The first time you hear the word Schmeckfest, you immediately want to know more. What is it? Where is it? What does Schmeckfest mean?
At first glance, Schmeckfest is the annual fundraiser (now in its 59th year) held in the farming community of Freeman, SD to benefit the Freeman Academy, a private school. Look again and you will see that Schmeckfest is more than a fundraiser; it is the celebration of a small town beaming with community pride. Gaze deeper and you’ll see that Schmeckfest pays homage to the Germans from Russia immigrant groups that settled in the Freeman area . . .