Sept. 26 2016 08:15 AM

Artistic designs capture some of Expo’s most iconic scenes.

The barns at sunset. The globe. The Coliseum. The colored shavings. The first leaves changing colors.

For those who attend World Dairy Expo, these are just a few of the iconic images that come to mind when thinking of the first week of October.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Expo, Hoard’s Dairyman art director Ryan Ebert captured a few of these scenes in print. The art deco style selected for the design reflects a popular art technique from the early days of World Dairy Expo.

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The globe: Arguably the most iconic Expo scene, this globe turns only during the five-day show. It has done so every year since 1967.

The Coliseum: For many, hours are spent inside this building watching the world’s best cows on parade. It has been used for the cattle shows since 1969.

The showring: Debuting in 1984, the showring themes became a staple image of Expo. They provide the backdrop where the incredible cows and heifers are shown.

The barns: The addition of the New Holland Pavilions to the Expo grounds provided the opportunity for this new classic image – trucks, trailers, and the sun setting on another action-packed day.

The trade show: For guests walking into the grounds, this image is one of the first scenes they encounter. This spot marks one of the main avenues from the Exhibition Hall to the Coliseum.

Maggie Seiler

The author is an associate editor. She covers feeding and nutrition, youth activities and heads up the World Dairy Expo Supplement. Maggie was raised on a 150-cow dairy near Valley Center, Kansas, and graduated from Kansas State University with degrees in agricultural communications and animal sciences.