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The Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and Event Center's E*Plex is a multi-purpose event, entertainment, and exhibition facility located in Springfield, Missouri. The E*Plex encompasses a total of 85,100 square feet of clear-span exhibit space for year-round use, plus a roofed, 8,000-seat Grandstand for outdoor events. Three heated and air-conditioned exhibition halls are connected by the common 2,000 square-foot Darr Family Lobby. The East, West, and Center Halls may be combined for one event, or used separately.

The E*Plex exhibit halls are suitable for all types of consumer and private trade shows and exhibitions, as well as receptions, meetings, seminars, and training sessions. Banquets can seat up to 2,000 in either the East or West Hall, and groups up to 400 can dine in the Center Hall, with catering arranged through our in-house experts.

The East and West Halls have easy cargo access through large overhead drive-in doors and loading docks for efficient move in/move out. Parking for 4,000 vehicles is located on the Fairgrounds adjacent to the E*Plex.

East & West Halls

The East and West Halls each measure 150’ x 250’ and contain 33,000 net usable square feet of clear-span space. Each has its own restrooms, water fountains, concession stand, seminar room, and small office. Approximately 170 10' x 10' booths can fit in each hall. The ceiling is 28’ high at center; height at side wall is 18’, with 14’ clearance at exposed sidewall columns. Floors are concrete with 200 p/sf load capacity. Communication chase is located in the floor for installation of service.

Center Hall

Designed for flexibility, Center Hall can be open to full size, with accommodates forty-two 10’ x 10’ booths for trade shows, 400 seating at banquets, or 1,000 seating theater-style. Center Hall may also be divided into as many as six smaller rooms with folding partition walls.

The walls and the upper plenum are designed to minimize sound interference from concurrent events and have controllable lighting (incandescent cans with variable levels, as well as lay-in 2x4 fluorescent panels). Center Hall has its own restrooms. The floors are sealed concrete.

To book your event at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds & Event Center, call 417.833.2660.

Main entrance of the E*PLex with a large green tower
West Hall Entrance with a green diamond above the entrance
West Hall Entrance
Empty 38,000 sqft west hall with white walls and ceilings.
West Hall
West Hall Corridor with rock walls and textured floors
West Hall Corridor
East Hall Entrance
Empty 38,000 sqft east hall with white walls and ceilings.
East Hall
East Hall Corridor with rock walls and textured floors
East Hall Corridor
Center Hall Entrance with a women's restroom on the left and a men's restroom on the right. White walls and concrete floors
Center Hall Entrance
Center Hall with green air-walls opened.
Center Hall divided into breakout rooms.

Hall Layout Options

Center Hall layout map
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3001 N. Grant Ave. Springfield, MO 65803

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