Event Forms

Sign up for the many activities going on during the National Baby Food Festival!To print and fill out an event application, click on the name of the event above each event summary. After you finish filling it out, bring it down, fax, or send us the application here at the Festival Office.

7 E Main St., Fremont, MI, 49412

Fax: (231) 924-9248

Phone: (231) 924-0770

Arts & Craft Show

Come join us on Saturday, July 14th from 10am – 4pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park where crafters and artists bring you their one of a kind items. This is a wonderful place to shop!

Sponsored by Lighthouse Group Insurance and Title 

Baby Food Cupcake Challenge

Put your baking skills to the test and enter this cupcake challenge on Saturday, July 21st, 2018! The catch, you have to use “Gerber Baby Food” as at least one ingredient. The entries must be delivered to the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce Office no later than 1:45 pm. The judging will begin at 2:00, public tasting from 2:30-3:00 pm, and the winner announced at 3:30 pm, on The White Insurance Agency Community Stage.

Sponsored by Landheer Insurance 

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Bed Race

Gather a team of five people together on Thursday, July 19, 2018!  One team member will ride on the bed and the other four will   be the bed “pushers”. Teams will be racing against each other using identical beds, provided by the Festival. You may want to dress in costumes, or wear matching shirts. Use your imagination! You must be at least 16 years or older to participate. Helmets, knee pads, and wrist guards are highly encouraged, but not required.

Sponsored by The Gorsky Family 

Bed Race

Bike Rodeo and Race 

Join us for the Chemical Bank’s Bike Rodeo and Race on Friday, July 20, 2018, at 9:00am! 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 must wear helmets. Receive a goody bag, courtesy of Chemical Bank, and a helmet safety check from the Fremont Police Department.   This event is coordinated by: Rotary, Fremont Lions Club, and Fremont Police Department.  Location: Fremont Middle School, 500 Woodrow 

–Registration takes place at the event–

Sponsored by Chemical Bank 


Car Show

Let the good times roll! Join us for the NBFF Car Show featuring 20 different classes of classic cars, merchandise vendors, entertainment, and more on Saturday, July 21st at 11am – 4pm following the Grand Parade!

Sponsored by Clarks Body Shop, Compass Credit Union, Tanis Services, Green Acres, Amerprise Financial,  H&S Companies, E&< Design Solutions, Freedom Chevrolet, David Allen Racing, American Truck Accessories, Miles, Automotive, Sonus Hearing Care Professionals, CR Forge LLC, State Farm Insurance-Kyle Martyniek

Car Show

ChoiceOne Bank’s Kid’s Expo

Join us for an afternoon of fun for children 0-12 years old on Wednesday, July 18th at 11am – 2pm. Children will enjoy fun, hands on activities, crafts, food demonstrations, and more! Stop by to say hello to your local Law Enforcement Officers and Firemen.

Kid's Expo

Chris Cook Memorial 5K & 10 Miler

Both Courses start and finish at Fremont High School (5421 S. Warner) on Saturday, July 21st starting at 8:30am. The 5K takes you past Fremont Lake Park, while the 10 Miler tours around Fremont Lake!

Chris Cook

Downtown Dash

This event is a fun run/walk for all children 12 and under. The distance is one-half mile (parents are welcome to walk with their children at no cost). The race will begin at 9:30 am on July 21st, 2018. Start and finish are adjacent to the Fremont High School (5421 S. Warner Ave). After the race you may enjoy the Baby Food Festival Parade. All participants will receive a Downtown Dash gift!                                                                                                                Questions? Email zlienau@fremont.net 


Kid’s Parade and Bike Decorating Contest

This special parade is for the young (ages 12 and under) and the young at heart and features pets, walkers, bikers, groups, floats, and costumes! The theme is “the Niffty 50s”. This event takes place on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018. Registration begins at 4:45pm, judging at 5:15pm sharp, with the parade beginning at 5:30pm.

Sponsored by Walmart 

Lip Sync Battle

Come join us on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at the amphitheater in Veterans Memorial Park for the ultimate Lip Sync Battle! This battle welcomes individuals of all ages. Registration is open to the first 10 teams that submit the completed form and music. Teams may range in size from 1 to 8 people. So, bring out your props and ultimate dance moves for this spectacular event!

Sponsored by Nieboer Electric 

Lip Sync

Olympic/Team Games

Teams will compete in three different events for the athletic and for the not-so-athletic at 5:30 pm on Thursday, July 20, 2018. This fun event is a great way to promote camaraderie and friendly competition among departments or between businesses.

Paulsen’s Heating & Cooling 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Bring your basketball game to the Fremont Community Recreation Center on Saturday, July 21, 2018! This co-ed event has been organized into age divisions of grade school (5th grade), middle school (6th – 8th grades), high school (9th – 12th grades), and adult. The school divisions will be based on the grade being entered in the fall of 2018. Sign up your 3 person team by July 13, 2018 (cost $15 per player) and receive a t-shirt!


Baby Photo Contest 

Bring in, or mail a current photo of your pride and joy to Huntington Bank – Baby Photo Contest (2 West main St) for the chance of them to become this year’s National Baby Food Festival Prince/Princess! The winners will be announced on Thursday, July 19th at 7:45pm and will get to participate in the Grand Parade on Saturday, July 22nd.

Sponsored by Huntington Bank 

Prince and Princess

Special Kid’s Day

The park and Midway are closed to the public on Thursday, July 19 from 9am – 1pm 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 lunch. To sign up, call the Fremont Area Chamber Office.

–Registration is from 9am to 9:30am–

Sponsored by Air Care 

The Gerber Products Company Grand Parade

This year’s parade theme is “The Nifty 50s” and will feature nearly 100 entries including the newly crowned 2018 NBFF Queen and her Court, floats, marching bands, color guards, entertainers, clowns, and much more on Saturday, July 21st at 10:30am!


Farm and Flea Market

Join us Thursday July 19 and Friday July 20 from 9am to 4 pm on Main Street for our Farm and Flea Market. this new event will feature a flea market, farmers market, and host business from all over Fremont.

Sponsored by Great Lakes Signature Properties, LLC and Powell Labs, Inc 

Bib Decorating 

Stop by the Chamber Office to pick up a bib and decorate the bib in any way you wish. Finished bibs are due by Wednesday, July 11th.

Sponsored by Fremont Area Community Foundation