October will be a busy month for group business, then we’ll see a decline during the winter holidays in November and December.

We encourage you to welcome these and other groups to the city with messages on your marquee and in other ways that will make attendees want to come back soon.

The list below represents groups booked by the Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as groups booked directly through hotels and event venues. It does not represent every group coming to the city. The statistics represent anticipated attendees and room nights and are subject to change.

Learn more about how to get a group to the city by calling the CVB’s Sales Department at 417-881-5300 or 800-678-8767.

Date Organization Event Name Attendees Room Nights Venue
Oct. 2-4 Partners for Conservation 2018 Private Lands Partners Day 300 340 White River Conference Center
Oct. 11-13 James River Assemblies of God 2018 Designed for Life Women's Conference 1 7,000 n/a JQH Arena
Oct. 12-14 Lake Country Soccer 2018 Sport Shake Fall Classic 5,000 2,400 Lake Country Soccer
Oct. 18-20 Missouri Dental Hygienists' Association 2018 Annual Session 325 207
Oct. 18-20 James River Assemblies of God 2018 Designed for Life Women's Conference 2 4,000 n/a James River Church
Oct. 19-20 Gifted Association of Missouri 2018 37th Annual Gifted Education Conference 200 120 Drury University
Oct. 21 Jehovah's Witnesses 2018 October Circuit Meeting 1,500 100 Springfield Exposition Center
Oct. 22-23 Missouri Baptist Convention 2018 Annual Meeting 600 1,320 Crossway Baptist Church
Oct. 25-27 Missouri State High School Activities Association 2018 State Softball Championship 4,000 510 Killian Softball Complex
Oct. 26-28 Fraternal Order of Eagles 2018 South Central Regional Conference 300 200
Oct. 26-27 Miscellaneous Event Services Accounts (Carrie) 2018 Ozarks Coin Club Annual Coin & Stamp Show 1,000 90
Nov. 3-4 Tri State Kennel Club 2018 AKC Dog Show 1,000 440 Ozark Empire & Fairgrounds & Event Center
Nov. 6-9 Missouri Child Support Enforcement Association 2018 Annual Conference 200 258
Nov. 7-9 Missouri Sheriff's Association 2018 Administrative Assistants Conference 150 100
Nov. 9-10 Fresh Grounded Faith 2018 Fresh Grounded Faith Ministries Women's Event 2,000 n/a Second Baptist Church
Nov. 13-15 Missouri Coalition of Children's Agencies 2018 Fall Conference 200 175
Dec. 5-6 National Beta Club 2018 Missouri Junior Beta Convention 3,300 800 Springfield Exposition Center
Dec. 5-6 Missouri Common Ground Alliance 2018 Damage Prevention & Excavation Safety Summit, (DPESS) 1,700 628 Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
Dec. 6-9 National Beta Club 2018 Missouri Senior Beta Convention 3,000 2,250 Springfield Exposition Center