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Pumpkins pelted at Pet Fest

STEADY ON HER PAWS - Calli the retriever tries out the dog obstacle course at Long Lake’s Pet Fest Saturday, Oct. 8, guided by Victoria and Andy Castro.

STEADY ON HER PAWS - Calli the retriever tries out the dog obstacle course at Long Lake’s Pet Fest Saturday, Oct. 8, guided by Victoria and Andy Castro. Photo by John Grybos.

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Adam Reynolds performed covers of popular songs for attendees at the Long Lake Pet Fest.

— The third Oktober/Pet Fest at the Long Lake ball field offered activities for man and beast Oct. 8.

A pet maze was staked into the ground near a dog obstacle course featuring three heights of hurdles and a seesaw, and a pet contest gave dogs and their keepers a chance to show off.

The festival wasn't all pet-centric. A kids' zone offered a bounce house and a sumo-style inflatable game. Vendor stalls offered regional items and food for hungry attendees.

Magician Bob Shelley, musical performers Adam Reynolds and John Hill took the stage Saturday to entertain visitors.

The Punkin' Chunkin' contest asked contestants to build a catapult to send their pumpkins flying down the ball field.

The first place pumpkin chucker was a catapult dubbed Tamarack Attack from Brittany Olbert and friend Trevor, with a verified range of 200 feet. The Dominator took second place and was built by Chris Howe, Thom Ross and Nick Luxford. Puppies Don't Fly by Jim Waite finished third.

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