The Ozark Empire Fair started in the early 1900's as a traveling display of area crafts and handwork. Admission and exhibits were free in the Thirties. The only charge to fairgoers was for carnival rides, food and Grandstand performances. The Grandstand shows of the Thirties included major production spectaculars; special vaudeville and circus acts; horse, car and motorcycle races, stunt shoes and big band entertainers. Admission for these shows ranged from 25¢ to $1.00, depending on seat location. The first Fair was set for October 10 - 16, 1937.
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3001 N Grant Ave, Springfield, MO 65803
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