Friday, January 20, 2012

Kiss my frog! Ribbit

The Frog Leg Festival...How it all began:

In 1990, several members of the City of Fellsmere were very concerned about the fact that there was no funding source available for the recreational needs of the children in Fellsmere.  The Frog Leg Festival wasP1020946 a result of that concern and the brain child Fran Adams.  She and local residents guessed frog leg dinners might be unique to entice folks to the city.  Not realizing the draw of this event, some committee members helped set up the event and then went to the movies.  Several Hours and 400 dinners later the frog legs were sold out!  Growing pains were there!


Dick and Bob got the combo plate:  frog legs, gator tail, coleslaw, fritters and grits.  Lynne and I had the same thing, minus the gator tail (too much food for us).  Of course we did try some of their gator (which was better than the frog legs…that needed some spices added—too plain!).

There were crafts, rides, and the normal games to P1020950entice folks to spend their money.  My fave spot was this one, with all the bling.  I wonder why?  His prices were awesome.


But this was the fella that caught my eye.  I know two wee boys who would have been fascinated to see him!

One guy was walking around with a hat on his head that had a funky looking chicken on top of it!  It was so dark that my photos didn’t do the man nor the chickie justice, so there are none to post.  Bugger.

Would we go there again?  No, not unless we were already in the area.  It wasn’t an event that warranted the 3 hour drive (up and back), but what the heck.  It was Thursday.  We didn’t have a thing on our dance card, and so we went.  Plus, we always love doing our part to support children’s events.

It was another adventure.  Go out and make one for yourself today. 

Happy birthday, sweet Haley A!  Life is good in paradise, y’all!


Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

i'm not a fan of reptile food but lots of people are. as i say that i will admit to never tasting it! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

I'm a chicken and fish gal, myself. Just saying.

I'll bet the beads were a hit, for sure!

big hugs xoxo

Jean said...

Wow, look at all those beads!!!!!! I bet you were in frog-heaven! hahahahaaha...

I've never tried frog legs. I've had gator. It was not a pleasant experience for me. Long story.

Joy said...

You never know until you try, right? Hugs!

Janelee said...

Sorry I missed the frog legs. Some are better than none! However we would have had to find a hamburger for Gene - to legs or tails for him. Heading to Israel and Jordan on Sunday. Looking forward to a great trip, but it still would have been great to be going to FL also.

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!!!
A nice adventure, for a good purpose!
Happy Birthday to Haley A!

Big hugs!

Willy said...

Love frog legs. I live in a town - Conway Arkansas that has the largest festival in Arkansas. It is the Toadsuck Daze. Should come try it some time.

10-4 Willy

silverthoughts2 said...

I tried gator once, I want to try frog legs. Yeah, I'm a bit weird. lol