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K/O has worked on over 200 Fairground Projects within North America – State/County Fairs, Festivals, Events, and Expos.

K/O provides Specialized Services to Fairgrounds: Master Planning, New Fairground Layout, Facility Design, Business Planning, Program Analysis, Circulation Analysis, Parking Studies, Existing Facility Studies, Accessibility Studies, Renovation, Image Enhancement, Amusement Recommendations, Carnival Layout, Livestock Facility Design, and Year-Round Conversions.

Our Recent Fairground Work Touches on: Multi-Purpose Facilities, Arenas, Exposition Buildings, Conference Centers, Entertainment Venues, Livestock Barns, Grandstands, Equine Facilities, Rodeos, Museums, and Concert Facilities to name a few.

Recent Project Examples:

Benton County Fairground Master Plan

Bonneville County Fairgrounds Master Plan

Coastal Carolina Fair Expo Building

Kansas State Fair Master Plan

The Ranch Master Plan

Winston-Salem Fairground Master Plan

Multi-Animal Stalling Barn

Fair Museum

Performance/Arena Building

Pierce County Fair Master Plan

NW Washington Fair Master Plan

Rockingham Co Fair Master Plan

Canyon County Fair Master Plan

Walla Walla Fair Master Plan

Iowa State Fair Master Plan

Entertainment – Grandstand

Exhibition – Convention Center

Covered Riding Arena

Recent Partial Fairground Experience List

Northwest Washington Fair Master Planning, Lynden, WA

The Ranch – Budweiser Events Center Planning/Expansion, Loveland, CO

Benton County Fairgrounds Master Planning, Corvallis, OR

Franklin County Fairgrounds Master Planning, Hampton, IA

Sandy Downs, War Bonnet Rodeo Expansion Design, Idaho Falls, ID

State Fair of West Virginia Master Planning, Lewisburg, WV

Goodhue County Fairgrounds Master Planning, Zumbrota, MN

Tradewinds Park Barn Planning, Boward Co, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Evergreen State Fair Master Planning, Monroe, WA

New Mexico State University Barns and Feed Mill Design, Las Cruces, NM

Colorado State Fairgrounds Master Planning, Pueblo, CO

Eddy County Fair Master Plan, Artesia, NM

Benton-Franklin County Fair Planning, Kennewick, WA

Adams County Fairgrounds Master Planning, Brighton, CO

The Archer Complex, Laramie Co Fairgrounds Expo Plan, Cheyenne, WY

Bonneville Co Fairgrounds Relocation Master Planning, Idaho Falls, ID

Cass County Fairgrounds Master Planning, Pleasant Hill, MO

New York State Fairgrounds Expo Building Programming, Syracuse, NY

South Carolina State Fairgrounds Master Planning, Columbia, SC

Kansas State Fairgrounds Master Planning, Hutchinson, KS

Iowa State Fair Master Planning – Phase I and II, Des Moines, IA

Montgomery County Fairgrounds Relocation Fair Planning, Dayton, OH

Clay County Fairgrounds Expo Building Design & Planning, Spencer, IA

Rockingham County Fairgrounds Master Planning, Harrisonburg, VA

Iowa State Fair Covered Riding Arena Design, Des Moines, IA

Coastal Carolina Fairgrounds Exhibition Building Design, Charleston, SC

Olmsted County Fair Relocation Master Planning, Rochester, MN

Canyon County Fairgrounds Relocation Master Planning, Caldwell, ID

Steele County Free Fair Master Planning, Owatonna, MN

Iowa State Fair Jacobson Exhibition Center, Des Moines, IA

Box Elder County Fairgrounds Master Planning, Tremonton, UT

Lincoln County Fairgrounds Planning and Facility Analysis, Merrill, WI

Iowa State Fair Stalling Barn Design, Des Moines, IA

Nebraska State Fair 4H & Industrial Arts Building Planning, Lincoln, NE

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Master Planning, Winston-Salem, NC

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Keffer/Overton Associates Inc.

Commercial, Cultural, Fairground, and Entertainment Planning & Design

Year Established: 1876
12th oldest Architectural Firm in the U.S.

K/O Fairground – Portfolio

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Keffer/Overton (K/O) is a full service, design firm specializing in architecture, interiors, planning, and construction coordination.

From our offices based in Des Moines, Iowa we focus on renovation/restoration, public, commercial, retail, cultural/museums, and fairground entertainment project types. We are a nationally recognized design-leader specializing in master planning, expos, entertainment, arenas, multi-purpose, stalling, equestrian, livestock and amusement related design with many projects throughout North America.

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