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Address: 3001 N. Grant, Springfield, MO 65803
Phone Number: 417-833-2660
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Description: A multi-purpose venue. Host to annual Ozark Empire Fair and promoter...
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+.
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A place for everything!

The fair, sales, swap meets, rodeos, concerts, you name it, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds has it! A must see if you are here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Valerie H
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Springfield, Missouri
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Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The fair, sales, swap meets, rodeos, concerts, you name it, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds has it! A must see if you are here!

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Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband and I were so excited to attend Bacon Fest 2014. We paid $35 each (thank God we didn't pay more for the VIP tickets). When you walk in, there are booths lined up with samples of food prepared with bacon, liquor and beer samples infused with bacon, and various other items such as bacon shirts, tupperware, spices, etc.... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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101 reviews 101 reviews
50 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Our family went to the Ozark Empire Fair for the first time this summer, and were surprised by how much fun we had. If you want to ride rides, the $20 unlimited rides wrist band is the best deal, but only if you plan on doing rides for a few hours.

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Springfield, Missouri
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84 reviews 84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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6 reviews 6 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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217 reviews 217 reviews
55 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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630 reviews 630 reviews
197 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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322 reviews 322 reviews
77 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

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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