DUNCAN, Oklahoma (KAUZ) – Our pride tour of Duncan’s hometown kicks off Tuesday with the Wine’n on the Chisholm Trail festival.
It is a wine festival that celebrated a long history of cowboys, all of those who trekked the Oklahoma trails to raise cattle from Texas to Kansas in the 1800s.
“The Chisholm Trail is always very vibrant in our community,” said Destiny Ahlfinger, General Manager of Main Street Duncan. “There are still Chisholm Trail markers throughout our community, especially where these cattle drove, so it’s just part of our culture and our heritage and it’s something we still do today.”
Originally run by the Duncan Ambuc Chapter, the Wine’n on the Chisholm Trail is now run by Main Street Duncan and it’s a fun event for those 21 and over.
“On Fridays we have dinner for them to come and enjoy the wines as well as the brewery,” Ahlfanger said. “They will take a little break, shop and come back and enjoy more wine.”
“Usually go with my best friend David, we’re having a blast,” festival attendee Cindy Mann said. “It’s just a great way for the community to connect in a fun atmosphere.”
“There have been a lot of cancellations of things people enjoyed doing, so we’re really excited about the wine festival,” said Kristin Arrington, president of Wine’n on the Chisholm Trail Festival.
And share the story of what happened in this community with others.
“Many years ago there was a celebration of the Chisholm Trail, we each dressed as true historical figures of that time and gave a little presentation on the facts of this person. It was a lot of fun, ”Mann said.
“My favorite part of the Wine’n on the Chisholm Trail festival is just seeing our community come out, sit next to the beautiful myrtle wall mural and taste wine samples of new friendships, this is truly an event with great camaraderie, ”Ahlfanger said.
Wine’n on the Chisholm Trail begins on Friday with an Italian-style dinner and live music.
And on Saturday, attendees can sample samples of Oklahoma wineries and food trucks.
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