Mar Schmeckfeat sign

March 21 & 22 and 29 & 20 — Freeman, South Dakota

Schmeckfest, began in 1959. It celebrates the heritage and culture of Germans from Russia Mennonites who emigrated to North America starting in the 1870s.

We like it — the word “schmeck” sounds funny to us. “Schmeck” is the German word for taste. “Schmeck gut” means tastes good.

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“Schmeckfest” means Festival of Tasting.


Some people think German food is dull. But not everyone does.

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