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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sunbeam, Aug 7, 2020.
The Osarks Antique swap meet is cancelled for 2020
Correct. But earlier this week it was announced that there would be a swapmeet in place of the one typically managed by the Ozark Auto Club. The newly scheduled event is on the same dates and it will be managed by the fair board. I would suspect that it will be more of a flea market but not sure.
When it is the HAMB drags and the swap meet it was a no brainer. But to drive 600 miles round trip for a flea market.
I don't know how I feel about the fairgrounds jumping in and grabbing the dates after the OAAC cancelled a 50+ year old event due to a pandemic. I especially don't appreciate having spaces reserved for an event that is not going to happen, and now having to rent spaces again for an event that is conveniently taking its place.
I am not looking to make this political, so please don't do that. Just know that there is a whole legacy of work that goes into making this swap meet decent, and just grabbing the dates and saying "yup we're having a swap" does not mean it will be worth attending.
I would like to know if the OAAC was involved in this decision or not, simply to inform whether I will consider attending.
This from KC Craigslist.
And this: https://www.ozarkempirefair.com/p/events/fairgrounds-swap-meet
Nostrebor, all fair questions and concerns. Let me give you the details:
The OAAC Cancelled their event, notified the Fairgrounds AFTER they went on Social Media, leaving the Fairgrounds with a community of Car Guys thinking the Fairgrounds had something to do with it being called off. The Fairgrounds only makes revenue when hosting or producing an event. They cancelled theirs, we decided to step up and produce one.
It wont be a Flea Market, and it wont be as large as the OAAC event, but we are trying our best in short noticed.
If you want to discuss further I am just a phone call away, at the Fairgrounds 417-833-2660.
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