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May 11 & 12, 2018


Welcome to Nixa Sucker Day

& Craft Festival


A local barber named Finis Gold started Nixa Sucker Day in 1957, and it has since been a longstanding tradition with the people of Nixa, Missouri. Locals would often close up shop and skip school for the day to go grabbin’ for Suckers. The fish were then frozen until there was enough for a big fish fry. Nixa Sucker Day was the result of this annual tradition. This event provides fun for the whole family, along with good food and lots of entertainment. Click here to see locals grabbin’

PaPa says, “No use going ‘til the Dogwoods and Redbuds are in full bloom!!!”

Serving of the Sucker Day Meal begins at noon (Saturday May 12, 2018) following the National Anthem.  The meal consists of Sucker Fish or BBQ Beef, Home-made Cole Slaw, Deep-Fried Potatoes, Home-Made Baked Beans, Slice of Bread, and Drink.  All this for only $8.00 per person.

 Get your meal ticket in advance for $7.00 per person! Send check or money order along with how many tickets, name, phone number, and mailing address to: Nixa Sucker Day

PO Box 1151 Nixa MO  65714


Sucker Day isn’t just about the great food and fun activities here in Nixa.  Proceeds from Sucker Day activities are used to assist many worthwhile projects right here in our fair city, such as:

Finis Gold