Descanso Gopher Festival


Descanso, recognized world wide as the gopher capital of the world, is proud to be the permanent host for the Annual Descanso Gopher Festival. (D.G.F.)

Considered by many to be the worlds largest Labor Day weekend celebration for the gopher, this year will be no exception! 

The festival opens Saturday morning, September 2nd, at 10 am (location to be announced).  Be sure to join us Sunday and Monday, too, for loads of fun for everyone!

More than 6 Spectacular Events and Activities with over 1  Specialty Act Including:

bullet Gopher Arts & Crafts
bullet Gopher Barbeque & Cook-off Competition
bullet Gopher Hunting Seminars with special appearance by Bob “Gopher Getter” Johnston
bullet1.3 mile biking & gopher trail hike
bullet Pistol & Rifle Gopher Target Competition
bullet Labor Day Parade followed by the crowning of this year’s Gopher Queen!

And much more!

Last years crowd gathers for crowning of Miss Gopher Queen of 2005