This Frog Fest Near Cleveland Will Have You Hippity-Hopping For Joy This Summer

Once upon a time, there was a gambling man by the name of Jim Smiley. He captured a frog, named it Dan’l Webster, and trained the little guy to jump. He would bet against visitors, claiming that Dan’l Webster could jump further than any other frog in Calaveras County. Once stranger, intrigued by Smiley’s bet, fills Dan’l Webster with lead and captures his own frog to jump, successfully defeating the infamous gambler. This quirky story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, was written by Mark Twain in 1865, and it has impacted one Northeast Ohio community in an unusual way.

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For more information about the Valley City Frog Jump, check out its Facebook page here.

This unique community near Cleveland has an unusual celebration that’s unlike any other. Will you be competing this year?

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Address: Frog Jump Festival, 1250 Maple St, Valley City, OH 44280, USA