Duncan, OK: Heat Doesn’t Thwart Fun At Duncan Summerfest

By Judi Boland  |  The Lawton Constitution


DUNCAN  Even with all the trees in Fuqua Park the sun beat down on both visitors and vendors at Summerfest.

Laci Darr was manning a duck “pond” where children were guaranteed to win a prize whether small, medium or large.

“It’s been really slow but I think it’s because it’s so hot,” she said. This was the third year she and her family have been to Duncan for Summerfest.

Summerfest featured dozens of vendors selling their wares along with an International Festival

This is the first time Stefan Halloway from Oklahoma City has brought his food truck to Duncan. He said he travels all over the state to different events selling a wide variety of food.

“We do it all,” Halloway said, “but here the best sellers have been the fried catfish and deep fried corn on the cob.”

A little further into the park Ron and Elaine Wilson are selling a lot of corn dogs, funnel cakes and lemonade from their stand.

Elaine Wilson said they have not been to Summerfest for a long time but used to come when their daughter lived in Duncan.

“We’ve been doing this for 24 years and usually we have every weekend booked, but this one was open so we decided to come here,” she said.

Kevin Durham said while he has not done as badly as some of the vendors, he still has not sold as much as he would like.

His canopy, both inside and out was filled with sheets, comforters, jewelry and decorative items.