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Life & Arts

Celebrate Summer's Biggest Party

with the award winning

Life & Arts department at the Ozark Empire Fair

2024 Handbooks NOW Available.

Online Entry Available March 1, 2024.

Welcome! We are preparing to host Summer's Biggest Party 2024! This year we are celebrating 88 years of the Ozark Empire Fair. You can add your special touch by exhibiting your talents with us in the Life & Arts department. Anyone can be an exhibitor. Interested in putting your skills on display? Click on the "exhibiting" link below to find more information on all that Life & Arts exhibiting has to offer. There is something for everyone.

Arts, crafts, photography, and cooking deadline is June 25. Flowers and Garden deadline is July 10.


For more information, contact:

Traci, Life and Arts Director
Phone - (417)833-2660
Life & Arts on Instagram


- general information, handbook pages, and ways to enter.


Close up of a lady showing how to knit

Live Demonstrations

Local artisans show you their skills and offer tricks of the trade
Lady showing how to create leather pieces to a group of kids

Learn New Things

Enjoy exhibits from local groups like local Leather Guilds
A lady painting yellow flowers on a black plate


Take a moment to enter in our daily free contests open to all fair goers for your chance to win an official OEF Ribbon
Kid posing in a photo booth that looks like a Zoltar Machine

Photo Op

Take a moment and make a memory with our fun and original photo op areas.
Close up of textiles with their winning ribbons

Home Sweet Home

Spin, sew, knit, or crochet items for our Home Arts department.
Display of images taken and submitted by exhibitors

Display Your Talents

From crafts to cooking. Photos to carving. There is a category for every entry. Enter Today!
Kids taking place in a cooking competition at the Meek's Cooking stage

Cooking Contests

Grandparents Cookie Contest. Enter your favorite recipes in our Special Events contest like this one where your foods will be judged live. Will you be a winner?
Flower creation submitted by an exhibitor


Beautifully constructed flower designs themed to show their "Fair"est looking creations
Live flowers on display submitted by exhibitors

Blooms, Blossoms & Buds

Show off your green thumb by displaying your most beautiful blossoms
Two ladies showing off their first place trophy

Stick to the theme

Summers Biggest Party - What will this years theme be?
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