• National Baby Food Festival

    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. This event also would not happen without volunteers, if you want to volunteer to help out at the festival the application for volunteers is linked below!


    Main Stage Music:     

    Friday July 21st:

    4-6pm: Kruel Flamingos     

    7-9pm: Big Cadillac 

    Saturday July 22nd:

    4-6pm: 6 Pak      

    8-10pm: Crocodile Rockstar Elton John Tribute



    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. Do you think that you have the cutest baby? Then enter the Baby Photo contest!! Applications are linked below! 

    The Festival kicks off on Wednesday with the Kid’s Expo & Kids Parade! Kids come decorate your wheels (bikes, wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, wagons & Such) and be in a parade!! 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. The flyer is down below. 

    We'll be having a Karaoke Contest Wednesday July 19th 5:00pm-9:00pm. Preregistration applications are down below!! Come out and show your skills!

    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! We are bringing back the Beard Contest this year, preregistration is linked below. There are 7 categories: Partial beard, 4" and under, under 8", freestyle, natural moustache, styled moustache, full beard styled moustache... so there is sure to be a category for everyone! 

    The National Baby Food Festival Disc Golf Tournament is Saturday July 22nd Registration starts at 8:00am @ Branstrom Park Event Details Here


    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 "Livin' in the 60's".

    On the festival’s Main Stage, at the Veterans Memorial Park amphitheater will feature free entertainment all week long! Watch for the listing of entertainment coming soon! 

    “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 15th 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.  Food will be available from a variety of food trucks for you to enjoy!  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, TS Graphics, Freedom Chevrolet, Huntington Bank, ServPro, Performance Plus, Countryside Septic Tank Services, Sheid Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc, Gingerly Clean, & Bruce's Glass, .  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

    Grand Parade Application 2023

    Karaoke Contest 2023

    Kids Expo Booth Form 2023

    Kids Expo Guidelines 2023

    Kids Bike Parade 2023

    Special Kids Day Flyer 2023

    Car Show Registration Form 2023 

    Baby Photo Contest 2023

    Volunteer Application 

    Beard Contest Registration Form & Guidelines

    2023 National Baby Food Festival Brochure of Events


  • 2023 National Baby Food Festival Major Sponsors

  • Gerber-Logo-new-2022-50.png
  • Western & Southern Financial Group - Gerber Life Insurance
  • Entertainment Gold Sponsors

  • Green Acres
  • Fairlife_Assets_CombMark_Vert_Blue-Blue_CMYK-logo-w3357-w839.jpg
  • gerber-life-western-southern.jpg
  • CH_logo_2C_blue_horizontal_RGB-(5)-(002).png
  • mcc-logo-png.png
  • DTE_Foundation_Vertical_25.png
  • Entertainment Silver Sponsors

  • Nieboer-Electric.jpg
  • Fremont-Regional-Digester.png
  • Gerber-CU.png
  • CompassCU_Logo_no_tagline(1).jpg
  • Kuerth's-Disposal-2023.png
  • Entertainment Bronze Sponsors

  • Huntington-Bank.jpg
  • performance-plus.jpg
  • Fremont-Insurance-Logo-2022.jpg
  • Brant-ELectric-LLC.jpg
  • H-and-S-companies-2023.jpg
  • Harrington-Inn.jpg
  • Thank you to the Sponsors of the National Baby Food Festival.

  • karstenfinancialgroup-logo.png
  • Meijer_logo.svg.png
  • White-and-Associates-Vertical.jpg
  • Other-Sponsors.jpg
  • Other-Sponsors-pg-2.jpg
  • Jingle Mingle Arts and Crafts Show- Saturday November 11th @ 9:00am-4:00pm at The Fremont Middle School. Jingle Mingle Arts and Crafts Show- Saturday November 11th @ 9:00am-4:00pm at The Fremont Middle School.

  • CBD-Store-OfMichigan_Logo-(1)-(1)-(1)-(1).png