They're back: Pequot's Pumpkin Capers return

Each Halloween the group decorates pumpkins left outside of downtown businesses on the sly

The Pumpkin Capers hit up this pumpkin outside of Joe's Pizza on Front Street. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal

The Pumpkin Capers strike again.

Just as downtown Pequot Lakes business owners began to wonder if the group that secretly and mysteriously decorates pumpkins left outside businesses would show up this year, the Capers left their mark across town.

The group once again decorated pumpkins at random businesses and left a note: "We hope you like your PUMPKIN from your friendly PUMPKIN CAPERS!"

The Pumpkin Capers is a group of local people who love the town of Pequot Lakes and enjoy leaving the decorated pumpkins each Halloween to put smiles on people's faces.


Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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