the Fremont Library Used Book Sale
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Fremont Public Library (Main Street at Merchant Ave.)
9:00 am Merchant Sidewalk Sales
Merchant Sidewalk Sales
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sales and bargains throughout Downtown Fremont!
10:00 am Fremont Area Community Foundation’s Kid’s Zone
Fremont Area Community Foundation’s Kid’s Zone
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: The White Insurance Agency Community Stage
10:00 am Gerber Federal Credit Union Rock ‘n Rest
Gerber Federal Credit Union Rock ‘n Rest
Jul 21 @ 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
11:00 am NBFF Open Pinball Tournament
NBFF Open Pinball Tournament
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 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:[...]
11:30 am Bellwether Harbor
Bellwether Harbor
Jul 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
A presentation by Bellwether Harbor on “How to safely approach a stranger’s dog, safety around strays, and the do’s and don’ts when interacting with pets.” Location: The White Insurance Agency Community Stage
12:00 pm Gerber Life Insurance Company
Gerber Life Insurance Company
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Gerber Life, a Nestlé Company, is with you every step of the way, for over 45 years Gerber Life has provided affordable insurance protection to more than 1 million families in the United States, Puerto[...]
12:00 pm Gerber Products Company
Gerber Products Company
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Start healthy with Gerber, a Nestlé Company, with over 85 years of helping parents raise happy, healthy babies. Stop by their booth and talk to representatives from the Gerber Parents Resource Center. They are happy[...]
12:00 pm Midway Opens
Midway Opens
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pay-one-price, all you can ride for $17.
1:00 pm Hula Hoop Contest
Hula Hoop Contest
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm
Kids ages 6-10 & Jr. Division for 11-14 year olds get a chance to test out their hips and see who can keep going the longest. Every child receives a prize for participating. No pre-registration[...]
2:00 pm Pop – Ring Toss
Pop – Ring Toss
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm
It’s a test of skill to ring a 2-liter soda bottle. Every child will receive a prize just for participating. For ages 3-10 and a Jr. Division for ages 11-14. No registration is required. Location:[...]
3:00 pm Mat Emerick
Mat Emerick
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mat Emerick engages the audience with a gift for comedy, mimicry and silent acting reminiscent of great mimes and physical comedians like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Red Skelton. Mat gives a comedic mime/juggling/storytelling show[...]
4:00 pm Paulsen Heating & Cooling Dunk Tank
Paulsen Heating & Cooling Dunk Tank
Jul 21 @ 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 Midway Opens
Midway Opens
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pay One Price, Ride all night! All you can ride for $20.
6:45 pm Queen’s Court Crowning Sponsored by Shelby State Bank
Queen’s Court Crowning Sponsored by Shelby State Bank
Jul 21 @ 6:45 pm
Don’t miss the chance to see the 2017 National Baby Food Festival Queen crowned, as she is chosen from a group of three impressive young ladies on the court. Location: Veterans Memorial Park Main Stage
8:00 pm Big Cadillac Band
Big Cadillac Band
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
This band covers 6 decades of music, from the 1950’s to present, Classic Rock, Country, and Blues. Be sure to stop by the Main Stage and check them out. Location: Veteran’s Memorial Park Main Stage
8:00 pm NBFF Pinball Tournament
NBFF Pinball Tournament
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm
Playoffs begin for the Free Daily Tournament. Location: One East Main Banquet Room