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Out and About: Applefest offers bushels of fun

3M employees, who call themselves the Punkin Monkeys, operated the pumpkin catapult they engineered called Gourdzilla, version 2.1.0. (Echo Press photo by Stacie Kimball)1 / 4
Bill Seykora of Alexandria demonstrated his master pumpkin carving abilities and explained his skills to visitors. (Echo Press photo by Stacie Kimball)2 / 4
Wagon rides were offered and Duncan Frank of St. Cloud received an up close and personal view of one of the horses.3 / 4
The crowd looked on as pumpkins were launched through the air on the hill behind the winery. (Echo Press photo by Stacie Kimball)4 / 4

Carlos Creek Winery held its fourth annual Applefest on Saturday.

People of all ages attended and participated in a number of activities that were offered including catapult pumpkin tossing, a Céilidhs barn dance, wagon rides, yard games, pumpkin carving demonstrations, winery tours, wine tasting and food booths.