About The Festival
The Fremont Festival Of The Arts Is The Largest Free Street Festival West Of The Mississippi.
It attracts nearly 400,000 people annually and has activities and entertainment for the entire family:
- Over 500 top-quality Art & Craft booths
- Unique services and special deals on products in Business Marketplace
- Artisanal prepackaged food sales in Gourmet Marketplace
- Food booths benefiting non-profit organizations
- Food trucks offering a variety of delicious street eats also benefiting non-profits
- Beer, wine and margarita sales in branded glasses
- Kids slushies in collectible cups
- Continuous music featured on 2 stages
- Street performers, including face painters, henna tattoos, balloons and more
- 2 sections of rides and games just for the youngins in Kid City & Kid City West
- Kid friendly performances and demonstrations on the stage in front of Kid City
The best part is admission is FREE!
Just how big is the Festival? Take a look at some of these stats…
- 2017 marks the 34th anniversary of the Festival of the Arts. The first festival was held in 1983 in the Fremont Hub.
- 18,526 ice cream bars are consumed at the Festival.
- Approximately 13,230 glasses of wine are enjoyed during the two-day festival.
- 23,552 mugs of ice-cold beer are poured during the Festival.
- More than 35,000 frosty cans of soda and bottles of water are sold to thirsty festival attendees each year.
- Nearly 10,000 pounds of ice is used over the weekend to cool off the Summer heat.
- The Festival of the Arts generates averages 3.3 tons of recycle materials and 1.75 tons of organic materials.
- Over 3,000 volunteers are needed to run the festival. The Chamber utilizes at least 800 for operations, 24 people sit on the Festival Planning Committee which is supported by 4 Chamber staff. Other volunteers work at a variety of non-profit booths throughout the festival.
- The Festival of the Arts has served as one of the largest fund raisers for local non-profit organizations. Nearly $11,000,000 has been raised over the festival’s 34-year history. Non-profits have used these monies to fund scholarships and medical research; support at-risk children and families in need; provide safe environments for high school children; fund after-school and sports activities.
If you lined all the booths and attractions up in a straight line there’d be almost 4 miles of Festival fun.