Groups Filling City Hotels

If you notice lots and lots of youth in Springfield this week, don’t assume they’re all on spring break. About 3,000 young athletes are in the city for the National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships.

That’s just one group coming to Springfield in the next few weeks. Check out the list below to learn what conventions, conferences and sporting events will be in the city soon.

The list represents groups attracted to Springfield by CVB sales efforts and groups receiving convention services from the CVB. Not all groups were booked by the CVB. In many cases, meeting planners work directly with hotels to book their events and utilize convention services provided by the CVB.


  • March 7-13, National Christian Homeschool Championships, 10,000 attendees
  • March 13-14, 2015 Life Quest Church of God/Maximizing Ministries, 100 attendees
  • March 18-23, Professional Outdoor Media Association, 200 attendees
  • March 24-25, State Farm Insurance, 25 attendees
  • March 25-27, Missouri Victim Assistance Network, 50 attendees
  • March 27-29, Lake Country Soccer, 600 attendees
  • March 27-29, Gideons International, 250 attendees
  • March 29-April 2, CALLERLAB International Association of Square Dance Callers, 250 attendees


  • April 4-26, Lake Country Soccer, 3,000 attendees
  • April 10-12, American Gourd Society, 500 attendees
  • April 11-12, Missouri Youth Soccer Association, 840 attendees
  • April 11-13, Future Business Leaders of America, 4,200 attendees
  • April 20-23, Baptist Missionary Association of America, 1,500 attendees
  • April 23-24, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, 15 attendees
  • April 23-26, Missouri District United Pentecostal Church, 1,200 attendees
  • April 24-25, Missouri State High School Activities Association – Speech, Debate and Theatre Championships, 1,500 attendees
  • April 27-30, Missouri Department of Transportation, 600 attendees
  • April 29-May 2, SpyderFest, 2,500 attendees
  • April 30-May 3, General Federation of Women’s Clubs, 100 attendees


  • May 6-9, The World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships, 1,800 attendees
  • May 6-9, National Christian Homeschool Championships 2015 Spring Nationals, 600 attendees
  • May 12-17, The Chosin Few Army Chapter reunion, 150 attendees
  • May 13-15, Missouri Association of Public Purchasing, 100 attendees
  • May 14-17, Southwest Home Education Ministry, 1,500 attendees
  • May 18-19, Missouri State High School Activities Association 2015 State Golf Championships – Boys, 400 attendees
  • May 18-19, Sisters on the Fly, 60 attendees
  • May 22-24, National Street Rod Association 2015 Mid-America Street Rod Nationals, 5,000 attendees
  • May 28-31, Special Olympics of Missouri Summer Games, 1,800 attendees
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Dana Maugans is the Director of Sales at the Springfield, Missouri, Convention & Visitors Bureau

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