Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee
Ages: 0 and up
Cost: admission is $8 and up | carnival wristbands $20
Parking: Yes - dirt lot, $
Features: Stroller Friendly, Snack Stand, Restrooms, Discounts, Family Friendly, Handicap Accessible, Picnic Area
Held annually on the third weekend in May, the Calaveras County Fair & Frog Jumping Jubilee is steeped in rich history. During the area's gold mining heyday, Calaveras County was prosperous and attracted many visitors including Samuel Clemens, or as he is commonly known, Mark Twain. A trip to Angels Camp inspired Twain to pen "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," and since, the Calaveras County Fair has included frog jumping as one of its signature events.
Today, the fair features local food, arts, and wine exhibits; musical, dance, and variety entertainment; rodeo, horse events, and livestock exhibits; as well as a great carnival for those of any age.
The 2013 Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee runs from May 16 - 19. Discounted tickets and carnival wristbands may be purchased online until May 15, and of course tickets are available at the event. KIDS UNDER 12 ARE FREE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY ONLY. Children under the age of 5 are FREE all days.
A daily schedule of events is available here. To participate in the Frog Jumping Jubilee, participants must be pre-registered; to find out more, please visit the fair's webpage.
Reviewed on 06/28/2011
I used a "Half-Price Hookup" to purchase admission tickets to the Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee, and thank goodness I did. If I'd had to pay full price for fair admission, I'd have been even more disappointed with the fair than I was.
I don't have a lot of other county fair experiences to compare this to, but there just didn't seem like much to actually DO at the fair. My kids (oldest is 11, youngest is 5) were...more