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Saturday, October 28, 2017


Info from the 2016 event:


9:00am - 2:00pm


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 hands-on art activities, live music, a chili cook-off and a kids' fun run.


Schedule of Events:

9:00am - Fun Run

Race starts at the Rainbow Connection Bridge. Participants will run to the Henson Museum and back to bridge. Registration will begin at 8:30am. Advance registration is not needed.


9:00am - 2:00pm

Family activities all day:


  • Carnival Games and prizes
  • Train Rides around Deer Creek
  • Arts Tent with hands-on activities for kids of all ages!
  • Arts and Crafts Vendors -- Download the vendor application here.

All Activities are totally FREE!

10:00am - 2:00pm

Live Music, featuring Crooked Creek String Band and Black Water Trio

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

Festival-goers can purchase a tasting spoon and souvenier cup for $5, which provides for unlimited chili tasting and a vote for People's Choice.

2:00pm - Chili winners announced; Vendor booths close and festival ends


Kids Activities:


  • Build a Kermit Visor with the Greenville Junior Auxiliary
  • Pumpkin Painting with the Greenville Arts Council
  • Read aloud story time on the lawn of the Leland Library
  • Scavenger Hunts - bring your library card for access to a special Library Hunt! (if you don't have a card, Washington Co residents can sign up for one at the Library on the day of the festival)
  • Pony Rides (10am - Noon)
  • Train Rides
  • Halloween Costume Photo Booth
  • Carnival Games and Prizes
  • Movie at the Library - watch Kermit's Swamp Years inside from 10-1pm.


All Kids activities are FREE! Arts Activities made possible through the assistance of our volunteer organizations and a grant from the Kings Daughters and Sons Circle Number Two.


Chili Cook-Off:


Calling all Cooks! The Frogfest Chili Cook-off is back for its 8th year. Winner will receive a cash prize, and unlimited bragging rights!

Download the Chili Cookoff Rules and Regulations

Download a Team Application

Or contact the Chamber to request a cook-off entry packet: lelandcoc@gmail.com or 662-379-3764


This festival is sponsored in part through grants from the following organizations:

CVB logo MAC logo KD Logo



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