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Chokecherry Festival celebrates 10 years

Cordeleah Wolkenhauer, 3, of Pequot Lakes, drops a plinko chip in hopes of winning a prize Saturday, Aug. 5, at Pequot Lakes’ 10th annual Chokecherry Festival at Trailside Park. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal 1 / 3
Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal Coopor Wolkenhauer, 7, of Pequot Lakes, spits a cherry pit as far as he can at Pequot Lakes’ 10th annual Chokecherry Festival Saturday, Aug. 5, at Trailside Park.2 / 3
Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal Reece Cameron, 8, of Pequot Lakes, blindly drives a lawnmower while his dad, Jake, guides him through the course Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Chokecherry Festival in Pequot Lakes.3 / 3

Pequot Lakes' 10th annual Chokecherry Festival brought hours of fun to Trailside Park Saturday, Aug. 5, courtesy of the Pequot Lakes-Breezy Point Lions Club.

Kids and adults alike participated in a cherry pit spitting contest and a backseat driver game, where a blindfolded driver navigated a lawnmower through the course as the person in the trailer behind yelled out directions.

Children won prizes at games like plinko, ring toss and fishing.

Other activities for the day included a chokecherry culinary contest, crafters and food vendors.