Fellsmere celebrates 20 years of frog legs with 4-day fest

FELLSMERE – The City of Fellsmere and a host of volunteers are putting together the finishing touches on what will be a four-day festival celebrating 20 years of frog legs and fun.

On the menu will be several thousand pounds of frog legs and gator tails that will be whipped up into thousands of meals. Visitors can expect large crowds, carnival rides and basket after basket of frog legs and gator tail to eat. The festivities get underway Thursday at 4 p.m. and runs through Sunday.

Along with the fare, the fair will boast 100 crafters, live entertainment, and even friendly competitions including “Hot Legs” and pie eating.

The Frog Leg Fest serves as a community fund-raiser to benefit recreation opportunities within the city for children. The festival has collected and gifted back to the community approximately $500,000 since its start 20 years ago.

The festival is free to attend, though food, rides and items at vendors’ booths will have a cost.

There is free parking in Downtown Fellsmere and at MESA Park, with free shuttle service to the festival.

There will also be food tickets that visitors can purchase at ticket booths to redeem. ATMs will be onsite.

The Frog Leg Festival got its start in 1990 and its inaugural event dished out 400 dinners before the frog legs ran out.

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