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Everybody is croaking about the 2013 Frog Festival which is now history. It was a perfect day for a small town festival in the south. Unlike last year when the rain came early and often, today was picture perfect....some say it was a little warm.
All the vendor spaces were filled and the crowd started coming in before the gates opened and continued through out the day.
Click below for more pictures from the festival.



Face Painting Zoe

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The Big Stage

9:00 Silver Mist

10:00 Corner School Theatre

11:00 Skylar Valenta

11:15 Lees Restaurant impersonators : Buddy Holly Hank Williams, Jr. Johnny Rivers

12:00 Forevermore

12:45 Showstoppers dancers

1:00 Jasper Swinging Squares

1:30 Sumiton Christian drama

2:00 The Kool Katz

3:00 Snafu

Please patronize our sponsors and tell them you appreciate their sponsorship of The Frog Festival

Adventure Travel

David's Discount Pharmacy & Gifts
Eddie's Frame & Trophy Shop

Bozeman's Cost Plus LLC

Joeletta Barrentine Attorney
Ken Glover Drug

Green Top Cafe

The Edwards Agency
W & D Company

Southwest Auto Sales

Lee's Family Restaurant & Dinner Theatre
M & M Automotive & Parts
Petey Ellis Automotive, Inc
Sumiton Machine
New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home
A. Lee Tucker, Attorney at Law
Alabama Power
Steven D. Gravlee, Attorney at Law
Pinnacle Bank

Bell Funeral Home Sumiton
Premier Health Center, LLC.
Yi Cuisine
M. Jonathan Glover, Jr., Attorney at Law
Sayre Auto Parts, Inc.

Bevil State Community College

AA Fluid Power Services, Inc
H & H Recycling Service, Inc.
Nelson Engineering Associates
Owen Brothers Wrecker Service
Sumiton QV

Click here for pictures from the 2012 Frog Festival

Click Here for Pictures from the 2011 Frog Festival




For Frog questions, contact:
Debora Ellis Garrison -- 205-648-3115
or Brenda Little-- 205-259-0550

See you the first Saturday in October.


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The Sumiton Frog Festival 10-02-2010

Frog Festival 2010FrogFest organizers ordered up a picture perfect day for this year's Frog Festival.
"At one point I stood in the middle of Main Street and looked in both directions and all you could see were smiling faces," said Jilda Watson. "There must have been eight thousand people there."
There were rides for the kids, great food, great crafts, and other neat stuff. It seemed like every other kid you saw carried a plastic container with a live frog, turtle or other exotic pet.

Click here for pictures from the festival.

Click here for car show pictures

Click here to read what Jilda Watson had to say about the Frog Festival.

Frog Festival Photos courtesy of Jerry Farris from Facebook

Pictures from George Alford

Note: you may have to log onto Facebook to see these photos.

Dale Short posted a YouTube slide show that is posted below.

Bob Miller
How the Sumiton Frog Festival Began

A Fable by Grandpappy (Bob Miller from Arizona)

Long-time Daily Mountain Eagle columnist Dale Short will be signing copies of his newest book at the Festival.

Turbo's Very Life, from NewSouth Books, is a 30-year retrospective of short fiction that Dale Shortwas, until now, only published in magazines—including Redbook, whose first national Young Writer Prize he won in 1977.

“It's a great feeling to finally have all these stories between hard covers on a shelf, after all this time,” Short says. “It's nice to publish fiction in magazines, but magazines have a way of disappearing after a few years.”

There'll also be copies for sale of Short's popular how-to book, A Writer's Tool Kit.

More information about his books can be found at

The Sumiton Frog Festival 2009

The 2009 Sumiton Frog had picture perfect weather again. The long-range forecast did not bode well but the rain moved out on Friday afternoon and the skies were blue as a swimming pool. It would be hard to order up a better day off a menu of Great Day option.
The air was cool before sunrise but when the sun peeked up above the horizon and burned off the early morning dew, the weather was perfect.
There is no way to count the number of people that attend the festival, but at one point looking down main street in either direction was wall-to-wall people>
The vendors seemed happy this year as people were not only out in droves, but they were buying more than in years past.
Below is a link to photos from this year's festival.

2009 Frog Festival Fhotos

Webmaster's Blog Note about the Frog Festival

I'm not sure you could have ordered up a better day for a small town festival. We arrived this morning just after dawn and set up our tent and table. I hadn't half finished setup when I realized I should have worn a jacket.
After the sun rose out of the east, and burned off the morning dew, the day warmed nicely.
Our booth was almost at the corner of State and Main Streets and as it turned out, it was a great location. We caught people coming and going. We saw so many old friends and well-wishers that I lost count.
We were a few booths away from the Crazy Hair booth and watching those kids come out of there was a scream.
This was our fourth Frog Festival and we've enjoyed them all. The Frog Festival is the perfect small-town festival. Admission is free, with music on two stages all day long. You can walk around and eat BBQ, funnel cakes, parched peanuts, and cotton candy. Jilda and I had lemonade squeezed fresh right before our eyes.
I had a great time today. The only downside was I got blazed. I knew better. I had sun screen in the car, but I didn't want to walk back and get it. So tonight, I'm paying the price.
It will be an yearly night because we are whupped.


October 3th 2009
Planning for the forth annual Sumiton Frog Festival in in the final stages. This year's festival should be bigger and better than ever before.
The long range forecast has the rain moving off to the east and blue skies and warm sun are predicted for FrogDay.
All of you favorite vendors are lined up to return on October 3rd along with great bands, interesting Arts & Crafts and some of the best food on the planet.
The Frog Festival Car Show sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 121 in Sumiton will start registration at 8 a.m. and the prizes will be awarded at 2 p.m.
The children's area includes a Pirate Ship, moon walk, super slide, climbing wall, jousting, and a baseball sports arena. Also for the kids - games, children's books, children's toys, face painting and crazy hair.
This year's festival will have two stages with talent packed schedules that will include gospel, jazz, country, folk, and southern rock.
The world famouse Frog T-Shirts will go on sale in the morning. Be sure to grab your shirt early before they sell out.
Parking for the event will be at Bevill State and the baseball park. Golf carts will transport people to and from their cars..
Mark you calendars now and plan to come join in on all the fun.

2008 Frog Festival

The 2008 Frog Festival enjoyed stellar weather again. The morning was cool as vendors scrambled to get their booths set up.
The number of vendors swelled to over 160 booths offering food, arts & crafts, horse riding, tee shirts, quilts, and information on just about anything you care to know about.
There was music in the air from two stages.
This year's festival was special in that it paid tribute to our veterans. More than thirty veterans from our nations wars were honored.
Bruce Hamrick, Chairman of the Walker County Commission presented Leldon McLeroy a belated Silver Star for his efforts during World War II.
Civil War enactment folks were on hand with demonstrations and displays.
The car show sponsored by the Boy Scout Troop 121 took place on the Bevill State Campus and awards of over $500 in cash and prizes for winners.
The Sumiton Frog Festival is a family oriented event with fun for the entire family. Face painting for the kids and a children's area

Last year's festival in October drew thousands of people for the event. The early autumn weather in Alabama is perfect for festivals.

Click here for photos of the 2008 Frog Festival


A Good Ol' Day in Sumiton
by Jilda Watson
Saturday October 4th, 2008 was a good old day. If you are of one of those folks who find themselves wishing for and dreaming of the good old days, if you long for the day when you walked down the street and your neighbor smiled at you, when it was safe for children to walk the sidewalk, if you dreamed of a town where the
people were not embarrassed or afraid to show their love for God and country, where soldiers were remembered and respected, where young and old, people of every
color and faith, well to do and not so well to do, walked the street without fear, where BBQ, fried fish, fried pies, and snickers and fresh lemonade flowed like milk and honey, where dulcimers, candles, wind chimes, and frogs of every kind were made with much love, where
the music and talent seemed to ooze from the streets themselves, then you should have been at the 2008 Frog Festival in
Sumiton, Alabama. For the third year, there was a place in Walker, County where time stood still, a place where we could all look back in a few years, and remember a good old day.