KTTS welcomes the 14th Annual Gold Buckle Gala at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 22, 2017. RSVP by July 3. Limited number of seats available. Click here to get more details.
The party begins at 6 p.m. with silent auction, reception and live entertainment. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. followed by the live auction. The party continues with dancing and more live entertainment.
The Ozark Empire Fair Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed in 2003. The Foundation is dedicated to preserving and cultivating Southwest Missouri’s rich agricultural heritage by supporting you in agriculture and improving the facilities on the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
The signature event of the Ozark Empire Fair Foundation was first held in 2004 and primary purpose is to recognize the efforts of Southwest Missouri 4-H and FFA livestock exhibitors who have qualified for the auction, and to award youth grants and scholarships. Take the opportunity to bid on the Top 8 Steers, Top 3 Lambs, Hogs and Goats; Top 4 Hams and Top 2 Broiler Pens. Since the event’s inception, over $730,000 has been awarded to the kids.
Funds generated from the event are also applied toward additions and improvements to the home of the Ozark Empire Fair. Over $675,000 in improvement projects and equipment procurement have been made possible utilizing funds from the Gold Buckle Gala.