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Iowa State Fair & K/O Architects

When Iowan's think of the hot/humid days of August they think of the Iowa State Fair - then they have memories of fried food on a stick, the butter cow, the big bull, people watching...

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Celebration, Exhibition, and Education – Fairground Design!

What are the three main ingredients of every great fair in our nation? Celebration Exhibition Education Celebrating human achievement (having fun, people watching, entertainment, etc.), Exhibiting the best (commercial goods, livestock, art, technology, crops, etc.), and Educating your neighbor on best practices, and the youth...

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Fairgound and Town Planning are "Ringers"

[caption id="attachment_1274" align="alignnone" width="300"] Payette County Fair - New Plymouth, Idaho[/caption] The Payette County Fair is located in New Plymouth, Idaho. The Payette County Fair is a 4 day event held in mid August. We had an opportunity to visit this nice fairgrounds on a recent...

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We Get to Work in the Best Places!

[caption id="attachment_1172" align="alignnone" width="600"] View out window - Box Elder Co Fair Master Planning[/caption] We were recently treated to this view – experienced from the window of the conference center at our most recent meeting in Utah!  As Fairground Designers, Fairground Planners, and Fairground Architects our...

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We Go To Great Lengths! … and Great Distances!

What do the following states have in common - Idaho, Utah, Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri. Let's narrow it down. Besides all having beautiful countryside and gorgeous scenery. Two of the States have incredible mountain top skiing, one of the states has 10,000 lakes, another has...

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