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Address: 3001 N Grant Ave, Springfield, MO 65803-1021
Phone Number: +1 417-833-2660
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A multi-purpose venue. Host to annual Ozark Empire Fair and promoter events...

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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home of the Ozarks Fall Farmfest, three days in October

Our most recent visit at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds was to attend the 37th annual Ozarks Fall Farmfest about three weeks ago. If you live in the area or find yourself visiting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 26, 2016
Bill C
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Springfield, Missouri
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Springfield, Missouri
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Our most recent visit at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds was to attend the 37th annual Ozarks Fall Farmfest about three weeks ago. If you live in the area or find yourself visiting in early October, you're a farmer or rancher or just interested in that sort of thing, then you'll enjoy this popular three day event. Both the show and... More 

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Thank Bill C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We love the Ozark Empire Fair! They have great shows each year in the grandstands & the carnival is awesome! We also had an amazing time at the Monster Trucks!

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Thank skeeter716
Walcott, Iowa
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

I can't wait for the fair this year! They always have a good one here! Everything is great except parking!

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Branson, Missouri
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

I have always loved coming to the Ozark Empire Fair. There is so much to do whether it is for the fair or a car show to crafts and antiques. Love coming to the rodeo and love the grandstand!

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

I do trade shows, and I've been to this venue several times. Overall good parking for vendors, good access to loading doors for bringing product in and out, and plenty of decently equipped bathrooms. Show food is typically pricey, but everything that I've tried is actually better quality than a lot of show venues, so there's that.

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

Going to the Fair is great, but the fairgrounds stays busy all of the time. Antique shows, gun shows, farm shows and much more give the place a good use all year long.

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Thank OzarkTraveler2010
Independence, Missouri
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358 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

I was here, with a volunteer from our agency, at the biannual Convoy of Hope. It looked like a lot of needy people were able to get help at a central place

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Thank osanida
Fulton, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

My wife and I attended the Gourd Festival for the first time. She took several classes on crafting with gourds, and was able to make connections with other crafters and vendors. Great experience. Amazing creations out of gourds!

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Thank kevinbF618YE
Harrison, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Was not very impressed with this fair. Very small. If you don't want to ride the rides there is not much to do. I think they should have more exhibits and things to buy.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

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.

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