If you live in an apartment in Ridgeland, SC, then you get to enjoy a festival that is all your own. Starting today and running through Saturday, October 6 is the Gopher Hill Festival.
The 41st Annual Gopher Hill Festival is here, and Time to celebrate! This is Jasper County's centennial year, so the theme for 2012 is "Educators Through the Years".
On Thursday, October 4 will the Pink Tub Race the Baking Contest, Gopher Idol Talent Contest, Pet Competition followed by a spectacular firework show.
On October 5th at 6:00 pm, the fun continues with the Gopher Hill Food and Craft Market. At 8:00 p.m. it’s time to pull out the dancing shoes as the bandstand comes alive for your entertainment with the Fabulous Expressions. Join us for the shag contest at 10:00 p.m.
Saturday morning will showcase the 5K Run/Walk at 7:30 a.m. and the Grand Gopher Hill Parade at 10:00 a.m. The parade will be announced LIVE from the Clock, corner of Main St. and Jacob Smart Blvd. The parade will pay tribute to our present and retired educators with floats. Parade bicycles will be judged for the best decorated bicycle. Afterwards, the festival streets will be filled with arts and craft exhibitors showing off their creations. There will be a variety of food vendors, rides, and all types of fun activities for the entire family.
Also on Saturday, is the Open Car Show. Main Stage activities will start immediately after the parade with local talents entertaining during the day.
Saturday Night Entertainment begins with the street dance at 6:30 p.m on the Main Stage featuring Jason Courtney and recording artists Confederate Railroad from Nashville, Tennessee.
Information from gopherhillfestival.org