The Official Frogman Festival

March 1-2, 2025 | 9:30am – 6pm


The 3rd annual Frogman Festival will be held on Saturday, March 1st through Sunday, March 2nd, 2025, at Oasis Conference Center in Loveland, Ohio.

Doors open at 9:30 AM and will continue until 6 PM.

Over 50 unique vendors will be selling their art, crafts, and merchandise in the large ballroom. Speakers will be presenting their research in a separate room.

At noon, the Pied Piper of Loveland will lead a parade of costumed participants that is open to anyone interested.

Wander the Oasis to find the circus sideshows providing entertainment. Food and drink, including beer, will be available a la carte.

Meet Jeff Craig Founder and Director of Frogman Festival

After 15 years as a vendor at events with his paranormal maps, Hidden Ohio Map & Guide, and Map In Black, Jeff founded and organized the first Frogman Festival in 2023. The one-day event was held in Mason at Great Wolf Lodge. With 8 speakers and over 50 hand-picked vendors, as well as the first-ever Meta Zoo Tower Tournament, around 2000 people attended and participated in the event. The purpose of the Frogman Festival is to gather and celebrate the legend of the Frogman story as well as other strange and unusual stories in our region.

The festival provides an inclusive and accessible space for anyone and everyone. Tolerance and acceptance is at the forefront for all who attend, participate, and volunteer. Jeff has been a cartographer for 30 years in the field of map publishing and currently works in the utility industry. He has also been an instructor at Northern Kentucky University and other area schools teaching introductory geography courses. In 2005, he was awarded a grant by NKU to help research the sites that would later be included in the 1st edition of Hidden Ohio Map & Guide which was published in 2007. Also in 2007 Hidden Ohio Map & Guide received an honorable mention in the Cartography and Geographic Information Society annual map competition. In 2022, the Printing and Graphics Assoc awarded Map In Black, Best In Category for Map Process to Williams and Heintz, the printer of the map. Then in 2023, Hidden Ohio Map & Guide, 4th edition also received the annual award.

Meet Dr. John Stamey

Supporter of Frogman Festival

In 2022, when Jeff Craig met Dr. John Stamey at the Wytheville UFO Festival after first seeing him the night before on TV coincidentally, they immediately garnered the impetus to work on an event which Jeff had been planning, a festival for the elusive Frogman of Ohio. Jeff went back to Cincinnati and quickly began planning the event for 2023. John lent support from his remote location in South Carolina. John is best known for his appearance on the TV show The UnXplained with William Shatner where he provided his insights to the Moon-Eyed People of western North Carolina. John runs several cons in the US southeast related to Bigfoot and Pop Culture. He hosts the weekly podcast, ScaryCast and writes publications about various topics from The South Carolina Lizardman to UFO’s to computer science.

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Loveland Magazine Managing Editor at last year’s Loveland Frogman Festival. Read his story


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