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.
Mom’s shirt says this is the 28th annual Frog Rodeo. Stuffed frogs were also available.
So many possibilities for souvenirs to take home.
There were games and play areas for kids.
Here humans can throw baseballs at the red square on the right.
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 can go inside and try to walk on water.
Humans throw bean bags at these frogs
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,
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,
the children may spray water on the frog to encourage frog jumping to the winner circle.
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.
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.