For 52 years, Greater Andover Days has been a wonderful tradition celebrating our great city of Andover. We had hoped to bring a great festival to our citizens this year as well, but unfortunately, we must announce that the majority of our events for this year are canceled.
The decision to cancel was not an easy decision to make, but the health and safety of our citizens, staff, volunteers, and vendors is our top priority. As you may know, Ottaway Amusements has canceled all events for the remainder of 2020. Additionally, not all of our vendors were able to come out to the festival this year for a variety of reasons. Without the carnival and our vendors, the festival cannot be a financial success. In order to continue the festival for years to come, we had to make this unfortunate decision.
However, we are pleased to announce that there will still be a fireworks show on Saturday, October 3. Thanks to Andover State Bank and Wholesale Fireworks, our generous sponsors of this show for many years, we will be lighting up the night sky with our annual fireworks show. With the help of the additional co-sponsors at Laham Development and Vornado Air, we are able to produce a bigger show this year.
Please continue to check out this website and our social media platforms for more information regarding the show in the coming weeks. While we, unfortunately, are unable to host all of our traditional activities at GAD this year, we are excited to share a little light with our residents. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to the committee. We look forward to resuming our festival for its 54th year in 2021.