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      Sucker Day Festival in Wetumka

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      September 24, 2011

       

      212 S Canadian
      Wetumka, Oklahoma

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      Sucker Day Festival

      The annual Sucker Day Festival in Wetumka celebrates the city business owners that were "suckered" by a flim-flam man selling tickets to a non-existing circus. In the early 1950s, a man named F. Bam Morrison entered Wetumka and persuaded residents to put up the money to bring a circus to town. Morrison sold advance tickets while citizens prepared for the crowds with the purchase of food, beverages and souvenirs. The citizens of Wetumka lined the streets on the morning the circus parade was scheduled to march down Main Street. Nothing happened. Morrison had left the night before with money in his pocket and the citizens of Wetumka learned that they had been swindled.

      • Wetumka City Park
        212 S Canadian
        Wetumka, OK 74883
        Phone: 405-452-3237 405-452-3013

      • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant
      • General Information: Free admission
      • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking
      • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): US-75
      • Projected Attendance: 4,000

      Categories: Festivals

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