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The Frog Jump

The top 50 frogs qualify for the International Frog Jump Grand Finals, which are held on Sunday afternoon of the Jubilee. The current worlds record was set in 1986 by Rosie the Ribeter. Rosie jumped 21 53/4. The cash prize for breaking the world record is $50

World Record Holders

1986 - Lee Giudici –World Champion

Frog-“Rosie the Ribiter - 21’ 5 3/4”

1984-Janet Seiber

Frog-“Weird Harold “-21’ 1 1/2”

1983-Bruce Hamilton

Frog-“Johnny Jumper”-20’ 3 3/8 “

1976-Denny Matasci

Frog-“E Davey Croakett– 20’ 3”

1966 –Proctor & Ha

Frog- “Ripple” - 19’ 3 1/8”

1964-Proctor & Ha

Frog- Rusty—17’ 1 1/8”

1953-Roy Weimer

Frog- “Can’t Take It”-16’10”

1944-Merlin Fisher

Frog- “Maggie” -16’ 2”

1938-Eddie Robinson

Frog- “Zip”- 15’ 10”

1937—W.G. Daniels

Frog- “Emmett Dalton”-13’ 5”

1930 - Louis R. Fischer

Frog- "Pride of San Joaquin"- 12' 10"

1929-O. Elliott

Frog- “Hooligan” – 4’

1928 - Louis R. Fischer

Frog-"Pride of San Joaquin" 3' 9"

The Frog Jumping Competition begins the Thursday, first day of the Jumping Frog Jubilee,. Contestants can choose to jump for fun on our smaller, Luly Pad stage, or jump to qualify for the finals. Jumping continues on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning. The International Frog Jump finals are held on Sunday afternoon. The top 50 jumps from the four days of Fair (and some from santionced jumps) will be entered into the Grand Finals. Contestants can bring their own frog, or use one of ours. You get to name your frog and attempt to crown him/her the new champion!

The frogs jumped at the Jubilee live in our "Frog Spa" during the four days of Fair. The Frog Spa is open for tours daily. They are treated with the upmost care and respect.

In 1933 the California Fish and Game Commission became involved in order to regulate and protect the welfare of the California bullfrog. In 1995 the Board of Directors of the 39th District Agricultural Association adopted the Frog Welfare Policy. Underscoring the Fairs commitment to treat the frogs in a humane manner.

Professional Frog Teams travel from all over the state to compete. Past champions get to camp at our beautiful Frog Pond. If you are looking for some tips on how to jump, find one of our Frog Teams. They are true professionals!

The Jumping Frog Jubilee is held the 3rd weekend of every May. The Jubilee starts with a childrens parade in downtown Angels Camp and ends with a Destruction Derby on Sunday evening. The Calaveras County Fair has a unique history and a bright future.

"If not us, who? If not now, when? " President Ronald Reagan.

In the fall of 2008 a group of Calaveras County residents decided to take action and form a foundation whose sole purpose was to enhance, support and create additional community involvement and participation while maintaining the amazing history the Fair enjoys. The Friends of the Calaveras County Fair, a non-profit organization was formed. Today the organization has many accomplishments to their credit, including the Ranch House. Membership to this worthwhile organization is $25 per family annually.

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