Fun at the festival: Smashing pumpkins at Shelton’s Mohegan School

Mohegan Elementary School second-grade student Samantha Post tests her strength with a mallet at the “Pumpkin Smasher” during the Mohegan Elementary School’s annual fall festival. (Photos by Brad Durrell)

“It’s fun,” Samantha, age 7, said of trying the autumn-themed game for the first time.

The festival included vendors, bake sale, games and prizes, face painting, a dunk booth, bounce houses, Dad’s Food Truck, raffles, and other activities.

Rainy weather limited some of the outdoor activities, but much of the festival was based inside.

The Oct. 4 festival was open to the public as well as the school community.