Groups Scheduled to be in Springfield in 2021

Because of the pandemic, 2020 was a disaster for the meetings and conventions industry nationwide and Springfield was no exception. In 2020, more than 80 groups that would have spent an estimated $30.5 million in Springfield canceled due to health concerns, and that doesn’t include groups that worked directly with hotels and meeting venues instead of using Convention & Visitors Bureau services.

That’s the bad news. The good news is the CVB has 53 groups scheduled to be in the city in 2021. While it’s possible some of them will cancel, we’re hoping for a better year.

We encourage businesses to show attendees some Ozarks’ hospitality with welcome messages on marquees and in other ways that will make them want to come back.

If you have questions about group business in the city, reach out to the CVB sales department at 417-881-5300 and visit our website.

Beginning DateEnding DateOrganizationEventAttendeesRoom NightsEstimated Spending
January 23, 2021January 23, 2021Midwest Cheer & Dance Academy2020 Race For The Rings500205$117,871.35
February 24, 2021February 26, 2021Missouri Water Well Association2021 Annual Conference19064$83,235.66
March 10, 2021March 20, 2021Missouri State High School Activities Association2021 State Basketball Championships40,0006,500$4,679,630.56
March 13, 2021March 20, 2021National Christian HomeSchool Championships2021 NCHBC Basketball Nationals10,0005,750$5,558,003.26
March 19, 2021March 21, 2021International Association of Fairs and Expositions2021 Zone 5 Convention300274$115,042.34
March 25, 2021March 27, 2021National Federation of the Blind of Missouri2021 Annual Convention150151$71,920.24
April 9, 2021April 11, 2021American Gourd Society2021 Annual Show-Me Gourd Society Art Festival500Not availableNot available
April 11, 2021April 13, 2021Missouri Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda2021 State Leadership Conference5,5002,453Not available
April 16, 2021April 17, 2021Missouri National Guard Association2021 74th Annual Conference of the MONGA400270$115,133.65
April 17, 2021April 20, 2021Geological Society of America2021 Annual Meeting of the North Central & South Central Sections of the GSA700330$304,769.46
April 20, 2021April 23, 2021Missouri Association of Public Administrators2021 Annual Conference120415$87,953.77
April 22, 2021April 24, 2021Missouri State High School Activities Association2021 Speech, Debate & Theatre State Championships1,500600$235,026.34
May 1, 2021May 2, 2021USSSA – Baseball2021 USSSA Baseball May 1-2 Tournament1,000100$63,204.32
May 15, 2021May 16, 2021USSSA – Baseball2021 USSSA Baseball May 15-16 Tournament1,000100$63,204.32
May 17, 2021May 18, 2021Missouri State High School Activities Association2021 Boys State Golf Championships200200$54,271.19
May 20, 2021May 22, 2021Missouri State High School Activities Association2021 State Softball Championship – Spring83180$34,395.94
May 28, 2021May 30, 2021National Street Rod Association2021 Mid-America Street Rod Nationals7,0003,053$1,050,518.38
May 31, 2021June 5, 2021Missouri State High School Activities Association2021 MSHSAA State Baseball Championship8,000600$645,227.95
June 4, 2021June 6, 2021Missouri Athletic Trainers Association2021 Annual Conference300Not available$139,168.82
June 9, 2021June 13, 2021Veterans of Foreign Wars Department Missouri2021 State Convention650515$251,761.22
June 9, 2021June 12, 2021American Simmental Association2021 AJSA South Central Regional Classic200240$68,090.87
June 11, 2021June 13, 2021The Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church2021 The Missouri Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church1,5001,508$834,285.13
June 12, 2021June 13, 2021USSSA – Baseball2021 USSSA Baseball June 12-13 Tournament1,000100$63,204.32
June 13, 2021July 1, 2021Assemblies of God2021 MT(Mission Training)/MR (Mission Renewal)6001,235$276,683.40
June 16, 2021June 18, 2021Missouri School Boards Association2021 Great Ideas Summit200185$100,883.99
June 18, 2021June 20, 2021Missouri Writers Guild2021 Between the Pages Writers Conference300100$71,706.68
June 21, 2021June 26, 2021American Rambouillet Sheep Breeders Association2021 National Rambouillet Show & Sale400500$182,418.28
June 23, 2021June 27, 2021Premier Baseball2021 Premier Baseball Incoming Freshman Championship2,4001,500$667,601.57
June 24, 2021June 27, 2021Missouri Society of Accountants2021 Annual Conference5099$32,855.08
June 24, 2021June 27, 2021USSSA – Baseball2021 USSSA Baseball June 24-27 Tournament1,000700$480,968.84
June 29, 2021July 3, 2021Gold Wing Road Riders Association2021 GWRRA Wing Ding 428,0006,709$2,454,638.60
July 9, 2021July 11, 2021Steubenville Youth Conference2021 Steubenville STL Mid-America 16,000830$964,981.13
July 12, 2021July 17, 2021National CERT Conference2021 National CERT Conference6001,055$294,181.61
July 16, 2021July 18, 2021Steubenville Youth Conference2021 Steubenville STL Mid-America 26,000830$964,981.13
July 21, 2021July 24, 2021Missouri Choral Directors Association2021 Summer Conference700700$375,865.29
July 26, 2021July 29, 2021Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education2021 Joint Summer Conference1,2001,461Not available
August 22, 2021August 28, 2021USS Lewis De 5352021 Annual Reunion3580$12,772.46
August 23, 2021August 29, 2021The World Taxidermy and Fish Carving ChampionshipsThe 2021 World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships1,8002,196$759,286.89
August 23, 2021August 26, 2021United States Attorney’s Office – Western District of Missouri2021 Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee150250$63,913.34
September 7, 2021September 12, 2021The Model T Ford Club of America2021 38th Annual “The Hillbilly Tour”50250Not available
September 9, 2021September 11, 2021Midwest Energy Association2021 National Gas Rodeo1,200892$432,737.11
September 9, 2021September 10, 2021Missouri Land Title Association2021 Convention125127$42,578.84
September 15, 2021September 19, 202140 & 8; La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit ChevauxPromenade Nationale4001,485$472,529.12
September 22, 2021September 23, 2021Institute of Management Accountants2021 20th Annual Heartland Regional Council300Not availableNot available
October 6, 2021October 10, 2021FSB Ripcord Association2021 Firebase Ripcord Association Annual Reunion120295$70,882.44
October 7, 2021October 9, 2021James River Assemblies of God2021 Designed for Life Women’s Conference 14,000300$499,681.92
October 14, 2021October 16, 2021James River Assemblies of God2021 Designed for Life Women’s Conference 27,000300$702,124.28
October 18, 2021October 19, 2021Missouri State High School Activities Association2021 Girls State Golf Championships200Not available$76,221.82
October 20, 2021October 22, 2021American Chemical Society2021 Midwest Regional Meeting600555$288,351.89
October 24, 2021October 26, 2021Missouri Association of SkillsUSA2021 Fall Leadership Conference250216$115,543.01
October 28, 2021October 30, 2021Missouri State High School Activities Association2021 State Softball Championship4,000415$279,133.32
December 8, 2021December 8, 2021National Beta Club2021 Missouri Junior Beta Convention3,300581$714,101.54
December 9, 2021December 10, 2021National Beta Club2021 Missouri Senior Beta Annual Convention3,0001,806$1,743,325.54

Dana Maugans is the Director of Sales at the Springfield, Missouri, Convention & Visitors Bureau