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“Disappointed” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Ozark Empire Fairgrounds

Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
3001 N. Grant, Springfield, MO 65803
417-833-2660
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Ranked #22 of 22 Attractions in Springfield
Type: Convention Centers, Other
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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+.
Springfield, Missouri
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“Disappointed”
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 previous years. Normally we would spend the whole evening at the fair - this year we were done in 1.5 hours. This may cause us to break a tradition next year.

Visited July 2014
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Cleveland, Oklahoma
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3 attraction reviews
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“Ozark Blues Festival”
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.

Visited September 2013
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Ontario
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“Fair is always fun”
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 fair but it just taste so good!
While eating your first corn dog..visit the building with all the pictures that have been taken. Take your camera and enjoy taking pictures of so many different things. It glows at night.

Visited August 2013
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“Christmas Lights”
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 defunct Branson display. Bottom line extreme disappointment in the display and that I had been sucked in paying $12. We left there and drive to Ozark to the park display there and found a fantastic display and was only asked for a donation. If you want a better experience I suggest going there.

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Helena, MT
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“We camped”
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.

Visited June 2013
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