See the largest swap meet in Missouri – over 2,200 swap meet spaces and 343 Car Corral spaces!
The swap meet is located at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, MO.
Take I-44 exit 77 north (MO highway 13) to Norton Road, then turn right.
The Fairgrounds are on the north side of the road about 3/4 to a mile east on Norton.
If you want to sell or buy, this is your place to be! You will find project cars to show cars and everything between, new or used auto parts for Model T’s to current era vehicles, shop tools, maintenance supplies, automobilia and more. Inside swap spaces located in the E-Plex offer the convenience of being indoors and the benefits of a climate controlled area. Spaces are available inside both for vendors offering at least 80% automotive related items and those offering Arts, Crafts, Services and much more! The outside swap spaces are designated for vendors offering at least 80% automotive items. Outside and car corral spaces have sold out quickly in recent years and we expect to sell out the indoor spaces for the first time this year. The swap meet grounds cover 77 acres plus an off-site parking lot monitored during the day and locked at night for large trucks and trailers.
Your space boundaries are marked as shown below:
NOTE: When standing in the road or aisle, your space number will be facing you and in the center of your space. The “+”s, “T”s and “L”s designate the boundaries of your space(s). The “T”s and “L”s may be upside down and/or sideways. There may be a solid line showing the front and/or rear boundaries.
Gates open to the public at 7AM and close at 8PM Friday and Saturday. Sunday hours are 7AM to 3PM.
Available through Event Scooter Rental. Call 877-588-4782 for information and reservations or see the website at www.eventscooters.com.
Available to move items from the vendors’ locations to the designated pickup area just outside of Gate 5A (the main entrance at the end of E-Plex Boulevard.
Available for people of all ages. The shuttles run throughout the outdoors swap spaces, including stops at the refreshment vendors, restrooms, car corral and E-Plex
Located inside the E-Plex, the Corwin Arena, along E-Plex Boulevard just east of the E-Plex Building and in a trailer about midway down Road “C” on the North East Hill area
Located on the south side of E-Plex Boulevard (across from the food concessions), East, West and Center Halls of the E-Plex, the Corwin Arena, the Wells Arena, and 4-H Building. Porta-potties are also placed in strategic locations. Showers are available in the Corwin Arena, Wells Arena and 4-H Building.
NOTE: The following are only a selection of the Swap Meet Rules and Regulations. Make sure to view all our Rules and Regulations.
Bicycles, skates, skateboards, scooters and ATVs are prohibited. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters may be used.
Per city ordinances,
Only vendor vehicles with an original, current registration sticker attached to the windshield as defined in the rules are permitted inside the swap meet and car corral areas.
No overnight parking (including campers) will be allowed in the fairgrounds parking area.
Vendor vehicle access to the swap meet areas are:
For the complete listing of the swap meet rules, see our Rules and Regulations document.
The maps of the three areas (outside spaces, inside spaces and car corral spaces) give you an overview of the layout of the swap meet grounds. Each of the maps shows the spaces that have sold and those currently available. While we strive to keep the status of each space up-to-date, occasionally a transaction may be in process that has not been posted to the map. The maps are a graphical representation and are not to exact scale. Some features may not be noted on the maps and other may have been removed or relocated. REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE, SEE DIRECTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION BELOW TO REGISTER.
Springfield offers lots of great dining and lodging options and its attractions are many and fun! While you’re here, look around and discover the hidden gems that are local eateries, hospitable hotels and things to do that range from entertaining to historical.
Don’t forget to read our general information web page to see if we’ve answered your question here! We are happy to help you with any questions you may have.
If you want to register for a space, you can do so using our registration application by mail, registration form must be completely filled out and signed with payment included (sorry, no debit or credit cards are accepted). REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE.