After making a delay to August in hopes that the festival could take place, the Nixa Chamber of Commerce has pulled the plug on Sucker Days.
The Chamber announced Tuesday that the 63rd Annual Sucker Days has been cancelled for 2020.
“The current recommendations would make it impossible to host the event as planned,” Chamber President Chris Russell said in a statement.
The Chamber had “rebooted” Sucker Days in 2019 with new entertainment and engagement options than in previous years. The organizers felt social distancing requirements would not allow them to put the new elements into play for 2020.
“We regret this decision had to be made, but in deference to public safety, it was necessary,” Russell wrote. “However, the Nixa Chamber of Commerce is considering doing an event later this summer (options and logistics are currently under evaluation) that would allow everyone to follow safe social distancing recommendations while celebrating our residents, businesses and first responders.”
The Chamber said that any sponsors, crafters, and vendors registered for the 2020 event will have a pre-reserved spot for 2021.