2017 Events

Check back regularly, new events to be added as details are confirmed! Application forms for events can be found here!

Chautauqua Tent Events

Link to full Chautauqua Tent Schedule

Little Miss Fremont Pageant

Little Miss Fremont Winner and Runner-upRegistration begins the last day of school in May. Check back here for the official date. The entry fee is $10 and you must register in person at VW Photography. Business hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. You will be given further information when you register. There is NO JUDGING for this pageant. The winner & runner-up are drawn at random. We are also seeking costume donations or costume loans.  If you’ve had a child in the pageant in the past and no longer have use for your costume, please let us know. If you have any questions, please contact Diane or Vance at (402) 721-8980.

The 2016 winner and runner-up are pictured.

Battle of the Bands

Friday, July 14 – 7:30 p.m. at the Chautauqua Tent

Antique Fremont Show

Saturday, July 15 – 4 p.m. at the Chautauqua Tent

Cruisers on Main Car & Bike Show

Events Car ShowCruisers On Main Street Car Truck & Bike Show.  Saturday July 15, 2017.  Location, Main Street Downtown Fremont.  Time, 8:00a.m. to 4p.m., with Trophy presentation to follow.  Entry fee $20.00, Contact John Kennedy 402-753-1941 by July first for pre-registration or sign up day of show at show central which will be well marked.  Don’t miss this event over 400 entries each year.  It’s a walk down memory lane.


Nye Avenue Historical Tour

Friday – 4:30, 5:30 & 6:30 p.m. 

Board the tram at Nye Senior Services, 655 W. 23rd Street. Free advance tickets required.  Tickets available at Premier Staffing, 415 E. 6th St. (east entrance of Lincoln Federal Building), Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. beginning June 26th or at the Information Booth during the festival, if space is still available.

Barnard Park Historical Tour

Saturday – 4:30, 5:30 & 6:30 p.m.  

Board the tram @ Barnard Park, 6th & Clarkson.  Tour the historical areas of Barnard Park and the Downtown Historical District. Free advance tickets required.  Tickets available at Premier Staffing, 415 E. 6th St. (east entrance of Lincoln Federal Building), Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. beginning June 26th or at the information Booth during the festival if space is still available.

Free Diabetes Testing, Open to the Public

Friday – Noon-4:00 pm
Shaw, Hull and Navarette parking lot at Military and Park Ave. Hosted by the Fremont Cosmopolitan Service Club

Cosmopolitan Club Pancake Feed

Saturday – 7:00 am-Noon, Sunday – 7:00 am-Noon
City Auditorium 9th & Broad St. $6

Ridge Road Run & Corporate Challenge

John C. Fremont Days – THE RIDGE ROAD RUN & CORPORATE CHALLENGE- Sponsored by Fremont Health.

5 Mile Run – 2 Mile Run/Walk – Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 8:00 AM. Click here for more information.


Events ParadeThe parade is a big hit on Sunday! Thousands line Main Street as local dignitaries, armed services, community groups and businesses share candy, water and their message with the community! Arrive early to secure a spot! The parade beings at 1:30.

The entry deadline for the parade is July 1. We cannot accept entries after that date.


Historic Events

Events HistoricHistoric Encampments Clemmons Park is the highlight of the festival! Union and Confederate Camps, Buckskinner and Trader Camps, 1800′s era working Blacksmith, Indian Camp with 18 foot tepee, Indian Fry Bread Taco and Food Stand, Viking Encampment, WWII Camp, Medieval and Renaissance Society Encampment and much more!



Arts, Crafts and Vendor Fair

Events VendorsArts, crafts, face painters, and a wide variety of Vendors fill John C. Fremont City Park. The vendor spaces are sold out for 2016.

Join us for homemade root beer, kettle corn, and a variety of events in the park throughout the weekend!

Events SportingSand Volleyball Tournament

The Co-ed Sand Volleyball Tournament is held in Clemmons Park. Register early! A limited number of teams can be accepted. Results from the 2016 tournament will be posted soon!


The Rodeo will be held Friday July 14th & Saturday July 15th at Christensen Field beginning at 7:30pm. You will see some of the top cowboys in the country matched against the top stock in the Midwest. Events will include: Bareback Riding; Saddle Bronc Riding; Comedy Acts; Barrel Racing; Bull Riding, Bull Fighting and Muttin Bustin’.

Adults $13.00 in advance or $15.00 at the gate.
Children and under may enter without charge.

Waiter/Waitress Competition

Youth Events

Events Kids ActivitiesChildren’s Park at Midland University

Face painting, live chess, painting, balloons, concessions and much more! Join the hundreds of kids having a great time from 9:00 until 1:00 Saturday! All events are free, and the concessions, provided by First Baptist Church, are very reasonably priced.

Middle School Pool Party

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Friday evening for students including upcoming 5th grade through 8th grade at Splash Station, Fremont’s Family Fun Pool. The pool will be open for swimming. Admission $2.00. No Pool passes accepted. (This is a lock in. Once in, students cannot leave before 9:30p.m. without a parent). Hosted by Friends of Fremont Area Parks.

Tractor Pull for Kids

Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and Pull begins at 10:00 a.m. for ages 4-12, Midland University Parking lot 9th & Clarkson Street. Sponsored by Fremont Noon Kiwanis Club.

Cosmic Bowling

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Saturday High Schoolers bowl for FREE, including shoe rental for upcoming 9th – 12th graders at Thirty Bowl, 1205 E. 23rd Street. Sponsored by Thirty Bowl.

Food Courts

Events Food CourtsA variety of food vendors are located through out the festival! Our food courts are located in John C. Fremont City Park and Downtown Fremont. As we confirm vendors, we will be updating the list here.

The Food Vendor Application for 2017 will be posted in the near future.

SPAM Cooking Contest

Perfect your favorite SPAM recipe and enter. Our contest is one of the largest SPAM Cooking Contests in the country. The recipes and creative and delicious. Join us to witness the judging Saturday at 10:00 and congratulate the winners!

The SPAM Cooking Contest entry form for 2017 will be posted in the near future.


Cornhole Tournament

We once again hosted a Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, July 9th at the Beer Garden in 2016! The registration for 2017 will be posted soon.

28 teams participated.


Cornhole Tournament Winners

2016 Events and Results