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Street Rodders Expected to Spend $1.5 million in City

Springfield’s 2017 travel season kicks into high gear this weekend with the 34th Annual National Street Rod Association Mid-America Street Rod Nationals. More than 2,200 pre-1988 specialty vehicles will be in the city along with their owners who are expected to generate nearly 3,400 room nights at hotels and spend about $1.5 million while they’re […]
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Event Alert: NSRA Mid-America Street Rod Nationals

This Event Alert is provided by the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau to encourage the community to welcome large groups to the area. We also encourage the use of special promotions, banners and a welcome on your marquee. National Street Rod Association Mid-America Street Rod Nationals Date: May 26-28 Attendees: 5,000 Room Nights: 3,400 Headquarter […]
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CVB Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week

National Travel & Tourism Week is May 7-13 and the Convention & Visitors Bureau is celebrating by giving away The Ultimate Springfield Staycation. The drawing is an effort by the CVB to increase awareness of the importance of the travel industry to the local economy and showcase some of the city’s tourism amenities, including two […]
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Amateur Sports Lead the Pack for Tourism in Springfield This Spring

While the nation celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week May 7-13, Springfield will be cheering about an influx of visitors in the city for amateur sporting events in May and June. The people attending those events will be doing the things that make tourism worth celebrating: staying at hotels, dining, shopping and visiting attractions. In […]
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Rain Won’t Wash the Spyders Out

Hundreds of three-wheeled Spyders are creeping around the Ozarks for the world’s largest Spyder motorcycle rally underway in Springfield. A record of 1,500 people are registered for Spyderfest, an event that includes seminars and activities at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds along with various “rydes” around the region through Sunday. Activities at the fairgrounds are open […]
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Event Alert: Weather-Related Cancellations

Many age divisions in the Lake Country Soccer Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Cup soccer tournament are cancelled this weekend due to the weather. At this time, the only age divisions with tournament play are the following: Boys U14 Black, all Boys U15, all Boys 16/17 and all boys 18/19 brackets.  For status updates on the […]
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Event Alert: Lake Country Soccer and Spyderfest

This Event Alert is provided by the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau to encourage the community to welcome large groups to the area. We also encourage the use of special promotions, banners and a welcome on your marquee. Lake Country Soccer Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Cup Date: April 21-23 Attendees: 8,000 Room Nights: 1,950 Headquarter […]
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Donations Needed for SHLA Silent Auction

The Springfield Hotel Lodging Association is seeking donations for a silent auction taking place during the 10th Annual Striker Challenge bowling tournament. People with items to donate should contact Alexis Shradnick at alexis.shradnick@atriumhospitality.com or 417.522.2672. The bowling tournament is a fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. April 29 at Andy B’s, 1127 E. Battlefield Road. […]
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Salute to Travel & Tourism Set for Feb. 16

Tickets for the annual Salute to Travel & Tourism awards banquet are going fast so don’t delay if you’re planning to go! The banquet begins with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and a program at 7 p.m. The Convention & Visitors Bureau staff will present information about the past year and upcoming […]
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Sponsorships, Nominations Sought for 2017 Salute to Travel & Tourism

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is planning its annual Salute to Travel & Tourism awards banquet and is seeking sponsorships for this prestigious event recognizing the “best of the best” in the local travel industry. Five awards highlighting various areas of tourism achievement will be presented along with a program celebrating the past year’s achievements […]
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