NEWS & UPDATE

Downtown Fremont Inc. to Host Farmers Market & Harvest Happenings Event

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market & ProMedica Memorial Hospital Harvest Happenings Event on Front Street on Saturday, October 15th, 2022, from 9am-1pm.  Attendance to the market and event will be free to the public.

The Haunted Hydro will be sponsoring the Adult & Kid’s Costume Contest at The Strand Theater & Backstage Lounge starting at 10am with new a new category every 30 minutes.  Prizes will be awarded.

For the kids, remember to look for the orange balloons throughout the market along with Downtown Fremont businesses.  The businesses and vendors at the market will be participating in Trick or Treat from 10am-12pm which allows children to go to stores and vendors to receive pre-packaged tricks and treats.

And don’t forget to stop at the Downtown Fremont Inc. tent at the Front and Garrison intersection to pick up a coloring sheet, color and return to the office at 315 Garrison Street, Fremont, Ohio by Friday, October 21st, 2022, to be entered into a contest to win 1st $20, 2nd $15 & 3rd $10 Think Fremont Community Card.

Front Street will be closed from 6am until 2pm on Saturday, October 15th from Croghan Street to Birchard Avenue and Garrison Street from Arch Street to Bidwell Avenue for this event.

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

Downtown Fremont Inc. to Host Farmers Market and The Handmade in the 419 Event

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market and Moke America Ohio The Handmade in the 419 Event Saturday, October 1st, 2022, from 9am-1pm. Attendance will be free to the public.

Local artists, crafters and creators will be showcased with The Handmade in the 419 Event selling unique items. Look for “Live Art on the Streets” with Painting by Emma Lehmann, Home Décor by Jennifer Lott and Sewing by Susie Spools.

Front Street will be closed Saturday, October 1st from 6am-2pm from Croghan Street to Birchard Avenue and Garrison Street from Arch Street to Bidwell Avenue.

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

Downtown Fremont Inc. to Host The Crop Circle Art & Music Event

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting Bellevue Hospital’s The Crop Circle Art & Music Event on Friday, September 23rd, 2022 from 6-9pm and Saturday, September 24th, 2022, from 11am-4pm. Style Crest is the sponsor of the Art Show and Auction at The Strand Theater & Backstage Lounge both days.  Impact Credit Union is the Music Sponsor of the event.  All events will be held on the second block of Front Street and City Lot A (Brady Parking Lot).  Attendance will be free to the public.  These events are an opportunity for Fremont and surrounding communities to watch or participate in fun, creative, interactive activities.

For Friday, September 23rd, in the Lot A (Brady Parking Lot) will have an Alien Glow & Dance Party with DJ Werkit, Artists in Action Community Paint by Numbers Activities along with Larchmere Fire Works Glassblowing & Blacksmithing Demos. Finish the night off from 8:30-9pm with the GLOvation Fire Show.  Stop down to The Strand Theater & Backstage Lounge for Open Mic Night, Caricatures with Lydia Horvath, and an Indoor Art Show.  At 9pm The War of the Worlds (1953) will be shown at no cost with food and drinks available for purchase.  On Front Street between Garrison Street and Birchard will have an Open Air Art Market, Crop Circle Activities by Birchard Public Library & Croghan Colonial Bank, DORA Alien Pub Crawl. GLOvation Alien Character Photo Op, Chalk Art by Chris Fry the Chalk Goblin, Balloon Twisting by Megan, Nick the Magician and Face Painting by JPaint.  Downtown businesses Pottery Perfection “Done Your Way” and The Open House will have Crop Circle Activities.  Lastly, Glow Kayaking on the Sandusky River with Ghoul Runnings Kayak Adventures will launch at 7pm at the Fremont Sand Docks located at 1019 Sand Rd, Fremont. Kayakers will be paddling to the State St. Bridge in beautiful Downtown Fremont, and around Brady’s Island. Register online at https://forms.gle/CGTGKcfkjiVtMBga6.

For Saturday, September 24th, Lot A (Brady Parking Lot) will have sounds from TSA Glass City Steel Drums and Brent Lowry Duo throughout the day.  Artists in Action Community Paint by Numbers Activities along with Larchmere Fire Works Glassblowing & Blacksmithing Demos.  The Strand Theater & Backstage Lounge will be hosting the Indoor Art Show & Auction, Caricatures with Ariel Echevarria and the showing of the movie E.T. The Extraterrestrial at no cost with food and drink available for purchase.  On Front Street between Garrison Street and Birchard will have an Open Air Art Market, Crop Circle Activities by Birchard Public Library & Croghan Colonial Bank, GLOvation Alien Character Photo Op, Chalk Art by Chris Fry the Chalk Goblin, Balloon Twisting by Megan, Nick the Magician, Face Painting by JPaint and GLOvation Stilt Performances.  At 12pm and 2pm there will be an Aerial Show by GLOvation. From 11am-4pm the downtown business Pottery Perfection “Done Your Way” will have Crop Circle Activities and The Open House have an Astrologer & Natal Chart Readings.

Stop down to see the River Wall Mural’s first panel of the Downtown Fremont Public Arts Program.  This is located by the State Street Bridge going east.

This event highlights art in our rural area celebrating our local artists and what makes us all unique.  Art is for Everyone!  For the full schedule with times please visit www.downtownfremontohio.org.

City Lot A (Brady Parking Lot) will be closed from 11pm on Thursday, September 22nd until Saturday, September 24th at 6pm.  Front Street between Garrison Street and Birchard Avenue will be closed Friday, September 23rd from 1pm until Saturday, September 24th at 6pm.

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

River Wall Mural to be painted in Downtown Fremont, Ohio

Downtown Fremont Inc. is in the process of creating a River Wall Mural near the railroad tracks by the State Street Bridge heading east.  This mural is the first panel of what Downtown Fremont Inc. hopes to be a long term community mural art project.  The mural will be a creation of a local artist who was one of many who have a desire to bring life to a stone wall that many drive by daily in hopes to making the mural to expand in years to come.

This River Wall Mural is 35 feet in length by 4 feet in height.  The art is designed and will be painted by the chosen artist that will create the vivid mural for walkers and motorists to see for years to come.  Emma Lehmann has been chosen to create ‘The Walleye in the Waves’, which is going to be a bright addition to our growing downtown. She is looking forward to the additional artists that will come to the area when the call goes out for more art to be added along the wall.

Emma Lehmann is a self-taught artist with a love of bright colors and whimsical design; here she speaks about her art journey so far in Fremont, Ohio.  She is also the co-owner of The Open House at 108 S Front Street which is a collaboration of local art, crafts and unique gifts.

“I’ve always been driven to bring a bit of magic to day-to-day life, it’s like my childhood imagination never really left. I’ve found that life is far too short to try to suppress creativity and attempt to follow trends that do not make you happy. After moving to Ohio about 6 years ago I’ve managed to finally reach my goal of making my artwork, my main work. From my early pet portraits to this new venture at the river wall and everything in between, seeing my work grow has been so inspiring and motivates me daily to keep pursuing this path. I wouldn’t have come this far without encouragement from my awesome husband, Brandon, who has been saying from day one “you should draw more”, so I did exactly that. I’m still looking to give back to the local community with my ‘making spaces brighter places’ project where I’d like to donate art / murals to not for profit communal spaces, indoor or outdoor, in areas that need it. I was very happy with the way my first donated mural turned out at The Village House; it brings a lot of joy to the visitation space it was installed in. I’m looking forward to seeing what next year holds, I have some plans in the works for more installations, paint-a-long classes and possibly some immersive art experiences.’’

The Bellevue Hospital is the supporter of this project through a 2022 sponsorship that was given to Downtown Fremont, Inc. for The Crop Circle Art and Music Event.

All proceeds from The Crop Circle Art & Music Event of 2022 goes towards the Public Arts Program in Downtown Fremont.

Downtown Fremont Inc. to Host Car Show, Farmers Market & Street Play Saturday Event plus Front Street Live Cornhole Tournament

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the last of the season Fremont Federal Credit Union Car Show on Friday, September 9th, 2022, from 5-8pm.  The Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market & the Sandusky County Park District Street Play Saturday Event will be on Front Street on Saturday, September 17th, 2022, from 9am to 1pm along with the Front Street Live Cornhole Tournament sponsored by Dave Slater – State Farm.  Attendance to the car show and market will be free to the public.

Check-in for the Car Show contestants will be on the day of the event in Lot A (Brady Parking Lot) and judging will occur at 7:30 p.m. with trophies awarded shortly thereafter. Dash plaques and goodie bags will be given to the first 150 participants to pre-register and there will also be a 50/50 raffle.

Special feature of the Car Show is the Delorean, Time Machine from Back to the Future which will be located in Lot A (Brady Parking Lot).  This is a great opportunity for all ages to get up close in person with the Delorean and different photo ops: Marty’s Hat, Hoverboard, Doc Remote Controller, Pepsi Perfect, Marty’s Camcorder,  Misc movie flyers like Save The Clock Tower and USA TODAY from 2015.

To go along with the car show, the original Back to the Future film can be viewed at The Strand Theater & Backstage Lounge at 3pm and 5:30pm.  Cost is $2 to just view the movie or is complimentary (no charge) with the purchase of a food or drink.

The Street Play Saturday Event will feature free and inclusive activities promoting health, recreation and fitness throughout the market from kids fingerprinting, bike safety, nutrition game and much more!  Some of the interactive activities are an obstacle course, yoga, cardio drumming and MORE!

Street Play Saturday Event passports can be picked up at the Downtown Fremont Inc. tent at the Front and Garrison Street intersection.  Make sure to visit each activity on the passport at its spot to earn a stamp to complete the passport.  When the passport is completed, participants can return to the Downtown Fremont Inc. tent to be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Think Fremont Community Card.

The Front Street Live Cornhole Tournament will be holding the final tournament of the year including a PRO and Social Tournament.  Registration and payment can be completed at www.frontstreetlivecornhole.com or the day of the event starting at 9am for the 2 person teams.  The tournament begins at 10am.  Payout structure for the PRO with double elimination tournament: 1st- $3,500, 2nd- $1,200, 3rd- $250, 4th- $225, 5th- $200, 6th- $175, 7th- $150, 8th- $125, 9th- $100 and 10th- $75.  Payouts for the SOCIAL tournament:  1st- 50% of the total SOCIAL entry fees, 2nd- 25% of the total SOCIAL entry fees and 3rd- 10% of the total SOCIAL entry fees.  Each bracket will be run on the Scoreholio platform under a King of the Hill style double elimination tournament. If you plan on playing in the PRO tournament, you may not participate in the social tournament.

Lot A (Brady Parking Lot) will be closed Thursday, September 8th from midnight until Friday, September 9th at 9pm.  Front Street will also be closed Friday from 2pm until 9pm from Croghan Street to Hayes Avenue for the Car Show.  Front Street is closed from Croghan Street to Ewing Street and Garrison Street from Arch to Bidwell Saturday, September 17th, from 6am to 2pm for the Farmers Market & Street Play Saturday Event.  Lot A (Brady Parking Lot) will be closed on Friday, September 16th from midnight until 2pm for Front Street Live Cornhole Tournament.

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

Downtown Fremont Inc. to host Sunset Farmers Market & Downtown Block Party

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market & The Garrison Restaurant Downtown Block Party  Event in the evening on September 3rd, 2022, from 4pm to 8pm.  The event will be on Front Street in Downtown Fremont from Croghan Street to the alley at the Fremont Municipal Building.  Attendance to the farmers market will be free to the public.

During the Farmers Market, The Garrison Restaurant will be hosting an evening Hog Roast with sides on the street of Garrison Street.  The hog roast will consist of meats and sides to bring a Block Party feel while enjoying our spectacular sunset farmers market of 70+ vendors who showcase delicious produce and unique items for sale.  This is a great opportunity to bring your entire family down to enjoy a night market with yummy dinner options.

While in Downtown Fremont, stop by the Downtown Fremont Inc.’s tent at the Front and Garrison intersection to pick up the Bernadine Stetzel mural and Fremont’s Diverse Box of Crayon’s mural to have interactive activities to do with the whole family.  This is a great way to enjoy the art we have in Downtown Fremont.

Music provided by Abby Ray Music during the Downtown Block Party plus come enjoy Community Street Activity Games on Front Street for the whole family.

Front Street will be closed Saturday from 2pm to 9pm from Croghan Street to the alley at the Fremont Municipal Building and Garrison Street from Arch to Bidwell for the event.

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

Downtown Fremont Inc. to Host Farmers Market & Things that GO Event

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market and Total Distribution Things that GO Event on Front Street on August 20th, 2022, from 9am to 1pm.  Attendance to the market will be free to the public.  Event goes on rain or shine.

The Things that GO Event gives the opportunity for young and old to get up close and personal with all of their favorite things that GO along with the with photo ops.  This event will feature bikes, dump truck, kayaks, tow truck, boat, excavator, garbage truck and many more.  Come down to Downtown Fremont for great photo opportunities along with the chance to participate in a Scavenger Hunt.

While at the market, please stop by the Downtown Fremont Inc. tent at the Front and Garrison intersection to pick up your Things that GO Scavenger Hunt to hunt for clues to complete your hunt and be entered for a chance to win a $100 Think Fremont Community Card.

From 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 20th, there will be NO PARKING on Front Street between Croghan Street and the alley at the Fremont Municipal Building and on Garrison Street between Arch Street and Bidwell Avenue and also there will be no parking in the Lot A (Brady Parking Lot) in Downtown Fremont due to the Farmers Market & Things that GO Event.  Parking is available in Lot B (Arch Street Parking Lot) which is handicap assessable and on any of the side streets.

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

Downtown Fremont to host Farmers Market & All Together Fremont Event Celebrating Cultural Diversity & Inclusion in our Community

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market and Fremont City School All Together Fremont Event on Front Street on August 6, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Attendance to the market will be free to the public.  This event happens rain or shine.

During the event, there will be Tour of the World exhibits throughout the market featuring artifacts and cultural items of different countries that visitors can look at to enhance their knowledge of various cultures.  Spectators are encouraged to pick up a passport at the Downtown Fremont Inc. tent at the Front & Garrison Street intersection.  Each passport holds the opportunity to visit various countries and learn about the culture and individual experiences.  With each country visited spectators will receive a sticker for their passport.  The completed passports can be turned in to the Downtown Fremont Inc. tent to be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Think Fremont Community Card.

A Cultural Art Gallery will be located at The Strand Theater & Backstage Lounge where different types of art will be displayed to showcase what “All Together Fremont” means to the community.  Please stop and see these dynamitic pieces of art.

All Together Fremont Event also features different cultural musical kiosks throughout the market including Cultural Singers, Harpist, and Native American Flutist to a Flamingo Guitarist. At the Front and Garrison intersection will have an array of performances from the El Caron Latino Dancers, Bharatanatyam Dancers, Aegela Dance Company and the Giebel Taekwondo Academy.  Please come and experience the live music & performances!

This event is a partnership with many organizations and businesses within Fremont and beyond celebrating cultural diversity and inclusion in our community through art, food and music.  Please come down to the market and enjoy what Fremont has to offer.  Think Fremont!

7 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 6th, there will be NO PARKING on Front Street between Croghan Street and the alley at the Fremont Municipal Building and on Garrison Street between Arch Street and Bidwell Avenue in Downtown Fremont due to the Farmers Market.  Parking can be located in the Lot A (Brady Parking Lot), Lot B (Arch Street Parking Lot) which are handicap assessable, on Bidwell between Garrison & Croghan Streets and on any of the side streets.

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

Downtown Fremont to host Farmers Market and Upcycle, Repurpose, & Reuse Event and 2nd Front Street Live Cornhole Tournament

Downtown Fremont will be hosting the Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market and Crown Battery Upcycle, Repurpose & Reuse Event on Saturday, July 16th, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Front Street Live Cornhole Tournament is on Saturday, July 23rd, 2022, from 10a.m. to 6 p.m.  which is sponsored by Dave Slater, Agent from State Farm.  Attendance to both events is free for spectators and happens rain or shine.

During the Farmers Market, there will be “FEATURED” vendors throughout the market showcasing and selling merchandise that has been upcycled, recycled and reused.  The “FEATURED” vendors are Homestead Design Co., Birchard Public Library, Sandusky River Valley Beekeepers Association, Ladies Homestead Gathering and OSS Solid Waste. OSS Solid Waste will have recycle trivia at their spot to win a prize along with their mascot, Myrtle the Turtle, on-site to take pictures with all.  As always, farmers and vendors will be selling produce and unique items.

Front Street Live Cornhole Tournament will happen on Saturday, July 23rd, 2022, with registration starting at 10 a.m. and tournament happening from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.  The tournament consists of a 2 person team at $50 per team with double elimination.  To register & pay online go to www.frontstreetlivecornhole.com or to register in-person a registration form can be picked up at The Party Starts Here, Fremont Athletic Supply or The Strand Theater & Backstage Lounge.  Payment of cash or check and registration form can be submitted to Downtown Fremont Inc. office at 315 Garrison Street, Fremont, Ohio.  Registration is taken the day of the tournament also.  This is a Family Fun event with Live Music which encourages people to come downtown and watch for FREE.  Restaurants and businesses will be open during the event.

6 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 16th, 2022, there will be NO PARKING on Front Street between Croghan Street and the alley at the Fremont City Municipal Building and on Garrison Street between Arch Street and Bidwell Avenue in Downtown Fremont due to the Farmers Market.  On Saturday, July 23rd, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., there will be NO PARKING on Front Street between Garrison Street and Birchard Avenue and on Garrison Street between Arch Street and Bidwell Avenue in Downtown Fremont due to the Cornhole Tournament.

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

Upcoming Events

october, 2022

15oct9:00 AM1:00 PMFarmers Market & Harvest Happenings Event

21oct5:00 PM8:00 PM4th Annual Chocolate Walk

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