The Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and the National Street Rod Assoc. were able to secure new dates in 2020 to host the National Street Rod Assoc. Mid-America Street Rod Nationals. The event that was scheduled to take place in May will now be Oct. 16-18.

The street rod event, which has been taking place in Springfield for more than 25 years and is recognized as one of the city’s signature events, is expected to bring in about 6,000 people who will spend about $2 million in the city. In partnership with the Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds worked with the National Street Rod Association to make sure Springfield could still host the event in 2020.