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Frog Fest is a celebration of the arts in honor of Jim Henson, who spent his boyhood in Leland – where he was inspired to create the Muppets. The event features a kids fun run, a 5K race, a chili cook-off, a magic show, balloon art, hands-on art activities, face painting and live music.


Schedule of events:


8 am - 5k/Fun Run Registration begins. Both races are free, but in order to secure your t-shirt size, please register online by September 27th at Race Online


9:00 am - Fun Run race begins (ages 10 and younger)


9:30 am - 5k race begins


10:00 am - Awards ceremony


10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Children’s art projects

Magic show

Balloon art

Helium balloons

Face painting

Train rides


The Delta Paddlers Association and the Deer Creek Water Association will be sponsoring a kayak and canoe paddle from Stoneville to Leland. The public is invited to bring their own kayak or canoe and participate free of charge. Details will be posted on the Delta Paddlers Association Facebook page. Check out this video: https://www.facebook.com/deltapaddlers/videos/2153714241590585/



11:00 am – Live music begins


Joining Frog Fest this year at the same location is the 20th annual Highway 61 Blues Festival. Musical entertainment begins at 11:00 am and will continue until 10 pm. Featured entertainers this year are Pat Thomas, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Terry "Harmonica" Bean, Libby Rae Watson, Bill Able and Cadillac John Nolden, The Zach Day Band, The John Horton Band, Lightnin Malcolm, Eden Brent, and Super Chikan and his Fighting Cocks.


11:00am - Soup's On! Chili Competitors begin serving

Festival-goers can purchase a tasting spoon and souvenir cup for $5, which provides

for unlimited chili tasting and a vote for People's Choice Award.


2:00pm - Chili winners announced prizes awarded; festival ends.


All Kids activities are FREE! Arts activities are made possible through the assistance of the Greenville Junior Auxiliary, the Greenville Arts Council and the Leland Rotary Club.  The Leland Chamber of Commerce Board sponsors the annual event.


Chili Cook-Off:


Calling all Cooks! The Frog Fest Chili Cook-off is back. Winners will receive a cash prize and unlimited bragging rights! For Chili Cook-off rules, regulations and an application contact the chamber office at lelandcoc@gmail.com or by calling 379-3764 or click on the link below:

Rules, Regulations, and Application

Don’t forget the Pop-Up Vendors!  Frog Fest and the Highway 61 Blues Festival will be hosting a variety of Pop-Up shops along Third Street during the day. If you want more information on participating as a vendor, please email lelandcoc@gmail.com




Thank you to our sponsors!






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