BILLINGS - The summer of cancellations continues.
The annual Burn The Point car show in Billings set for Labor Day weekend has been canceled.
Organizers said they explored every avenue but couldn't overcome the challenges brought on by the pandemic.
"The safety of our community and integrity of our organization are both too great to risk," according to a statement from the organization.
The event will resume next year, they said.
Here is the full statement:
To our friends, sponsors, volunteers and community,
We are saddened to announce that the 2020 Burn the Point Parade and Car Show to be held September 4th and 5th has been canceled. This is a decision the board did not take lightly, or easily concede. We want everyone to know that every possible avenue was explored, all possible alternative ideas were considered, and it simply came down to this decision. For 17 years we have taken pride in bringing all of you the biggest night in downtown Billings, the largest car show and swap meet in the region, and the most fun anyone can have on Labor Day weekend. We work year-round and hold ourselves to a high standard of professionalism in order to bring you the best event possible. This year, we faced many challenges and despite our best efforts, some of those challenges could not be overcome. The safety of our community and integrity of our organizations are both too great to risk.
Our commitment to producing an event that is not only family friendly and community focused, but also financially beneficial to our charity will always be maintained. We do not know the future location or circumstances under which we will bring the hot rods and cool cars back to the Billings area, but rest assured, the tradition will continue. We are going to regroup, reenergize and rebuild. Next year we will be stronger than ever thanks to the loyal folks that stand with us and work tirelessly to make this special event happen each and every year.
We want to give a special thanks to all our sponsors who so generously supported us this year and in years past. We hope you will continue to be a part of Burn the Point and the Chase Hawks Memorial Association family. Without you, we could not do what we do. To our supporters and community, thank you for understanding and know we did not take this very difficult decision lightly.
We look forward to seeing you all in 2021!
The Burn the Point committee and CHMA