2009 Rayne Frog Festival

By Charlie Bartlett - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – It's a festival unlike any other.  Residents celebrated their 37th Rayne Frog Festival.

"It's the best place to see frogs, eat frogs, jump frogs, and race frogs," said Cheryl McCarty.

"The community comes together, people all over the world actually come and people just enjoy frogs," said Sarah Mouton.

The festival is also a celebration of Rayne's heritage as the single largest worldwide shipper of frog legs throughout most of the 20th century.  It's a tradition they're proud to celebrate.

"I like coming here and working. I get to meet people from out of state, all over the country, and out of the country," said Skylar Cahanin.

Full of music, entertainment, and great food were part of the festival, but the crowd favorites were the frog racing and jumping.

"We've had a the frog derby competition where we crowned the new frog derby queen and we've also had some frog racing going on," said Kristy Curlee.

Another big attraction was the singing frog stand.

"They're just a wonderful item for the frog festival, what's better than a frog," said Corey Littleton.

It's the biggest frog party in the world, hoping to make an impact in the community.

"People really get to come to a small community, see this community have a large heart and truly be successful," said McCarty.

Jump on over to frog festival for an experience you'll never forget.

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