Summertime in Springfield can only mean one thing, the Summer’s Biggest Party! July 24 – August 2 is the 2014 Ozark Empire Fair! The largest annual event in the Ozarks, in its 78th year, will bring your favorite food and fun with new attractions and amazing acts for countless hours of family fun!
Love the tilt-a-whirl? How about a slow ride on a ferris wheel? Rides fast and slow will be ready for families of all ages. Prefer to keep your feet on the ground? Piglet races, monster truck rally, tractor pulls, live music, carnival games and more await attendees.
No fair is complete without enjoying a ridiculous amount of delicious foods. As always, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the corn dogs, nachos, hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches, fried chicken, and an obnoxious about of cotton candy. Don’t forget to pick up a famous “jug of root beer” to wash it down.
Here is a list of activities scheduled for this year’s fair:
July 24: Third Eye Blind kicks off the festivities with a concert you simply cannot miss.
July 25: Randy Houser with the Mark Chapman Band performs live at Ozark Empire Fair.
July 26: The Outlaw Nationals Monster Truck Show storms the fairgrounds.
July 27: Easton Corbin with special guest The Farm take center stage at the fairgrounds.
July 30: Motocross Racing and Free-Style Show revs, zooms and flies in front of onlookers with fantastic skill.
July 31: SMTTPA Truck and Tractor Pull comes to the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
August 1-2: Hardee’s Extreme Invitational Rodeo bucks and rides for two days straight!
For more information on the line up click here.
Alongside the Summer’s Biggest Party, Springfield is hosting a 90’s revival with the Historic Gillioz Theatre. The Gillioz brings the 90’s back to life all summer long with a totally awesome line up probably found on everyone’s favorite mix tape.
July 1: Scott Stapp: The Voice of Creed
July 2: 311
July 12: 3 Doors Down Acoustic
August 7: Barenaked Ladies
Consider this your official invite to the Summer party from Springfield. All you have to do is show up!
Written by Walter Watts from the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau.