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Valley City Frog Jump Festival

Sunday, July 21 - 10:00 AM

The 63rd Valley City Frog Jump Festival takes place on Sunday, July 21st where hundreds of frogs are coaxed into jumping for the coveted title of “Grand Champion”.  This annual all-day festival takes place at Mill Stream Park (1200 Maple Street) in quaint Valley City. The event and parking are free. Frog Jump was started in 1962 when a group of residents planned the towns sesquicentennial (150th) celebration and created a fun event for all ages, the Frog Jump has grown exponentially since then but still maintains the small-town charm Valley City is known for.  All ages from toddlers to retirees gather each year in the park to see whose amphibian (yes toads are also welcomed) can make the longest leap in three successive hops. The frog “jockey” creates antics behind their frog which may include yelling and clapping but no touching, to encourage their frog forward. Participants may bring their own frog to participate for a registration fee of 5.00. No worries if you want to participate and don’t have a frog, rental frogs are available for an additional 5.00. Early registration can be done online at registration.valleycity.org and will be available until July 17. After that you can register at the jump. In person registration opens at 10:00 a.m. the morning of the jump. Get there early to guarantee your frog a chance to compete. Not participating with your frog? No worries – there is plenty of additional family fun available.  Games, train rides for kids, food court, beer and wine tents and live entertainment at the pavilion are just some of the things to enjoy during the event. There will also be plenty of vendors selling a variety of merchandise. The Hoppin’ frog retail tent will have a variety of festival apparel along with other frog related merchandise and collectables. The Frog Jump festival is organized by Valley City Community Group, a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to enhance the quality life in the community in addition to providing scholarships to local high school seniors. Come have some fun and sample a bit Valley City and its unique culture.  More information on the Frog Jump and the Valley City Community group can be found at valleycity.org.


Mill Stream Park
Valley City, OH 44280
Event Type
Fundraiser / Benefit


Valley City Community Group

Date / Time

Sunday, July 21, 2024
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Mary Lou Czajka
(440) 552-1436
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