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Ways of Giving


Saturday, April 29th • 10 am – 4 pm
Held at the Redding Community Center
37 Lonetown Rd, Redding, CT

Drawing on Mark Twain’s beloved short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County for inspiration, the Frog Frolic Committee’s take on a children’s country fair is as Mr. Clemens intended: a day of leisure dedicated to food, family, friends and, of course, fun and games.

Boasting a mix of creative arts and crafts activities, old-fashioned games, a Kiss-A-Frog booth, a well-priced children’s book sale, and a Tom Sawyer-esque fence painting activity, kids of all ages will delight in these attractions and more.

Throughout the day, caregivers with toddlers will find respite in Aunt Polly’s Bubble Garden while stellar musical and martial art talent from within the Redding community will take center stage.

The Fairytale Food Court will be the perfect place to enjoy a well-priced appetizing lunch with family and friends though traditional fair snacks such as popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones will abound.

After an enlightening adventure through Touch-A-Truck Land spend time out-bidding a neighbor at the extraordinary Silent Auction or pose for a photo with one of many Storybook Characters greeting guests throughout the day.

Fair-goers with energy to spare will enjoy bouncing on one of three giant inflatables. The only thing missing at the fair is a frog jumping contest, however, we are grateful to New Pond Farm for bringing along live amphibians to round out our day.

Parking and admission are free. Tickets are available for purchase to play games, make crafts and ride the giant inflatables. All proceeds from the fair go to support the Mark Twain Library.

The Frog Frolic is intended to be held outdoors, but in the event of rain we will move indoors.

Get Involved
To be a volunteer, please click here to fill out our volunteer sign-up form.

Volunteer Shifts
Set-up              8:00 am – 10:00 am
Shift 1             9:45 am – 1:00 pm
Shift 2             12:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Clean up          4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Bake a Cake
“Kentucky Derby” is the chosen theme of this year’s 9th Annual Cake Walk. Let your imagination fly and decorate to your heart’s content!  All entries will be judged solely on appearance and will be awarded as prizes in the Cake Walk so everyone is a winner! Young bakers are encouraged with both an adult and junior divisions. Please email if you plan to bake a cake.

Sponsorship and Silent Auction
Sponsorship is a meaningful way to help the Mark Twain Library and our community. Hop into the fun by becoming a proud sponsor of the Frog Frolic or donate an item to its ribbiting Silent Auction. Please contact Betsy Higgins at

Thank You
The Frog Frolic is made possible by the help of a wonderful and dedicated group of volunteers and the generous goodwill of the entire Redding community.  It is through this generosity and our sponsors that we can work towards the Library’s mission to honor Mark Twain’s vision of this library as a center for intellectual, educational, social and cultural enrichment.