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Jumping Frog Jubilee Calaveras County Angels Camp California Annual Event

Thursday, May 13 - Sunday, May 16, 2010, Angels Camp, CA. frogtown.org




Angels Camp, Calif.-Each year in the spring an annual event brings thousands to the hills of Calaveras County for a celebration of frogs.


Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee (which includes International Jumping Frog Day) are celebrated in a big way. The grand prize winner of the event with the frog that jumps the furthest will win a bronze plaque on the sidewalk of Angels Camp, along with winners from years past. With so much fun to be had, the celebration usually lasts around five days from midweek to Sunday when the frog jumping contest is normally held.


Beginning on Wednesday, Heritage Day celebrates the opening of a carnival with the usual farm competitions, and a Miss Calaveras Scholarship Pageant held in the evening around 8 p.m. Thursday's activities often include a 10 a.m. Kiddie’s Parade – Downtown Angels Camp, Junior Horse Show, opening of the Frog Jump Entry Booth,  Meet Tom & Becky, Story Time at Mark Twain Hall Stage, Kidd Fiddlers on Huck Finn’s Lawn Stage and an Extreme Ranch Rodeo. Friday's Extreme Excitement  includes much of the same entertainment and lots of carnival rides and food booths with good stuff like funnel cakes and soft drinks. Saturday, Calaveras Cattlemen’s Day, is the real rodeo and cowboy show with Western Horse Events in the Arena beginning at 8 a.m.  Calf Branding, Ranch Roping, 2 Man Cattle Penning, Jr. 2 Man Cattle Penning, 3 Man Cattle, Penning and Real Ranch Cattle Penning all get the ball rolling on a big weekend with lots of food, fun, and crowds. In the morning the Qualifying Frog Jump begins and there's a yummy Cattlemen’s BBQ at Cattlemen’s Tent. Arm wrestling, large animal roundup and an American Idol competition are but a few of the shows going on all day long.


On Sunday, International Frog Jump Day, the gates open early at 7 a.m. Another Qualifying Frog Jump at Main Stage Area happens around 9 a.m. Around 3 p.m., the International Frog Jump Grand Finals commence. It's hard to come down from the mountain high and ecstasy that winning a frog jump contest can bring. So to finish off a perfect weekend,  Destruction Derby in the Arena rounds out another year of great entertainment that draws tourists from around the world to see Calaveras County's unique event.


NOTE: The events above are an example of a recent celebration itinerary and are not necessarily happening as described when you attend. See updates at frogtown.org





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