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Ozark Empire Fairgrounds

3001 N. Grant, Springfield, MO 65803
417-833-2660
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Ranked #27 of 32 Attractions in Springfield
Type: Convention Centers
Owner description: A multi-purpose venue. Host to annual Ozark Empire Fair and promoter events like rodeos, car shows, antique sales, tradeshows, wedding receptions,... more » Owner description: A multi-purpose venue. Host to annual Ozark Empire Fair and promoter events like rodeos, car shows, antique sales, tradeshows, wedding receptions, RV/boat sales, livestock/animal events, liquidation sales, employee picnics, and community events. Interior has 80,000+ sq. feet throughout 3 halls with common lobby, convenient load-in, Wi-Fi, 24’ ceilings, 379 booth spaces and more. Exterior has 72 acres, parking for 4,000, 5 barns, 2 arena spaces, camping for 81 with facilities and grandstand that seats 7,000+. « less
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Springfield, Missouri
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We have been going to the fair for 50+ years, and with perfect weather this year we really looked forward to the annual Ozark Empire Fair. Not sure what has happened - but the livestock barns were near empty , the area where the rides have traditionally been located has contracted, and very few exhibits were on display compared to... More

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Cleveland, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Really great two day outdoor event in September. National and local musicians. All blues, all the time.

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Ontario
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196 reviews 196 reviews
54 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

When you visit the fair ..make sure to go by A&W and buy a corn dog..and pint of root beer. If nothing else..YOU WANT THIS!! So good!! Even when we don't go and if we are in the area..we want that pint of root beer. Perfectly chilled. And, the corn dog. I don't know what they do different at the... More

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79 reviews 79 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We saw the 1 million Christmas lights advertised in the Newsleader. Sounded interesting ... Paid the $12 for the car load and began our journey. What we found was an fm station they had set up couldn't even listen to because it was so distorted. Lights that were spread out too far and not impressive. Suspect they are from a... More

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Helena, MT
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405 reviews 405 reviews
123 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

While attending the international Studebaker Drivers Club rally at the fairgrounds we camped there. Other than not allowing dogs (lots of campers have dogs) this was a great and shady location.

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Spring Hill, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

A fun place to step back in time and enjoy the Ozark Empire Fair. If you like people watching this is a must. :)

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Branson, Missouri
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70 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

The bull riding was eventful. Only 2 guys seemed to get a hard throw off. They shook it off and limped off the field. Score was Bulls 38. Cowboys 5. Bulls seemed to put on a show then put them airborne. Tractor pulls another story. Track wasn"t perfect so they had us sit there for an hour while the dirt... More

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Springfield
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Costs have not increased which has been a plus, but still not as good a bang for the buck as others in the area. The rides are typical and standard, but my nearly 9 y/o thoroughly enjoys them! A negative is the ground itself is not always up to par on cleanliness and the bathrooms are usually a disaster!! BUT... More

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springfield, mo
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Would not recommend this to anyone. It is overpriced, nasty, and is now selling alcohol. The rides are old and the entertainment is not worth the extra charge to see it. This place has gone downhill rapidly during the last five years or so.

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Springfield, Missouri
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The Ozark Empire Fairgrounds hosts a lot of events all year. They could use a little updating on the grounds, but it is always fun to visit the Fair in August.

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