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!

 

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[...]
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.
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.[...]
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pay one price, ride all night! All you can ride for $20.
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
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[...]
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[...]
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm
Playoffs begin for the Free Daily Tournament. Location: One East Main Banquet Room
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Performing an acoustic variety, dynamic vocals, and melodic harmonies. Location: The White Insurance Agency Community Stage
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
The Baby Photo Contest winners will be introduced. Come meet the New 2016 Prince and Princess. Location: Veterans Memorial Park Main Stage
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[...]
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
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
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[...]
Location: Fremont Public Library (Main Street at Merchant Ave.)
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sales and bargains throughout Downtown Fremont!
Location: The White Insurance Agency Community Stage
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
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:[...]
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
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[...]
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[...]
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pay-one-price, all you can ride for $17.
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[...]
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:[...]
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[...]
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
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pay One Price, Ride all night! All you can ride for $20.
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
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
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm
Playoffs begin for the Free Daily Tournament. Location: One East Main Banquet Room
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Don’t miss the Farmer’s Market where you’ll find fresh produce, flowers, honey, baked goods, and crafts from nature. Location: On east end of Main Street
Both courses start and finish at Fremont High School, 5421 S. Warner. The 5K takes you past Fremont Lake Park, while the 10 Miler tours around Fremont Lake. Location: Fremont High School
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sales and bargains throughout Fremont!
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Qualifying for the Pro, Novice, Seniors, Women’s, Kid’s divisions and Free Daily Tournament. $1 per game. Classics qualifying ends at 12:45 pm. Proceeds go to Tracy’s Gang from Fremont/MS Society of Michigan and the Meijer[...]
Cool t-shirt and participation gift will be available to all participants who pre-register. Trophies are awarded to the first three finishers in each of the four age groups. This race is for kids 12 and[...]
People are lining the sidewalks, you can hear a band in the distance, and the streets are covered in priceless works of art created by YOU. Be along the Sheridan Street parade route before the[...]
Jul 22 @ 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 St. in Fremont City Hall
This years parade theme is “Fun & Games” and will feature nearly 100 entries including the newly crowned 2017 NBFF Queen and her Court, floats, marching bands, color guards, entertainers, clowns, and much more! The[...]
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for the NBFF Car Show featuring 20 different classes of classic cars, merchandise vendors, entertainment, and more! Registration begins at 8am. Sponsored by: Clarks Auto Body, Auto Value, Tanis Service, Tire Wholesalers Plus,[...]
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pay-One-Price. All you can ride, $20.
Jul 22 @ 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[...]
Jul 22 @ 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. hey are happy[...]
Join the FUN! Teams of four in various age divisions will compete to be NBFF Champs and raise money to support Fremont Public Schools Fremont Public Schools Suicide Prevention, and Anti-Bullying Programs Location: Fremont Community[...]
Jul 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Presented by Gerber Life Insurance. “We’re with you every step of the way,” The motto for Gerber Life Insurance Company is the background for this popular event. Several heats are run where every baby is[...]
Classics playoffs begin. Location: One East Main Banquet Room
You’re invited! Join Gerber’s CEO and special guests for Gerber’s 90th Birthday Celebration! Come take your picture at the photo booth, enjoy a birthday treat, and a presentation in the park! Location: Veterans Memorial Park
Jul 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Stop by the Community Stage at Main and Division to get the autograph of the 2016 NBFF Queen and her Court. Location: The White Insurance Agency Community Stage
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The entire family will enjoy songs from the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s expertly played on 6 & 12 string guitars and a 5 string banjo. Dennis ‘Doc’ Hult’s repertoire not only includes rockabilly, folk, country[...]
Time to get creative with your favorite cupcake recipe for the NBFF Cupcake Challenge. All entries must contain Gerber Baby Food as an ingredient, and will be judged on taste, texture, decorations / presentation of[...]
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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
Playoffs begin for the Pro and Novice Divisions. Location: One East Main Banquet Room 
Medal ceremony for Kid’s, Women’s, and Senior Divisions. Location: One East Main Banquet Room
Baby food eating is one of the signature events of the Festival. The contest is open to 7-12 year olds and a Jr. division for 13-15 year olds. They will compete in pairs while the[...]
Jul 22 @ 4:30 pm
For Children ages 6-14 divided into three age groups trying to eat a blueberry pie in the fastest time without silverware or hands of course! Pre-register from 3:30 – 3:45pm. Location: The White Insurance Agency[...]
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pay One Price, Ride all night! All you can ride for $20.
Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Crossing Bard is an eclectic mix of rock and pop. Together for 9 years under varying lineups, Crossing Bard’s sound has evolved over time into something with too many influences to list. The band plans[...]
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Traverse City brings you one of music’s hottest rock bands in perfect tribute form; “The Journey Tribute” is thrilling and entertaining audiences all over the world. Let this band of extremely talented musicians take you[...]
Join us for an exciting evening of worship led by Local worship leaders Joel Phillips and Pete Slovinski. This event is brought to you by CureUs Ministry of Newaygo County and First Priority of Muskegon.[...]