Gopher Hill draws huge crowds

  • One of the three Gopher Hill grand marshals included State Farm Insurance
  • A minion visited the Gopher Hill Festival Saturday morning and took time to take some photos with a few children.
  • Sheffield Oil Company was one of the three grand marshals this year for the Gopher Hill festival.
  • The Dixie Jubilee band performed a song they wrote especially for the Gopher Hill Festival
  • Sauls Funeral Home was recognized as one of three grand marshals for this year's Gopher Hill Festival.
  • Magic Marc entertained the crowd Saturday afternoon during the festival.
  • The mechanical bull was enjoyed by children of all ages.
  • Gillisonville Baptist Church had a float in the parade Saturday with a fall theme.

The 46th Annual Gopher Hill Festival drew large crowds as the weather remained good throughout the three-day event. The parade was attended by thousands and crowds continued to gather during the festival to enjoy food vendors, arts and crafts and entertainment. The parade featured three grand marshals this year, including Sauls Funeral Home, Sheffield Oil Company and State Farm Insurance Agent Tommy Rhodes. (photos by: Shellie Murdaugh/Jasper County Sun Times)