Originally entitled Old Fashioned Days, this celebration celebrated its 20th anniversary as the Baby Food Festival on July 21, 2010. More than 100,000 people will come to Fremont, a town of about 4,200, to celebrate the festival, which takes up a section of Main Street downtown. The three-day event includes live music performances, carnival rides, children's events, games, entertainment, markets and exhibitions. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are sold at various locations. The parade including custom vehicles and antique cars is often included.
Part of the celebration includes the selection of a Festival Queen from the local area. In 2008 Emily Scheffler was crowned the National Baby Food Festival Queen, Marie Hruby was crowned in 2007, and Rachel Robinson in 2006. Pageant winners receive scholarships and prizes, and are asked to represent the festival and locale at noteworthy events.