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.
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
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:
Scholarships awarded to graduates from Nixa High School.
Donations to Project Graduation.
Donations to Nixa JROTC.
Donations to various organizations in the Nixa Community.