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

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

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

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 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.