Wetumka, Oklahoma: Home of Sucker Day

Welcome sign at town entrance boasts of its annual Sucker Day, celebrating the time that the town was conned by a circus in 1950.
598-464 N. Main St., Wetumka, OK
North edge of town, on the west side of US-75/N. Main St., at its intersection with W. Helen Ave.
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Welcome to Wetumka, "Home of Sucker Day." The town started a celebration when they discovered they had been conned for a circus coming to town, after they had prepared with food, cleaning, and hotel rooms. Instead of being mad, the town turned into a festive party in 1950.

[Patsy Lewis, 11/18/2020]

Sucker Day is celebrated on the last Saturday in September.

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