Frog Rodeo in Empire, Colorado

We went to a frog rodeo!  Zeb and Soapy Smith Duck went with their moms to Empire, Colorado Saturday.

First stop was here to purchase frog rodeo t-shirts.

28th annual Frog Rodeo

28th annual Frog Rodeo

Mom’s shirt says this is the 28th annual Frog Rodeo.  Stuffed frogs were also available.

Lots of frog items

Ducks like frogs

So many possibilities for souvenirs to take home.

Many booths, many choices!

Many booths, many choices!

There were games and play areas for kids.

Ducks would like this

Ducks would like this, too

Here humans can throw baseballs at the red square on the right.

Hit the red square and in the water he goes

Hit the red square and in the water he goes

If the red square is hit, the boy on the seat inside will fall into the water.  Money goes to a good cause of course.    We like these huge bubbles on the water.

Humans have so much fun

Humans have so much fun

Humans can go inside and try to walk on water.

Humans throw bean bags at these frogs

Toss bean bag in mouth and win!

Toss bean bag in mouth and win!

and win a prize if bean bag goes in frog’s mouth.

One of the main events is a frog race.  Humans rent a frog.  Little humans sit on this tarp,

Getting ready

Getting ready

put the frog on the tarp in the center circle and place a plastic cup over frog.  At the signal, the plastic cup is removed and the frog is to run or hop to the outside circle.  If the frog does not willingly race to the outer circle,

Jump frog!

Jump frog!

the children may spray water on the frog to encourage frog jumping to the winner circle.

The frog is a winner!

The frog is a winner!

There were several frog races Saturday.  This is something we never saw before.  You should attend a frog rodeo near you, or come to Empire, Colorado next year.

There is still more.  Here humans are using hula-hoops.

Hula-hoop time!

Hula-hoop time!

This was a good day.  The weather was nice and everybody seemed to have a good time.  The bands were good, too.  Be sure to visit festivals near you, or come to Colorado and enjoy festivals here.

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