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Saturday, October 28, 2017

9:00am - 2:00pm

Downtown Leland


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 5k and fun run. While we will permit a limited number of food vendors this year, the 2017 Frogfest will not have any arts & crafts vendors.


Schedule of Events:

8:00am - 5k/Fun Run

Stay tuned for more information about race registration! There will be an entry fee for 5k participants. Fun Run participation is FREE.


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!

All Activities are totally FREE!

10:00am - 2:00pm

Live Music

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; festival ends


Kids Activities:

Below is the list of activities from last year's festival. We are working to finalize the activities list for 2017.

  • 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


All Kids activities are FREE! Arts Activities made possible through the assistance of our volunteer organizations.

Chili Cook-Off:


Calling all Cooks! The Frogfest Chili Cook-off is back. Winner will receive a cash prize and unlimited bragging rights!

Click here to Download the 2017 Chili Team Packet

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


Thank you to our 2016 sponsors!






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