Newaygo Firearms Training Center & Range
Goodwill Retail Store Fremont
1422 W. Main Street
Phone: (231) 924-3493
Fax: (231) 924-4589
Habitat for Humanity
5484 S. Warner
Phone: (231) 924-0350
Fax: (231) 924-0477
Paulsen Heating & Cooling
221 N. Merchant Ave
Phone: (231) 924-3783
Fax: (231) 924-9380
July 19th - 22nd 2023
Annually held the third full week of July. Family fun and a celebration of children are the key components in our one-of-a-kind National Baby Food Festival (NBFF). The city of more than 4,000 is transformed for one week in July into the Family Fun Capital showcasing Fremont as a great place to LIVE, WORK, & PLAY! The Festival has been made possible through the generous support of sponsors such as Nestle Nutrition/Gerber Products Company, Gerber Life Insurance, and many more! Well over 100 Newaygo County volunteer share their time and talents to ensure the National Baby Food Festival has a wide variety of well run activities for families to enjoy.
What would a Baby Food Festival be without those baby-oriented activities? Even for those without infants, the Baby Crawl is a very entertaining event.
The Festival kicks off on Wednesday with a 4-H Children’s Petting Zoo and Kid’s Expo. The Kid’s Zone is open every day; Wednesday through Saturday, where children of all ages can participate in activities such as arts and crafts, games, and so much more! The National Baby Food Festival is proud of the annual Special Kids Day event. This event is designed to provide festival access to kids with special needs who are 18 years of age or younger who may not otherwise be able to attend.
Do you remember the days of feeding the baby, when it seemed more food wound up on the baby’s face, chair, and the floor, than in the baby’s mouth? The NBFF reminds us of those days with a Baby Food Eating Contest. Participants work in pairs trying to feed a jar of baby food to their partner – while blindfolded!
Other festival activities include a wide variety of contests, musicians, clowns, and more. Children’s activities include frog jumping, turtle racing, bean bag toss, water balloon toss, and much more. Our Carnival, TJ Schmidt Carnival, runs Wednesday through Saturday, with many Pay-One-Price opportunities.
Everyone loves a parade, and we have two - a Children’s Parade and our signature Grand Parade, with over 100 entries. The legendary Car Show will be held on Saturday of festival! Owners of antique cars, muscle cars, trucks, Rat Rods, motorcycles, and more showcase their rides right down Main Street. Check in for the car show at the corner of Main Street and Stewart.. A team of judges will be selecting award winners for a variety of classes. Make sure to stop by the Kids play area, and enjoy food from area vendors. This event will be held on Saturday immediately following the parade and concluding at 4 pm. The theme for the Grand Parade is "Celebrating Family".
On the festival’s Main Stage, at the Veterans Memorial Park amphitheater will feature free entertainment all week long Thursday night’s hypnotist show and Movie in the Park, Friday - Current Country and Saturdays Music; the Adams Family followed by Lookin Back: A Bob Seger tribute. Gold Entertainment sponsors include Newaygo Medical Care Facility, Gerber Life Insurance Company, Green Acres of Fremont, DTE Energy Foundation - Grant, Paulsen Heating and Cooling. Silver Sponsors: Fremont Regional Digester, Gerber Federal Credit Union, West Michigan Family Dental, John Kaminski - State Farm Insurance and Nieboer Electric. Bronze Sponsors: Huntington Bank Inc, The Harrington Inn, Hi-Lites Graphics, Fremont Insurance Company.
“Fremont draws over 50,000 people to Fremont each year for the Festival. The National Baby Food Festival has a reputation for providing good clean family fun, so come and join us for the Festival!
The 2023 National Baby Food Festival will take place July 19th - 22nd with the Arts & Crafts Show on July 15th.
The Arts and Crafts Show sponsored by the White Agency on Saturday, July 16th before the National Baby Food Festival begins. Come enjoy the shade of Veterans Memorial Park where you will find a wide variety of vendors, there is sure to be something for everyone. Applications below.
The Car Show takes place on Saturday, July 22 from 11:00 - 4:00, on Sheridan Street, Fremont, Registration begins at 8am, Grand Parade Line-up at 9:30am, Open to the Public 11am - 4pm. Sponsored by Fremont Rotary, Freedom Chevrolet, RWDSU Union, Clark's Body Shop, Huntington Bank, ServPro, Gingerly Clean, Cornerstone Radiator, WrightWay Detail, Harbor Hospice. Make checks payable to Fremont Rotary Club NBFF Car Show, PO Box 386, Fremont MI 49412
For event details, entry forms, or questions, call the NBFF office at 231-924-0770. Be sure to like the National Baby Food Festival on Facebook too!
2023 NBFF Arts & Crafts application
Major Sponsors of National Baby Food Festival
Entertainment Gold Sponsors
Entertainment Silver Sponsors
Entertainment Bronze Sponsors
Thank you to the Sponsors of the National Baby Food Festival.