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Saturday, September 29, 2018

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.


Last Year's Schedule of Events:

Check Back for Updates on the 2018 Schedule!

7:30am - 5k/Fun Run Registration begins

Register online: racesonline.com

Fun Run is FREE! 5k pre-registration is $25 / $35 day of the race.


8:30am - Fun Run Race Start


9:00am - 5k Race Start


10:00am - Race Post-Party and Awards Ceremony


9:00am - 2:00pm

Family activities all day:

  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Carnival Games and prizes
  • Pony Rides (ends at 1pm)
  • Read Aloud Story Time

All Activities are totally FREE!

10:00am - 2:00pm Live Music

10am - Josh Journeay

11am - Zach Day

12:30pm - Blackwater 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; festival ends


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:



Thank you to our sponsors!






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