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Ottertail Pumpkin Fest: It's gonna be huge

Pictured is 2-year-old Sawyer Hawes, the grandson of Ottertail resident Dave Hawes, with one of his grandpa's giant pumpkins. Dave was the winner of last year's weigh-off, and plans to enter again this year. Submitted photo

Ottertail's 12th annual Pumpkin Festival is coming up this Saturday, Oct. 20. From noon to 3 p.m., there will be face painting, pumpkin carving, food available and a chance for kids to win bikes. Also happening will be the Pumpkin Weigh-Off, a contest for the biggest and ugliest pumpkins. Free will donations will be accepted at the Pumpkin Festival, with all proceeds going to Friends of Friends Fighting Hunger in Otter Tail County. Submitted photo