Frog Fest deemed a success

By LEA RIZZO, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 10/12/17

SUMITON — Sumiton’s annual Frog Festival, which was held last Saturday, was considered by officials to be a success, with a huge crowd reported, as well as the largest number of vendors the event has ever had.

This year, vendor booth spaces were also extended further down State Street than in years past, with 182 vendor spaces occupied.

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Frog Fest deemed a success

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SUMITON — Sumiton’s annual Frog Festival, which was held last Saturday, was considered by officials to be a success, with a huge crowd reported, as well as the largest number of vendors the event has ever had.

This year, vendor booth spaces were also extended further down State Street than in years past, with 182 vendor spaces occupied.

Debora Garrison, one of the Frog Festival’s organizers, said she spoke to several vendors and “all of them I talked with had a really good day and they were planning to come back” next year.

She said a couple of vendors didn’t show up due to the threat of weather from Hurricane Nate.

Although a couple of small rain showers occurred during the day, it didn’t stop people from attending. Garrison said that Main Street was packed all day, shoulder to shoulder.

The event ran smoothly, with no arrests or other incidents being reported by the Sumiton Police Department.

“Overall, I was really pleased with the Frog Fest,” Garrison said. “We appreciate everybody coming. We had people from all over,” including people from Texas, Georgia and Oklahoma.

When asked if the event will see any changes in the future, she said that there have already been suggestions made for things to be added next year, including a story time with the Sumiton Library.

“Anybody who has a suggestion can bring it to us,” she added, and encouraged young people “with new ideas” to become involved with the planning of the Frog Festival.