Fellsmere began as a year-round agricultural haven for northern farmers. Today the city of approximately 5,000 residents hasn’t strayed far from its roots, remaining small and rural in character, with an economy based on citrus crops and cattle. The growing community is proud to host the Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival, a city fundraiser for local children, which attracts about 70,000 people each year. Incorporated in 1915, Fellsmere rests in between Orlando and West Palm Beach, about 90 miles from each…Read More
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Now the town is growing. In 2007, it annexed some 18,000 acres more than doubling the land area of the town. But it still ranks behind Vero Beach and Sebastian in population. City officials hope the increased size will allow for revenue producing commercial development.
Fellsmere has many activities for both residents and visitors, including the annual Frog Leg Festival in January, Cracker Play Day Rodeo in March, and many festivals throughout the year attracting country music names such as Billy Ray Cyrus and Charlie Daniels.