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It’s frog festival time in Fellsmere Florida this weekend.

January 13, 2015

January 15 through the 18th is time to be in Fellsmere to support their yearly fundraiser. You get a chance to have frog leg dinners alligator tail dinner or a combination there is also a carnival in a lot of things to do. Feel free to shop from all the crafters that are lined up there offering all types of items.

How it all began…
In 1990, several Fellsmere citizens expressed concern about the lack of funds for the children’s recreation. As a result, Fran Adams and the local residents got together and came up with the unique idea of a Frog Leg Dinner to entice people to come out to Fellsmere and to help raise the necessary funds.

Unaware that the Frog Leg Dinner would be such a success, many of the volunteers helped set up for the first dinner and then left thinking they would not be needed. Wrong! The few remaining volunteers worked frantically until every Frog Leg Dinner was served. 400 Dinners were sold that night and thus, the beginning of what we now know as the Frog Leg Festival.

We take pride that since the festival’s inception over $500,000 has been donated to youth recreation and to the volunteer organizations that give of their time and their efforts to work at the festival.

The Frog Leg Festival is comprised of dedicated volunteers who meet all year long to make it possible. This year we expect to serve 7,000 dinners and plan to see over 80,000 people attend the festival.