Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Large Crowd Enjoys Louisville's Red Hills Festival

Good weather and a great crowd came together to make the Annual Red Hills Festival a big success over the Memorial Day weekend. Kicking off on Friday night with live music and a carnival, the festival activities never slowed down on Saturday as a fine group of vendors hawked their wares along South Columbus Avenue and Park Street. Items ranged from yard art and sculpture, clothing, furniture, jewelry, health products, snacks, ice cream and some of the best food around.

In addition to vendors, several community civic groups and causes were represented including Cornerstone Clinic, the Louisville Lions Club and the Mississippi State Extension Service.

While a count of festival goers is not available, it did appear that this year's crowd was one of the largest in recent history as folks not only shopped the festival but also took time to listen to the entertainment and political speakers on center stage.

The morning started with a bang as athletes participated in the Red Hills 5K/ Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run sponsored by the Junior Auxiliary. Later in the morning, the 2nd Annual Red Hills Pet Show for Youth between the ages of 6 and 14 was sponsored by the Louisville Historical & Preservation Board.

And always a crowd pleaser, the Red Hills Car Show had a record number 118 entries on display
throughout the day.

The Red Hills Festival is a cooperative effort among many local entities that include; the City of Louisville, the Winston County Economic Development Partnership members, local law enforcements, area sponsors and businesses and of course, the numerous volunteers who make the events possible.

A slideshow of photos from the festival and events can be seen by clicking here or on any of the photos above.