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Published 11:06am Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer fun, activities continue this weekend

Fairs, festivals and the craziest days of summer sales all come to the lakes area this weekend. Historic church anniversaries, class reunions and fundraisers continue to highlight summer activities for those returning to Otter Tail County.

The East Otter Tail County Fair returns to Perham with a number of rides, exhibits, food, demolition derby, tractor pull and a street dance.

Battle Lake and Frazee hold their annual festivals on Friday through Sunday. Wenonga Days fills the streets of Battle Lake with a number of art and food vendors to celebrate one of the most active lakeshore communities in the county. Frazee’s 56th annual Turkey Days will celebrate the town’s favorite bird with an antique tractor show, parade and much more.

Crazy Days are back in Fergus Falls. Shops around town will offer some of the best sales and deals of the year through the weekend.

 

Friday

• Crazy Days, all day, in Fergus Falls and WestRidge Mall

• EOTC Fair, all day, in Perham

• 56th annual Turkey Days, all day, in Frazee

• Wenonga Days, all day, in Battle Lake

• OTC Museum and State Hospital exhibits, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Pelican Rapids Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• The Stick and String Naturalist at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m

• Mobile food drop for residents of OTC at the Parkers Prairie Elementary School gym, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• Guided tours of the RTC, 2 p.m.

• Class of 1963 50th Reunion at Mabel Murphy’s, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

• Walking tour of historic downtown Battle Lake, 6:30 p.m.

• Car races, 7 p.m. at the I-94 Speedway

• Ron and Opal Erickson, 7 p.m., Dalton Opera House

• Summer musical “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” presented by A Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.

• Moths at Midnight at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, 10 p.m.

 

Saturday

• Crazy Days, all day, in Fergus Falls and WestRidge Mall

• EOTC Fair, all day, in Perham

• 56th annual Turkey Days, all day, in Frazee

• Wenonga Days, all day, in Battle Lake

• Henning Fly-In, 7 a.m. to noon, at Henning Municipal Airport

• OTC Museum and State Hospital exhibits, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Hoot Lake Triathlon, 8 a.m., Godel Park, Fergus Falls

• Pelican Rapids Art in the Park at Sherin and Peterson Parks, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Turtle Races in Battle Lake, 11 a.m.

• Dough 4 Joe in Elizabeth, 11 a.m.

• Class of 1963 50th Reunion at Bigwood Event Center, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

• St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 125th Anniversary, 7:30 p.m service with refreshments and social hour to follow.

• Summer musical “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” presented by A Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.

 

Sunday

• Crazy Days, all day, in Fergus Falls and WestRidge Mall

• EOTC Fair, all day, in Perham

• 56th annual Turkey Days, all day, in Frazee

• Wenonga Days, all day, in Battle Lake

• Northern Lights Gospel Quartet in Concert, Maplewood Lutheran Church in Maplewood State Park, 9:30 a.m.

• St. Paul Lutheran Church 125th Anniversary service, 10:30 a.m. with a Lion’s Pork dinner at noon

• St. James Catholic Church Summerfest, 10:30 a.m., in Maine

• Summer musical “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” presented by A Center for the Arts, 2 p.m.

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