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- OKC Area Event Venue | Heart of Oklahoma Expo | United States
Event Facilities We've been helping events thrive since 1980, and we'll work for you to show or sell livestock, build a banquet, promote a product, judge a grand championship or find a new rodeo star. We make it our business to know your business, and give it the arena / facility it deserves. Click "See Venue" on any of the 5 facilities below to learn more about what each offers in space and amenities. Avedis Conference Center 17,000 sq ft of open concept space across two floors, with options for small to large events. See Venue Fred Humphrey Pavilion Three-section enclosed pavilion with dirt floor perfect for dirt track racing and livestock functions with attached concession. See Venue Otto Krause Arena Indoor arena with concrete floor seats 1000, with attached concession and LED lighting, with attached concessions. See Venue The Grand Stand Large outdoor arena. Seats up to 7,500 in covered bleachers with 2 uncovered wings seating 250 each; green rooms under the bleachers. See Venue Heart of OK RV Park The Expo Center's surrounding RV Park is equipped with over 700 spaces and four comfort stations. See Venue Find Us Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center 1700 W. Independence Street Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804 Phone: (405) 275-7020 Contact Us Whether you're an event planner or attendee, we would love to host you at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center. To inquire about facilities, upcoming events, and more, complete the contact form. Submit Thank you for choosing the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center! A member from our team will be in touch soon. Find a home for your event in Shawnee, Oklahoma A unique multicultural gem, in Shawnee the old-west modern urban mingle. With hotels and the expo right off of I-40 mere minutes from our world class museums, art galleries, and boutique and vintage shopping, we're the perfect place to host your event. Shawnee is located on I-40 just 30 minutes outside the Oklahoma City metro. With numerous facility options supported by professional event staff and a welcoming community ready to host you, we are here to help your event thrive. Let our professional team assist you today with planning your next meeting, conference, agricultural event or RV rally in Shawnee! About Shawnee Home of the IFYR "The World's Richest Youth Rodeo"
- Facility Info | Heart of OK Expo
About the Heart of OK Expo Encompassing 52 acres of fairgrounds, the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center features five unique facilities including indoor and outdoor, paved and dirt floor arenas, a conference center, and one of Oklahoma's largest RV parks. Wifi is available throughout the complex, and our staff specializes in providing quality A/V, catering, concession, and other event services to ensure your event thrives in Shawnee. Located 35 minutes from the intersection of I-40 and I-35 -- the crossroads of America -- this contemporary venue is just two miles off of I-40 on Hwy 177, located adjacent to the Shawnee Regional Airport and one hour from Will Rogers World Airport, making it an easy destination for any traveler. Event Facilities We've been helping events thrive since 1980, and we'll work for you to show or sell livestock, build a banquet, promote a product, judge a grand championship or find a new rodeo star. We make it our business to know your business, and give it the arena / facility it deserves. Click "See Venue" on any of the 5 facilities below to learn more about what each offers in space and amenities. Avedis Conference Center 17,000 sq ft of open concept space across two floors, with options for small to large events. See Venue Fred Humphrey Pavilion Three-section enclosed pavilion with dirt floor perfect for dirt track racing and livestock functions with attached concession. See Venue Otto Krause Arena Indoor arena with concrete floor seats 1000, with attached concession and LED lighting, with attached concessions. See Venue The Grand Stand Large outdoor arena. Seats up to 7,500 in covered bleachers with 2 uncovered wings seating 250 each; green rooms under the bleachers. See Venue Heart of OK RV Park The Expo Center's surrounding RV Park is equipped with over 700 spaces and four comfort stations. See Venue Heart of OK Expo Grounds Map Frequently Asked Questions What is the size of the conference center? The downstairs area is 17,400 sq. ft. and can be broken down into four individual areas. The upstairs consists of seven seminar/meeting rooms. Maximum capacity in the largest, downstairs area is 1,800 for theatre-style setup, and 800 with tables and chairs.Upstairs room capacities vary from 30 - 75 for classroom style and 40 - 120 theatre style. Is Wi-Fi provided on your facility grounds? Yes, we provide Wi-Fi free of charge to the entire facility – grounds and buildings – to organizers, exhibitors, and attendees. Do you have on-site parking and is there a charge? Yes, there are two large parking lots directly adjacent the facilities. Exhibit hall parking is located within walking distance to both barn areas, RV parking is available in the RV park area as well as overflow parking if needed on site. Handicapped parking is available for conference center events. All parking is free except for RVs, which must be reserved online here. Do you offer catering and concession services? Yes. Food and Beverage services can be organized along with your venue rental. Contact us for more specific information on what is available for your event. Can we bring in our own catering or alcohol? Outside food and beverage services must be specifically approved by and organized with our Events Director and management. The Heart of Oklahoma Expo maintains a full mixed beverage license and will provide all alcohol services. Any outside alcohol for sale or consumption is prohibited and may be removed by Expo Staff. Am I allowed to bring in outside food and beverages? Outside food is not permitted in our buildings or dining areas during events. Is there a kitchen area that is included with my building rental? No, we do not rent out the use of our kitchen facilities on grounds, they are utilized by staff only. Is there a dining area? Yes, both indoor arenas are equipped with dining areas which seat between 30 and 50 people. The conference center can be set for formal sit-down meals, buffet style events or concession areas as well. How do I find out if an event is booked at the facility? All public events are listed on the event calendar, and the information for ticketing and event details is available there is you click on the event you’re interested in. If you want to know if we have a facility open on your event’s preferred dates, contact us! Do you supply decorations or offer decorating services for my event? We can furnish tables, chairs, stages, presentation screens, a dance floor, and other event setup equipment, but we do not currently offer decor rentals or services. Linens are available with catering if needed. For an additional charge, you may rent linens with Bob McNeil, (405) 808-9023. Do you have any rules regarding decorating rooms in the conference center? No thumbtacks may be used to secure anything to the walls and duct tape is not permitted on the walls or flooring as it leaves residue behind. Fishing line, white sticky tack (ONLY) and painters’ tape are all permitted. Easels also work well for displays. Candles must be in a glass container and the flame must be one inch below the top of the container. Fog machines are not allowed as they trigger the alarm system. Do you have a dance floor? What is the size? We have a portable dance floor that can be built up to 60 x 60. When can we have access to the room for set up and decorating? Please contact the Expo Center staff to find out when your event space will be set and ready for you to come in to decorate. Most times it is the day prior to the event depending on scheduling. Can I have my event on a major holiday or major holiday weekend? Yes, we charge an additional $500 room rental fee for holidays or holiday weekends (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve or Day, New Year’s Eve or Day).
- Staff | Heart of OK Expo
Expo Staff Our staff is always ready to help with your planning or accommodation questions. Frank Abbott General Manager 405-275-7020 Frank.Abbott@oakviewgroup.com Derek J. Barton Sales & Event Manager 405-275-7020 Derek.Barton@oakviewgroup.com Justin Hargis Operations Manager 405-275-7020 Justin.Hargis@oakviewgroup.com Heather Marshall Accounting Manager 405-275-7020 Heather.Marshall@ oakviewgroup .com Ken Stafford F&B Manager Ken.Stafford@ oakviewgroup .com
- Grandstand | Heart of OK Expo
Grandstand Utilize our outdoor grandstands for your next rodeo, tractor pull, concert or other outdoor activities. It can seat more than 7,500 visitors in covered bleacher seating while two uncovered wings seat 250 each. The 300 x 240 arena can be set for concerts rodeos and more for your event’s specifications! Rooms are located just outside the grandstand underneath each wing which are perfect for meetings, office space and green room space with 225-person capacity as well as heat and air, restrooms, internet access and an H/A phone line. There is also a concession stand and ticket office. 1/2
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- Upcoming Events | Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center
Upcoming Events Save the date or get your tickets for upcoming events at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center!
- Jobs | Heart of OK Expo Center
Employment Opportunities With 52 acres and five large event facilities, we need help! Opportunities range in area and experience - but require those with a great attitude and willing to work. Part-time hourly positions have the ability of becoming full-time hourly positions based on need and event schedule. View Open Jobs Don't see jobs listed, but still interested in working at the Heart of OK? We're always looking for candidates for grounds and housekeeping staff, concessions cashiers, operations crew members, and other event staff. Send us an email with your experience and interests and we'll be in touch. Email us
- Otto Krause Pavilion | Heart of OK Expo
Otto Krause Pavilion The Otto Krause indoor arena seats up to 1,000 guests with access to Wi-Fi, heat and air systems, concession stands, LWED lighting and in-wall service-drop electricity. This space is equipped for all kinds of events from flea markets and trade shows to livestock shows and bull riding! Book the Otto Accessibility Otto Krause is wheelchair accessible throughout including parking and entry, with the exception of the dirt-floor arena in Bay C. All bathrooms meet ADA standards. Catering & Concessions The Otto Krause Pavilion features a concession stand and dining area directly connected to the arena and lobby / restroom area. The Heart of OK offers a variety of catering and concession options to fit your event, including alcohol. Connectivity WIFI is available free of charge to organizers and guests throughout the entire facility, and throughout the grounds. Otto Krause Pavilion Layout Please click on image above to download a PDF. Otto Krause Photo Gallery 1/1
- Book | Heart of OK Expo
Book Your Event in the Heart of Oklahoma With numerous setup options, onsite catering and concessions and an inviting community eager to welcome your group, our professional team is ready to assist you with planning your next conference, rodeo, or rally in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Let's Get you Booked! 12:00 AM 12:15 AM 12:30 AM 12:45 AM 01:00 AM 01:15 AM 01:30 AM 01:45 AM 02:00 AM 02:15 AM 02:30 AM 02:45 AM 03:00 AM 03:15 AM 03:30 AM 03:45 AM 04:00 AM 04:15 AM 04:30 AM 04:45 AM 05:00 AM 05:15 AM 05:30 AM 05:45 AM 06:00 AM 06:15 AM 06:30 AM 06:45 AM 07:00 AM 07:15 AM 07:30 AM 07:45 AM 08:00 AM 08:15 AM 08:30 AM 08:45 AM 09:00 AM 09:15 AM 09:30 AM 09:45 AM 10:00 AM 10:15 AM 10:30 AM 10:45 AM 11:00 AM 11:15 AM 11:30 AM 11:45 AM 12:00 PM 12:15 PM 12:30 PM 12:45 PM 01:00 PM 01:15 PM 01:30 PM 01:45 PM 02:00 PM 02:15 PM 02:30 PM 02:45 PM 03:00 PM 03:15 PM 03:30 PM 03:45 PM 04:00 PM 04:15 PM 04:30 PM 04:45 PM 05:00 PM 05:15 PM 05:30 PM 05:45 PM 06:00 PM 06:15 PM 06:30 PM 06:45 PM 07:00 PM 07:15 PM 07:30 PM 07:45 PM 08:00 PM 08:15 PM 08:30 PM 08:45 PM 09:00 PM 09:15 PM 09:30 PM 09:45 PM 10:00 PM 10:15 PM 10:30 PM 10:45 PM 11:00 PM 11:15 PM 11:30 PM 11:45 PM Desired event start time 12:00 AM 12:15 AM 12:30 AM 12:45 AM 01:00 AM 01:15 AM 01:30 AM 01:45 AM 02:00 AM 02:15 AM 02:30 AM 02:45 AM 03:00 AM 03:15 AM 03:30 AM 03:45 AM 04:00 AM 04:15 AM 04:30 AM 04:45 AM 05:00 AM 05:15 AM 05:30 AM 05:45 AM 06:00 AM 06:15 AM 06:30 AM 06:45 AM 07:00 AM 07:15 AM 07:30 AM 07:45 AM 08:00 AM 08:15 AM 08:30 AM 08:45 AM 09:00 AM 09:15 AM 09:30 AM 09:45 AM 10:00 AM 10:15 AM 10:30 AM 10:45 AM 11:00 AM 11:15 AM 11:30 AM 11:45 AM 12:00 PM 12:15 PM 12:30 PM 12:45 PM 01:00 PM 01:15 PM 01:30 PM 01:45 PM 02:00 PM 02:15 PM 02:30 PM 02:45 PM 03:00 PM 03:15 PM 03:30 PM 03:45 PM 04:00 PM 04:15 PM 04:30 PM 04:45 PM 05:00 PM 05:15 PM 05:30 PM 05:45 PM 06:00 PM 06:15 PM 06:30 PM 06:45 PM 07:00 PM 07:15 PM 07:30 PM 07:45 PM 08:00 PM 08:15 PM 08:30 PM 08:45 PM 09:00 PM 09:15 PM 09:30 PM 09:45 PM 10:00 PM 10:15 PM 10:30 PM 10:45 PM 11:00 PM 11:15 PM 11:30 PM 11:45 PM Event ending time EVENT TYPE Exhibition / Tradeshow Conference / Large Group Meeting Small Group Meeting Banquet Wedding/Reception Rodeo / Ag Event RV Rally Other Submit Thank you for your interest in holding your event at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center! A member from our team will be in touch to gather more details about your event.
- Avedis Conference Center | Heart of OK Expo
Avedis Conference Center A contemporary venue featuring 32,000 square feet of tradeshow and exhibit space. On the ground floor sits a 17,400 sq ft space that can be broken down into four individual spaces, and upstairs are 7 additional seminar/meeting rooms. With numerous setup options, onsite catering and concessions and an inviting community eager to welcome your group, our professional team is ready to assist you with planning your next meeting, conference, event or rally in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Book the Conference Center Audio / Visual Amenities The large upstairs breakout rooms have ceiling mounted projectors and screens. For projecting downstairs, 9x12 ft screens with projectors can be reserved for an additional fee. Accessibility The Conference Center is completely wheelchair accessible throughout including parking and entry, and all bathrooms meet ADA standards. Catering & Concessions The Heart of OK offers a variety of catering options to fit your event, including alcohol. Other outside food & beverage services must be approved by management. Connectivity WIFI is available free of charge to organizers and guests throughout the entire facility, and throughout the grounds. Conference Center Layout Click the image for printable download. Conference Center Gallery 1/1
- Fred Humphrey Arena | Heart of OK Expo
Fred Humphrey Arena The indoor Fred Humphrey Pavilion features a versatile dirt floor making this pavilion great for various events from livestock functions to dirt track racing. There is a concession stand, heat and air, access to Wi-Fi, LED lighting and in-wall and service drop electricity. Please click on image above to download a PDF. 1/1
- Sponsorships | Heart of OK Expo
Thank you to our sponsors Become a Sponsor If your company would like to get involved and gain visibility, plus target thousands every year by becoming a sponsor at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo, consider one of our many sponsorships, customizable to your needs and goals. Please fill out the form below if you are interested learning more about these advertising opportunities! Sponsor Interest We are interested in (check all that apply): Banner Electronic Ad Naming Rights Other Submit Thanks for submitting your info. We will be in touch!