NEWS & UPDATE

Farmers Market & Car Show Maps for Saturday, June 19 is HERE

1st Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market of 2021 on the streets of Downtown Fremont. Farmers and vendors will be selling produce and other unique items. 1st of the 3 date series of the Fremont Federal Credit Union Car Shows on Front Street between Birchard and Hayes plus parking lots for more space. Pre-registration for Car Show is highly suggested. Trophies and door prizes will be given out.
Pre-register has ENDED!  Dash plaques for the first 150 participants and at least 100 goodie bags.
Restaurants and other food vendors will be open.  Use 105 S. Front St., Fremont as an address if searching our location using GPS.

Downtown Fremont to host 1st Farmers Market & Car Show of the 2021 season

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting its first Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market and Fremont Federal Credit Union Car Show of the 2021 season on the streets of Downtown Fremont on Saturday, June 19, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Farmers and vendors will be selling produce and other unique items.  Attendance at the Farmers Market and registration for the car show are free and the market is a rain or shine affair.

Check-in for the car show participants will be on the day of the event at the intersection of Front and Birchard.  Dash plaques and goodie bags will be given to the first 100 participants to check in and there will also be a 50/50 raffle plus door prizes and sponsored trophies.

Between 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday there will be NO PARKING on the street from Croghan & Front to Hayes & Front in Downtown Fremont due to the Farmers Market and Car Show.

 This will be the first of three car shows hosted in Downtown Fremont and sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union.  Other shows are Saturday, July 3 and Friday, September 10 from 5-8pm on Front Street.  “LIKE” Downtown Fremont Car Show on Facebook for further information.

Downtown Fremont Inc. also has many more free events planned in the coming months so stay tuned and FOLLOW US on social media. 

• Hop on Down the Trail to the KF Construction & Excavating Shop Hop and Easter Bunny Visit on Saturday, April 3 from 11am-2pm

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the KF Construction & Excavating Shop Hop and Easter Bunny Visit on Saturday, April 3 from 11am-2pm.  Attendance to these events is free to the public.

Featured Downtown Fremont businesses have Shop Hop Participant signs on their doors for kids to stop in to get a treat as well as the opportunity for kids of all ages to shop new merchandise. Businesses will have “SPRING” savings to go along with unique gifts to buy for your love ones.  Make sure to bring your basket!

The Easter Bunny will be at the Bunny House from 11am-2pm for pictures with kids while practicing social distancing. Come in your Easter outfits to see the Easter Bunny.

Downtown Fremont Inc. also has many more free events planned in 2021, so stay tuned and follow us on social media.

Get Your Green On! in St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Fremont

Get Your Green On! This St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Fremont ALL DAY
For a purchase at participating downtown businesses, you will be entered in to a drawing to win a $100 Think Fremont Community Card!
Participating Businesses:
Coco Beans Candy Cup Cakes & More Down Thyme Cafe
Elroy’s Deli Market Fremont Athletic Supply
Grund Drug Harvey Oaks Jewelers Looking Good Pottery Perfection Ralph’s Joy of Living Scarpetta’s The Alabaster Jar Collective The Garrison The Open House The Party Starts Here The Strand Theater & Backstage Lounge Thingamajigs Viva Los Healthy Wheat Field
While in Downtown Fremont, use Snapchat by taking a picture using our filter. Download and email to be entered in to a drawing to win a $25 Think Fremont!
Email Snapchat picture to: marketing@downtownfremontohio.org
All pictures must be received by 11:59PM on March 17, 2021
Spend, Gift and Support Downtown Fremont Inc. Member Businesses

Spend, Gift and Support Downtown Fremont Inc. Member Businesses

New mobile gift card program sponsored by Downtown Fremont Inc. serves employers, and merchants as a simple way to give back to our community.

Downtown Fremont Inc. is proud to announce the new Think Fremont Community Card, a community-based digital gift card that makes it fun and easy to keep local spending local. Purchase a Think Fremont Community Card E-Card by visiting the Downtown Fremont Inc. website at www.downtownfremontohio.org or use the following link: https://www.downtownfremontohio.org/buycards/. With this card, you can write a personal message and send it to family, friends and colleagues via email, text, or physical copy. Recipients can choose to spend it at one of 21 (and growing) participating merchants in Fremont —or mix it up and spend flexibly at multiple locations. All-digital and always available on your phone, the Think Fremont Community Card is great for birthdays, holidays, teacher appreciation, coach gifts, or just to show your appreciation to a friend. Now you can give back to the community while you support local businesses especially this Christmas season and in 2021.

The Think Fremont Community Card eGift card is the perfect way to show love for your community and delight a friend!

Why supporting local businesses is so important
Participating in this program means supporting the heart of what makes our community unique. The purchase of a Think Fremont Community Card eGift Card creates a pool of cash that local businesses in Fremont can rely on. Studies have shown that local independent retailers recirculate 47% of their revenue back into the community, while only 14% of national chains’ revenue stays in the community. More dramatically, restaurants recirculate 73% of their revenue back into the community, versus only 30% for national chains.

By supporting local businesses, more money continues circulating through the local community—this is achieved through a combination of profits paid to local business owners, wages paid to local workers, goods and services procured locally for internal use or resale, and charitable giving within the community. If you’re looking for a way to do some good or want to know how you can help the community you love, send a Think Fremont Community Card E-Card today! For more information or to participate as a Downtown Fremont Inc. member in the program, please contact the Downtown Fremont Inc.

About Downtown Fremont Inc.
Downtown Fremont Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works to support the revitalization of downtown Fremont Ohio. It allows for investors, donors, and members to preserve history while also adding something new. From restaurants to retail, parades to parties, farmers markets to festivals, there is always something to do in Downtown Fremont. We’d love you to come and visit us! Walk, ride, bike, or drive, you can easily access the attractions that Downtown Fremont offers.

About Yiftee
Yiftee (Yiftee.com) is the award winning, no hassle eGift card and promotions solution for local businesses and communities. With no special technology or POS integration, no revenue-share and no special accounting, it’s easy for merchants to offer eGift Cards on their website and Facebook pages. Merchants gain additional sales, foot traffic, and an eGifting capability like big retailers. Consumers, corporations, and merchants use the Yiftee mobile and online website to send thoughtful, unexpected gifts via email, text or print. Recipients pick up their Yiftee gifts using their smartphone at their favorite local restaurants and shops, driving profitable business to those merchants. For more info see Yiftee.com or email info@yiftee.com.

Downtown Fremont Inc. to host “Celebrate” Downtown Open House & Holiday Market

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting a “Celebrate” Downtown Open House on Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5. Thingamajig’s Holiday Market is Saturday, December 5 from 11am-2pm. Attendance to these events is free to the public.

“Celebrate” Downtown Open House is an opportunity for businesses to have extended hours to display all the merchandise they have to make your holiday shopping spectacular. Each of the businesses will have festive holiday savings to go along with unique gifts to buy for your love ones.

Thingamajig’s Holiday Market is from 11am til 2pm on Front Street between Croghan Street and Birchard Avenue. Sun, Rain, Snow or Cold, it will still go ON! The Holiday Market is a open air market on the streets of Downtown Fremont. At this time, seeking out vendors for the market to provide a great variety of goods to be sold. Each spot is 10×10 and the cost is $20…electricity not included. Must provide own tent and tables. Call 567-342-4758 to register and give payment over the phone. This is a great opportunity to support Small Businesses in Downtown Fremont and surrounding areas!

Downtown Fremont Inc. also has many more free events planned in 2021, so stay tuned and follow us on social media.

Thingamajig’s Holiday Market – Saturday, December 5th 11am-2pm

‼️ BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ‼️
We will be hosting the Thingamajig’s Holiday Market on Saturday, December 5 from 11am-2pm on Front Street! Sun, Rain, Snow or Cold, it will still go ON!
This will be just like a Farmers Market, so we are looking for vendors. Each spot is 10×10 and cost is $20…electricity not included. Must provide own tent and tables. Call 567-342-4758 to register and give payment over the phone.
Great opportunity to support support Small Businesses in Downtown Fremont and surrounding areas!

Downtown Fremont Inc. to Host Holly Jolly Events

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting Holly Jolly Events in Downtown Fremont to get the holiday season started. The Tree Lighting on Friday, November 27 is at 7pm and Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 28. Attendance to these events is free to the public.

The Tree Lighting will take place at the corner of Front and State Streets by The Santa House Downtown. Prior to the Tree Lighting from 5-7pm, Santa will be in his house for children to visit and tell him what they want for Christmas. Santa will have hours from 1-3pm on Saturday, November 28 also. During this time Covid-19 guidelines will be adhered to by social distancing, masks required, hand washing station, and monitoring of your health before coming to the events.

To kick off the Tree Lighting, there will be dancers from Kassandra’s Dance Academy and The Garrison Restaurant will be roasting chestnuts and other holiday foods to get everyone in the spirit of the holiday season. For the tree lighting, Front Street between State Street and Croghan Street will be closed to traffic, for portable bleachers to be placed for sitting for the event to ensure social distancing.

Small Business Saturday is an effort to support local shops that make our communities strong. This event encourages people to Shop Small & Shop Local and brings more holiday shopping to small businesses. Kristie Bilger, Executive Director, “The war on small businesses is happening. While franchises are great, a lot of that money leaves the community while most all of small business money stays in the community.” Small Business Saturday is a great event through American Express to make a BIG IMPACT within Downtown Fremont by shopping small and supporting local.

From November 27 through December 14, 2020, for every $10 you spend at participating downtown retail businesses, your name will be added into the 2 drawings being held on Monday, December 14, 2020. The first name out receives 250 Downtown Fremont Dollars. The second name out receives 100 Downtown Fremont Dollars. Downtown Dollars are redeemable at the many participating Downtown Fremont stores.
Santa is in the House on the corner of Front Street and Croghan Street in December on Friday’s from 5-7pm and Saturday’s from 1-3pm. Outside The Santa House Downtown is a mailbox for children to mail Christmas letters to Santa and receive a letter back from the North Pole from November 27 to December 19, no stamp required, but each envelope must have a return address.

Upcoming Events

june, 2021

19jun9:00 AM1:00 PMFarmers Market & Car Show

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