NEWS & UPDATE

Farmers Market & Street Play Saturday Events Map for 9/21/19

Here is the map for the Farmers Market, so you can locate your favorite vendors and start making your list for Saturday.  Also, remember that there will be lots of activities happening in downtown from free and inclusive activities promoting health, recreation and fitness in the Brady Parking Lot during the market from a bounce house, and obstacle course.  See you Saturday!

 

Farmers Market & Street Play Saturday Events

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market & the Sandusky County Health Department and Sandusky County Park District Street Play Saturday Events on Front Street on September 21, 2019 from 9am to 1pm.  Attendance to the market will be free to the public.

Free and inclusive activities promoting health, recreation and fitness in the Brady Parking Lot during the market from a bounce house, an obstacle course, bike helmet fittings, fruit & veggie tasting and Jazzercise from 11-12.  Kids yoga from 9-10am in the grass lot across by the Arch Street Parking Lot.  Pepper the Unicorn Pony will be in the vendor line up for pictures.

Street Play Saturday BINGO will be happening throughout the market.  This is a great opportunity to win cool prizes by participating. Sandusky County Park District will have live animals for you to see and pet.  All are Welcome! ¡Todos Bienvenidos!

Front Street will be closed 6am until 2pm from Croghan Street to Birchard Avenue for this event.

Farmers Market & Block Party with BBQ & Sauce Competition Events Map for 9/7/19

Here is the map for the Farmers Market, so you can locate your favorite vendors and start making your list for Saturday.  Also, remember that there will be lots of activities happening in downtown from BBQ & Sauce Competition, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile and Dessert Contest.  Dessert Contest will happen at the Garrison and Front Streets intersection at 11am.  See you Saturday!

Auto Show and Farmers Market with Block Party BBQ & Sauce Competition

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the Fremont Federal Credit Union Auto Show on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 5-8pm.  The Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market with Root’s Poultry & Welly’s Sauces Block Party BBQ & Sauce Competition on September 7, 2019 from 9am to 1pm.  Both events will be on Front Street in Downtown Fremont with the Auto Show extending from Croghan Street to City Hall 323 S Front Street and the Farmers Market between Croghan Street and Birchard Avenue.  Attendance to the Auto Show and market will be free to the public.

Check-in for the Auto Show contestants will be on the day of the event on the sidewalk on the northwest corner of Garrison Street and Front Street and judging will occur at 6:30 p.m. with trophies awarded shortly thereafter. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 participants to check in and there will also be a 50/50 raffle.  Wild Side!, the Monster Truck, will be in the parking lot by Home Instead Senior Care 226 S Front Street on the corner of Front Street and Birchard Avenue.  Spectators have the opportunity get pictures in the truck, meet the drivers and get a poster signed by the drivers.  Century Die will be hosting a Mini Derby Race at 6:30pm at High and Croghan Streets.  This Auto Show is open to semi tractors, cars, low riders, trucks, motorcycles and more!

During the Farmers Market, the BBQ competition for chicken, pork, beef and sauce will happen in the City/Brady Parking Lot at 219 S Front Street.  Set up can be Friday, September 6 at 2pm or Saturday, September 7 at 6am.  The cost is $25 for each category.  All meat is supplied by the competitor and will need to be cooked on site.  Sauces do not need to be cooked on sight.  A Mystery Meat will be supplied as an added bonus.  Judging starts at 9am and awards at 2pm.  Awards and cash for the top spots in each category (prizes vary to number of participants).

Who Wants to be a Dessert Boss Contest will take place at the intersection of Front and Garrison at 11am.  Desserts are to be made at home and brought to the market for judging.  Kid and Adult categories will be judged and Downtown Fremont Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded.  Registration is free.

During both the Auto Show and Farmers Market, the Oscar Mayer Wiernermobile will be parked in the Brady Lot.  The Wiernermobile is a the kickoff to Fremont’s Kraft Heinz’s 150 anniversary.

Front Street will be closed Friday from 3pm until 9pm and 6am until 2pm from Croghan Street to Birchard Avenue for these events.

 

“Tribute to Bernadine Stetzel” Interactive Mural in Downtown Fremont, Ohio

Downtown Fremont Inc. partnered with two very creative artists to bring a Fremont woman’s art to the downtown for people from all over to relive their childhood of finding items in a hide and seek interactive mural

Bradley Scherzer, an art and photography teacher at Fremont Ross High School, designed the mural and had the assistance from Ken Dushane from PHYBR.  The two gentlemen brought the 3400 square foot mural to life at night on the Brady Mercantile Building.  Scherzer and Dushane worked from dusk to 5am to complete their work on the mural.  The interactive mural commemorates local artist Bernadine Stetzel who was known for her primitive style paintings of childhood memories.  Scherzer has reimagined the art in to a hidden pictures style.  There are 40 different items that can be found throughout the mural.

“I thought it would be a great idea to elevate somebody who was local,” Scherzer said as he discussed the mural.

The Sandusky County Communities Foundation Inc. was the supporter of this project through a 2018 grant that was awarded to Downtown Fremont, Inc. The mission of the foundation is to enhance the well-being of the people and communities of Sandusky County by managing permanent investments for philanthropic goals which is demonstrated through this interactive mural project.

“Stopped last night with my husband & daughter while we had our ice cream treat to check it out.  It was so very fun to look for objects.  We will have to go back again.  It was so very relaxing too,” said TJ Broski of Fremont.

A time lapse video of the mural’s creation can be found on Downtown Fremont Inc.’s Facebook Page.

Farmers Market & Dog Days of Summer Events Map for 8/17/19

Here is the map for the Farmers Market, so  you can locate your favorite vendors and start making your list for Saturday.  Also, remember that there will be lots of activities for you and your dog.  Dog judging will happen at the Garrison and Front Streets intersection at 11am.  See you Saturday!

Farmers Market & Dog Days of Summer Events

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market and Green Bay Packaging Inc. Dog Days of Summer Events on Front Street on August 17, 2019 from 9am to 1pm.  Attendance to the market will be free to the public.

Different activities to do with your dog are:

  • Professional Grooming will have $5 nail trimming along with a FREE self-serve dog wash and Photo Booth in their tent
  • Sandusky County Sheriff Office and Fremont Police Department K9 Units will be having a demonstration at 10am in the Brady Lot
  • Doggy Yoga with April Halm at 11am in the Brady Lot…Bring your mat!
  • Pottery Perfection will be painting pet water bowls and Pawsome String Art
  • Mitzi, the service dog, will be available for kids to read to her from 10-11am
  • First 50 dog show participants will get a FREE Goodie Box

Dog Judging will take place at 11am for Best in Show, Small Breed, Large Bread and Best Costume.  Judging will take place at the intersection of Front and Garrison Streets.

DOWNTOWN FREMONT INC. CELEBRATES NATIONAL FARMERS MARKET WEEK AUG 4-10

Downtown Fremont Inc. joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 4-10, 2019.

As demand for local food continues to grow, so too have the opportunities for America’s farmers to market fresh food directly to the consumer. According to statistics recently released by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), farmers markets and farm stands account for roughly $2 billion of the $3 billion that Americans spend annually on farm-direct products. This revenue, in turn, supports the livelihoods of more than 165,000 mostly small and mid-sized farms and ranches.

The Downtown Fremont Inc.’s Farmers Markets began in 2005, and currently hosts eight farmers selling a wide variety of products, including peaches, corn, green beans, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, asparagus and much more. In the current season, Downtown Fremont Inc.’s Farmers Market is generating sales for these local producers which are a valuable economic boost for our community.

“The Downtown Fremont Inc.’s Farmers Markets are very beneficial to our business.  We are able to connect with consumers that normally don’t shop at our produce stand.  This gives them a chance to see, and purchase items that we grow.  It also gives them the chance to see the high quality of our products.” says Chad Overmyer, TJay’s Produce.

“Farmers Markets play a vital role not just in generating real income for farmers, but in forming a healthy, prosperous food system,” says Jen Cheek, Program Director of the Farmers Market Coalition. “By providing the opportunity for farmers to connect directly with consumers, markets serve as education centers. Vendors are teaching customers about agriculture and sharing recipes and new foods with their neighbors. Markets are making people and communities stronger and healthier. “

For further information about the Farmers Markets, please call 419.332.8696 / 567.342.4758 or visit the Downtown Fremont Inc. office at 315 Garrison Street, Fremont, Ohio.  Make sure to visit Downtown Fremont Inc.’s website at www.downtownfremontohio.org.  Follow us on Facebook @Downtown Fremont Inc., Twitter @Downtown Fremont, Instagram @downtownfremont and Snapchat @downtownfremont.

Farmers Market & All Together Fremont Events Map for 8/3/19

Here is the map for the Farmers Market, so  you can locate your favorite vendors and start making your list for Saturday.  Also, remember there are musicians throughout the market along with some in the Garrison and Front intersection at specific times.  A lot is happening in the Brady Lot from the LIFT School Supply Giveaway, Sogbety Diomande (the drummer), bounce house and many different organizations with youth activities.  See you Saturday!

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