Jumping Frog Jubilee & Fair

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Third Weekend of May – Fun for the whole family!

Nothing quite like Angels Camp getting ready for the Frog Jump. Thanks to Gordy Long for this picture.

Nothing quite like Angels Camp getting ready for the Frog Jump. Thanks to Gordy Long for this picture.

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

The Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee is one of the longest running events in the State of California. Its earliest roots date back to 1893, held that year in Copperopolis. The fair eventually found a permanent home outside of Angels Camp. In the spirit of the old movie classic “State Fair,” the Calaveras County Fair is a blend of entertainment, exhibits, livestock, arena events, great food and our signature event, the International Frog Jump. This piece of Americana will have you Leaping to return year after year.

Today, few events illustrate the gold rush era, as well as the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee. Every May the entire community celebrates its history and its future. The tradition of county residents showing off their best still holds true today. The Calaveras County Fair has as many as 7000 exhibits. The junior livestock auction generated over $350,000 for the county’s youth.

The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee has grown to an event with more than 45,000 attendees. It is estimated that the Calaveras County Fair generates approximately $25.5 million in revenues through hotels, restaurants, retail, payroll and other related revenues.