Frog Jumping Contest

Frog jumping was made famous in a short story by Mark Twain, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." Held annually since 1928, a 1986 record jump of 21 feet, 5 3/4 inches still stands, set by Rosie the Ribeter.

Charlton has its own version of ‘Leaping Lizards’ where residents hunt for what they believe will be a great jumping frog in the local wetlands. Of course, great care is taken for their good health when bringing their friend to the contest. Frogs are placed on a tree stump and as fans patiently await, sometimes spurred on by clapping, the frog takes its giant leap.

Measures are taken and judges tally the results to find the greatest jumper in Charlton. Come join the fun! Please see Frog Jumping Contest Rules and Regulations (PDF) before proceeding.

Contest Details

Post-Contest Release

Contestants will be responsible to ensure that each frog is safely returned at the conclusion of the frog jumping contest to the respective location where it was caught.