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Dec 19, 2008 07:56 AM

Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival, Jan. 15-18

Has anyone been to this? I've never eaten frog legs, but I'm thinking about going and would love to hear from someone who has been in the past. Is it really crowded? Is it family friendly (I have young children)? How are the frog legs?

Thank you so much!

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  1. frogs legs get ready for the old cliche taste like chiken they are very good fried with lots of garlic. just dont think of kermit ribit

    1. I've never been to the festival, but I've been to Fellsmere. There is not much going on there. I doubt there will be anything resembling a crowd

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      1. re: sarge

        Believe me, there WILL be a crowd. So many people that , many times, they run out of frog legs. Like the Grant Seafood Festival, I chose to stay away for the 25 years I lived in Vero Beach. Neither festival has anything to offer that you can't get during the year, except the crowds. ymmv

      2. This festival is about 50 miles from where I live and I have been every year for about the last 15 years. There is always a good crowd there but it is not usually "overcrowded". It is family friendly and my kids have always enjoyed it. There is a full midway with carnival / fair type rides and games for them plus things like frog catching etc. Both the frog legs and alligator tail are excellent and not wild or gamey tasting so you should try one of the combo dinners since you have not been before. Just better get there early as they usually run out of frog legs between 7-8 pm. (NOTE: There are many other types of more "conventional" food like hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, etc available on the midway if the kids totally refuse to try the frog legs & gator) There are many vendor booths with crafts etc for sale. There are helicopter and mechanical bull rides. There are live bands but the music varies by the day so you may want to check the entertainment schedule before deciding which day you want to go. All in all, this festival offers something for everyone and I can't really imagine anyone that's been not enjoying it. PS: If you get there early you can probably find a parking place downtown and within easy walking distance, otherwise you may have to park at Mesa Park and ride the bus. Also, remember it ends early on Sunday if you go that day which I do not recommend. Hope this helps.

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        1. re: tom45x

          Do you know if the Frog Legs served at this festival are frozen or fresh?

          I like them, however, they do taste different from fresh to frozen.


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