Photos by Dani Koenen

The annual OtterFest celebration featured large crowds and plenty of activities over the weekend in Ottertail. The highlight of Saturday was the parade featuring entries from Ottertail Aggregate and AutoFix, as well as the Ottertail Lakers 4-H group. 

Henning Festival royalty Kaylee Godding, Brielle Thalmann and Mackenzie Andrews and the East Otter Tail Dairy Princesses featuring Ella Horn were just some of the royalty that were part of Saturday’s parade. 

Shelby Loock throws out some candy from a Henning fire truck during Saturday’s parade through downtown Ottertail. 

Photos by Dani and Chad Koenen

There were plenty of activities for children throughout the day at OtterFest on Saturday. The petting zoo featured everything from barnyard animals to rabbits, as well as a show from Nick the Magician and inflatable rides. The day also included plenty of candy in the parade and even a few chances to get sprayed by a water gun during the parade. OtterFest got underway on Friday night with the annual demo derby, which once again featured children crashing battery powered vehicles into one another.