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Calaveras Fair Begins

The 2010 Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee runs today through Sunday at the Frogtown fairgrounds just south of Angels Camp.

Calaveras Fair Marketing Director, Laurie Giannini, was the KVML “Newsmaker of the Day.” 

The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee has grown to an event with more than 35,000 attendees. It is estimated that the Calaveras County Fair generates approximately 25.5 million dollars in revenues through hotels, restaurants, retail, payroll and other related revenues.

Each year during the Frog Jump an average of 2,000 frogs will participate. The top 50 frogs qualify for the International Frog Jump Grand Finals, which are held on Sunday of the Jubilee at 4:00 pm. The current world’s record was set in 1986 by Rosie the Ribeter. Rosie jumped 21′ 53/4″. The cash prize for breaking the world record is $5000.

The Jumping Frog Jubilee is held the 3rd weekend of every May. The Jubilee starts with a kiddie parade in downtown Angels Camp at 10am and ends with a Destruction Derby on Sunday evening. The Calaveras County Fair has a unique history and a bright future. The 2004 Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee will be May 13-16.

More information can be found at www.frogtown.org

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.

Written by mark@mlode.com