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61st Annual Valley City Ohio Frog Jumping Contest and Festival July 24th 2022.
This years 2022 Valley City Ohio Frog Jump contest and festival will be held on 24 July. See below for more details on this super fun family oriented frog jumping contest and festival as it will be here before you know it. The main push and intent of the 2022 Valley City Ohio Frog Jump Festival contest is for everybody to have the best time that they have had in a long time and this is from the kids on through the grandparents and spectators from all walks.
Valley City Ohio frog jump contest and festival 2020.
All photos are copyright of the Valley City Frog Jump official web site.
It is a family fun day set up for frog jumping for one and the local community and everybody that attends. We known for sure that it is always a great time because we see how greatfull everybody is at the end of the day and that includes the frogs because they get set back into the wild!!! Super fun times with lots of food and entertainment all day long for all ages. There is also bragging rights when it comes to the actual frog jumping contest and you can officially claim a spot and trophy to prove it at the annual Valley City Ohio Frog Jump contest and festival. This frog jumping event is also a very big part of the fund raising event of the year for the Community Group. The proceeds and funds are used to benefit scholarships and the community in the best way possible.
Where & When
The Festival date is Juy 24th 2022.
The event is held at the Liverpool Mill Stream Park, located on the northeast side of Valley City Business District. It is on the Rocky River which makes this site very attractive. There is a blacktop path which leads from the parking lot to each venue. Adequate parking and closeness to the business district make this an excellent site.
Directions: From I-71 take Exit 226 (Brunswick). Travel west on SR 303 (Center Road) about 7 miles to Valley City. Turn north at the Fire Station and follow the signs to Mill Stream Park. There is no real address but for most GPS systems 1200 Maple Street gets you there.
From neighboring communities, find the intersection of SR 303 (Center Road) and SR 252 (Columbia Road). Valley City is 1/4 mile west on 303. Turn north at the Fire Station and follow signs to Mill Stream Park.
Parking and Admission are free. Please, no outside food permitted.
Food is available beginning mid morning throughout the day. Rides, games and other festivities pick up in earnest around noon.
Frog Jumping Statistics
Many people have asked about the longest jump, and so forth. So we started keeping statistics over the past several years. Here are some:
The longest jump we have record of is 19’ 1″, back in 1988. Wow!!!
Food and Beverages
are available at various stands along the midway. Starting with coffee for those who arrive early to wait in the line, the serving continues throughout the day with delicious foods, snacks, soft drinks and beer. We do ask that you not bring in food and beverages, but rather partake of our offerings. Thanks.
will be heard throughout the afternoon for your listening pleasure.
will be available throughout the afternoon, while waiting for your turn to jump your frog.
including Frog Jump Tee shirts and beer mugs are available for purchase at the Retail Shoppe.
How the Jump Works
Registration can be accomplished two ways. Limited online registration is available in advance during a certain time period.
Most people register at the Festival. Next to the jumping ring is the registration area. Opening at 10, the line may be long so have patience. When it is your turn fill out a form for each entry and pay the volunteer. Carry the form a few steps to where you will be given a Flight number when you register.
Each frog is jumped one at a time. When it is your turn, bring your frog to the center of the ring, which is a brightly colored parachute. Place the frog in the green circle. The frog must take three jumps. Only the first three count.
If your frog jumps three times straight out from the center, a good distance is often achieved. However, if the frog jumps in different directions it may not do as well. It might jump twice straight ahead, then turn around and jump back towards the green circle. But you cannot touch it after it leaves the green circle!
The frog jumping the longest distance for each Flight is the winner. If that is you, you will receive a trophy at the end of the day’s event.
After all Flights have been completed, the Grand Jump Off is immediately held. Here, the winners of each Flight compete against the others. The Grand Champion and Reserve Champion each receive trophies as do the Longest and Shortest Jumps of the day. Often this is not the Grand Champion winner.
While you are waiting, remember there are lots of good foods to eat.
Registration opens at 10:00 AM. We appreciate your patience in waiting. Registration closes when all the Flights fill up. Sometimes Flights fill within an hour or two after opening, sometimes not until later. Jumping begins at 11:00.
Your business or family unit can sponsor a Flight, or become a corporate sponsor, by clicking here .
Our Concern for Frogs
We think frogs are neat, and try to take good care of them.
We handle our own frogs very carefully, and urge visitors to do so with frogs they bring. In fact, mistreatment is grounds for disqualification. At the end of the jump our frogs are carefully returned to area ponds, so as to ensure their well being.
We provide good old pond water in quantity, for all frogs present. We recommend pond water instead of tap water; the chlorine in tap water is not good for their sensitive skin which is on organ.
We hope you take good care of your frogs.
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