Get Ready for the 75th Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield, MO!

This year, 2011, will be the 75th Anniversary of the Ozark Empire Fair. The fair takes place in Springfield at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds starting July 29 – August 7. Branson is just about 43 miles from Springfield, so if you’re planning a trip to Branson it would be a short (and not to mention worthy) drive to come experience the fair. Just grab some convenient lodging in Branson, check out the many remarkable shows and exciting attractions there, and then head to Springfield for the Ozark Empire Fair!

If you’re a food fanatic, you can’t miss the fair. Classics like funnel cakes, BBQ chicken, corn on a stick, and fried taters will be yours to enjoy. But not only are the traditional fair foods featured, there’s also sushi, fried green tomatoes, and deep-fried snickers, twinkies, and oreos! Wash it all down with a delicious drink such as blackberry tea, smoothies, or hand-dipped shakes. The fair is a paradise for lovers of savory treats.

Fun-seekers will have a blast will all the carnival attractions. The White Water Log Flume is a rare carnival ride (only four in the nation) that puts you in a boat and drops you down slopes that could you get you soaking wet! The largest portable slide ever made, the Mega Slide, spans 190’ so you’ll speed down the track with the wind in your hair. Reaching 120’ up in the air, the Giant Gondola Wheel is the classic Ferris wheel that will give you a bird’s-eye-view. Those are just a few of the rides coming to the fair, and the young and old will find attractions suitable for them.

There’s also going to be a lot of music happening. Disney’s Imagination Movers will be performing July 29th and the next night will be Smash Mouth. Dwight Yoakam, Ernie Haase, and Three Dog Night will all be showing up for a set. The Happy Together Tour will be coming August 3rd and the days after that will include bull blasts, truck and tractor pulls, and a demolition derby. You won’t want to miss any of this!

37 thoughts on “Get Ready for the 75th Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield, MO!”

  1. I guess I must be a “lover of savory treats” because classics like funnel cakes, BBQ chicken, corn on a stick,fried taters,fried green tomatoes,and deep-fried snickers, twinkies, and oreos sounds like a food-fare to me! LOTS of fried things…would need to wash it all down with a delicious drink such as blackberry tea, smoothies, or a hand-dipped shakes. Now- how to roll myself home???!

  2. I got to go the fair and it was really neat. I went at night and the lights where really neat. It was such a cool view on top of the Farris Wheel over looking the fair grounds. And you cant go to a fair without having a corndog!!

  3. The fair is so much fun. I love going at night and seeing all the lights. It is so cool to go on the farris wheel and see the lights of Springfield.

  4. I love walking around the fair every year, and when the heat of summer gets to be more than I can handle I always check out whats going on in the air conditioned Expo Center!

  5. I have never been to the fair even though I have always lived close. It looks like a blast! Maybe this year will be the year I make it out!

  6. I’m new to the area and had no idea there was a festival like this. I’d like to sample some of the local food favorites! It is annual, right?

  7. The fair has been going on for years and it’s always been fun. I’ve been going since I was a kid. There’s always a lot of rides, games and concerts going on at the fair. There’s also various shops and food places to stop and snack at. My favorite was always the A&W root beer stand. Everyone should try it.

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  9. I would love to go to this event. I am definitely a food-lover, and can’t wait to enjoy the delicious food, especially the funnel cakes. I’ve never had the opportunity to go to the Ozark Empire Fair, and can’t wait to get the chance to finally visit.

  10. I took my kids to see the imagination movers at the fair, and they absolutely loved it. There’s a ton of rides, food, and music throughout the entire fair. We had a blast.

  11. I can’t wait for the fair this year, the food is so yummy. I love that they offer sushi and deep fried snacks, not just regular fair fare.

  12. I go to the fair every year, so it’s like one family tradition every year. I love the fair, it always takes me back, reminds me of when I was younger going with my friends!

  13. Oohhh its officially summer and its getting closer to fair time! I love the rides at the Ozark Empire Fair and I’m already getting excited!

  14. The fair! Can’t wait to get some deep fried fair food and find out what concerts there will be for the 2012 fair!

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