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Ozark Empire Fairgrounds

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Address: 3001 N. Grant, Springfield, MO 65803
Phone Number: 417-833-2660
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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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Fair shows up once a year and has famous music acts and all kind of fair food one could ever want. Lots of rides and exhibits too!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Gretchen Andrew... C
Bolivar, Missouri
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English first
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Went for a rodeo. Nice grounds. Lots of room for different things. Parking lot was decent too. Bathroom was okay. The arena was kinda off center and narrow so it was awkward for barrel racing.

Thank Daphne R
Farmington, Missouri
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We were in Springfield for the weekend and had some time to kill so stopped in to see what all the traffic was all about. Free parking and free admission. If you are a farmer it would have been AWESOME......for a city boy like me I still enjoyed looking around. The fairgrounds are spectacular. would like to be there during... More 

Thank Mayfam1
Springfield, Missouri
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83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I go to all kinds of shows and sales here through out the year.Can go directly to their web site for times and dates. The food in the little huts outside are always a good stop when you need a bite or just stop in to grab some fabulous pork rinds from the master.They also sell fried pies, my husbands... More 

Thank diane g
Bolivar, Missouri
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Fair shows up once a year and has famous music acts and all kind of fair food one could ever want. Lots of rides and exhibits too!!

Thank Gretchen Andrew... C
Springfield, Missouri
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62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Went for the State Fair this year. Only problem is deciding which night and which events to go to. You pay for each entry. We attended the draft horse competition. Walked around and looked at the booths and it was well worth the entry fee. Expect to pay for parking if you want to be close.

Thank Rob P
Ava, Missouri
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This years Ozark Empire Fair was great. The mid-way was very clean and everyone seemed to be enjoying the rides. The food was also good this year. There seemed to be less vendors in the E-plex this year

Thank Michael O
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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159 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Ozark Empire Fair grounds is a great location to see car shows, and many other events. It has a very nice air conditioned hall used for many events. It also has a nice outdoor concert area that draws some big names during the Ozark Empire Fair. It also contains a lot of buildings, and an arena for livestock exhibits.

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Springfield, Missouri
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Outstanding venue with outdoor and indoor facilities. My favorite time of year is the Ozark Empire Fair. My families annual tradition and we attend several times a year. Indoors are the photography, agriculture, crafts, needlework contestants and winners, as well as interesting vendors. The food is local and outstanding! You haven't lived until you have enjoyed the Fair. And the... More 

Thank valleygirl54
Puxico, Missouri, United States
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Liked easy access from interstate. All good. We went to HorseFest 2014,2015, so we enjoyed it. Didn't have much choice for food, would have been nice if the outside vendors had been open for food & drink.

Thank Debbyjo1963
Springfield, Missouri
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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!

Thank Valerie H

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