SCHEDULE

Friday, July 15rd the gates open at 3:00 pm. Saturday, July 16th the gates open at 3:00 pm. Music will typically start 45-60 mins after gates open.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The two-day event will be held at the Ozark Empire Fair Grounds in Springfield, Mo. As always in July it is going to be hot, so feel free to bring mist spray bottles and anything else to keep you cool. Check out the sections below to know what to bring and what not to bring.

LOCATION INFORMATION

The event is held on the property of Ozark Empire Fair Grounds 3001 N Grant Ave, Springfield, MO 65803. The festival venue is easily accessible from I-44 and HWY 13, and Norton Rd, located on the Northside of Norton Rd. If you are needing an address to type in your GPS, please insert 3001 N Grant Ave, Springfield, MO 65803.

If you are coming from I-44 east or west take exit 77. Head north on 13 HWY and right at the Light on Norton Rd and the venue will be on your left. If you are exiting off of I-44 from the east take the far right lane heading north (Norton Rd lane).

PARKING AND ADMISSIONS

Children 7 and under that don’t take a seat are FREE, tickets are required for all others and anyone taking a seat. Free Children must sit on the lap of a ticket holder. Ticket prices do vary depending on General Admission and different levels of platinum options. Please visit our ticketing page for more information regarding prices and different levels to choose from. So you must have your ticket ahead of time.  Parking will be $5, and will be cash ONLY! Parking on-site is not guaranteed. If you are a platinum guest, your parking is included at the closest possible space available to the main entry gate. Limited spaces are available and a first come first serve basis. When you arrive there will be attendants on-site to assist you and your group in finding the designated parking areas. We will do the best we can to accommodate persons with disabilities with accessible parking.  You may go out to your car and enter back into the fairgrounds on the same day at no additional cost by getting a stamp or wristband on your hand upon exiting.

WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?

All sales are final. No refunds will be available. If you run into a situation and are unable to attend the festival, we suggest gifting your tickets to a friend or you have the option to donate your tickets back to the ministry, and we gift them out to families who are unable to attend.

COVID-19 RISKS

As for COVID-19 concerns; Light the Way Festival is aware of local and national CDC guidelines. Please consider that there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 or other infectious diseases in any place where groups of people are present. We cannot ensure or be held liable that the premises are free from contagions. By voluntarily entering and being present at this event, you (and each person in your party) acknowledge and agree to accept complete and sole responsibility for the inherent risk of possible exposure. We have measures in place with cleaning stations and social distancing when possible. If you have tested positive for COVID or have been in contact with someone who has COVID and is not able to attend the festival, we unfortunately are unable to refund tickets. The best advice we can give you is to repost them on Facebook and try to resale them or gift them to a person who may not be able to afford to come.

IS A FACE MASK REQUIRED?

Face masks are not required but are encouraged to protect everyone’s health and safety.  

WILL PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) BE AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT?

It is your responsibility to bring and provide any necessary PPE that you need for the event (facemask, gloves, etc.).  That said, we will have hand sanitizing stations positioned throughout the venue.

I HAVE PURCHASED A TICKET AND I LOST IT OR I HAVE NOT RECEIVED IT. WHAT DO I DO?

Please email info@lightthewayministry.com for assistance with purchased tickets.

GRANDSTAND & SEATING

All seats have backs. Stadium seating would be sections F, G, H, J, and K. The remaining are bleachers with backs. You may bring in only one seat cushion per person. The seat cushion must be only the cushion, the ones with backs will not be allowed. We will make available seating at ground level, or as we like to call our Platinum section. More ticketing details and seating are available here.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Sunscreen

  • Extra cash for drinks, food, and shopping

  • All your friends!

  • You may bring in your own EMPTY water bottle. Any contents left in the bottle will be asked to be dumped before entering the fairgrounds.

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • Video cameras (Due to copyright laws and artist's requests)

  • Pets or chia pets

  • Ice chests or coolers

  • Outside food and drinks

  • Backpacks and any large bag will be forbidden. All other bags will be subject to inspection. The discretion will be up to OEF management.

  • Pets are strictly forbidden within the fairgrounds, but service animals who are performing their duties will be allowed.

FIRST AID

Emergency Management Services will be on-site throughout the festival. Please note Light the Way Festival does not accept any responsibility prior to, during, or after the festival for any personal injury.

WHERE TO STAY

There are no camping sites located at the festival, but there are a number of local hotels to choose from in the Greater Springfield Area. (Use Special Promo Code: "LTW" to get a discount rate thanks to our hotel partners!) 

FOOD AND DRINK

We have a variety of food and drink vendors that will be on-site. Some vendors will accept debit or credit cards. All vendors will accept cash.

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS

From I-44 East

Follow I-44 E to MO-13 N/N Kansas Expy in Springfield.

Take exit 77 from I-44 E

Turn left onto MO-13 N/N Kansas Expy - 0.2 mi

Turn right onto Old Missouri 13 S - 200 ft

Continue straight onto W Norton Rd - 0.4 mi

Turn left after Dickerson Park Zoo

 

From I-44 West

Follow I-44 W

Take exit 77 for MO-13/Kansas Expressway - 495 ft

Keep right, follow signs for Fairgrounds - 0.2 mi

Turn right onto W Norton Rd - 0.4 mi

Turn left after Dickerson Park Zoo

From US-65 North
 

Follow US-65 N

Take exit for I-44 W towards Joplin

Take exit 77 for MO-13/Kansas Expressway - 495 ft

Keep right, follow signs for Fairgrounds - 0.2 mi

Turn right onto W Norton Rd - 0.4 mi

Turn left after Dickerson Park Zoo

From US-65 South

Follow US-65 S

Take exit for I-44 W towards Joplin

Take exit 77 for MO-13/Kansas Expressway - 495 ft

Keep right, follow signs for Fairgrounds - 0.2 mi

Turn right onto W Norton Rd - 0.4 mi

Turn left after Dickerson Park Zoo

From MO - 13 South
 

Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Old Missouri 13 S

Continue straight onto W Norton Rd - 0.4 mi

Turn left after Dickerson Park Zoo

FESTIVAL INFORMATION