what you need to know about traffic, parking and other impacts

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Bass Pro World Fishing Fair is scheduled to take place March 30-April 3, 2022 in Springfield at Campbell Avenue and Sunshine Street.

The city of Springfield expects 500,000 people to attend.

There will be hundreds of exhibits, daily seminars with top anglers, activities for kids and concerts with popular country artists like Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley.

There will also be road closures and traffic impacts in the Campbell and Sunshine area. Here are a few things you need to know whether you attend the fair or not.

Roads closed due to the World Fishing Fair

Campbell Avenue between Cherokee and Sunshine streets will close on Wednesday, March 30. Campbell will reopen at midnight on Sunday, April 3.

City officials said people not attending the event should avoid the area around Bass Pro and find other ways to get to where they need to go.

How traffic will be impacted

No through traffic is permitted in residential areas around Bass Pro for the duration of the World Fishing Fair. This is to ensure that those living in the neighborhoods can return home and make room for emergency vehicles if needed.

Residents have parking identification tags, and anyone who is parked without one in a surrounding neighborhood will be towed away. Anyone who thinks their vehicle has been towed can call Henry’s Towing at 417882-4559.

Parking for the event

Parking is not permitted at the event venue. World Fishing Fair attendees can park in one of the satellite parking lots around Springfield.

Bass Pro offers a free shuttle service to and from these car parks. The city has posted a list of parking areas online on its website.

Anyone dropping off people at the event can access the drop off point via East Cherokee Street from Jefferson Avenue.

Anyone with questions about the World Fishing Fair can call the Springfield Public Information Line at 417-829-6200.

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