Ouachita Valley Fairgrounds are long gone, but West Monroe to host first fair since 1970s

Susan S. Johnson

A huge family members-friendly event, which may well be remembered by only a several customers of the spouse and children, is returning to West Monroe for the to start with time in many years.

The West Monroe Fair opens June 15 and will operate via June 22 on the grounds of the Ike Hamilton Expo Middle, 501 Mane St., West Monroe.

The fair will be the initial a single held in the town because the 1970s. The Ouachita Valley Reasonable was previously held at the Ouachita Valley Fairgrounds, on the existing web site of West Monroe Metropolis Govt Complex which houses metropolis corridor and the police section.

Mitchell Amusement, an outdoor amusement enterprise based mostly in Slidell, sought the town out for the reasonable. In accordance to promoter Jimmy Reed, the Ike Hamilton Expo Center is what captivated the company to West Monroe.

“It really is a awesome location there,” Reed reported. “That’s what our enterprise is, placing on fairs.”

The Ike Hamilton Expo will be the web site of the West Monroe Truthful on June 15-22.

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Mitchell Amusement has partnered with a lot of parishes, state, church and community fairs, as effectively as company occasions, all through Louisiana and Mississippi.

The truthful will feature over 58 rides, which include things like kiddie rides for youthful kids, significant family rides and even rides for thrill seekers.

The meals concession will give conventional carnival food, such as cotton candy, corn puppies and funnel cakes.

A rare photo of the Ouachita Valley Fair that was formerly held on the Ouachita Valley Fairgrounds in West Monroe during the 1950s and 1960s.

A scarce picture of the Ouachita Valley Good that was formerly held on the Ouachita Valley Fairgrounds in West Monroe all through the 1950s and 1960s.

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Reed stated the honest is going to be a great party for the local community, in more approaches than 1.

“We bring a ton of funds and spend a good deal of cash in the community,” Reed reported. “The Ike Hamilton Centre is acquiring a great deal of funds. The neighborhood media is finding a great deal of income and we’ll convey in persons to consume, devote income, purchase tires and invest funds at the community diesel station.”

The fair will be open up from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 2 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Admission will be $10 for grown ups and $5 for kids 5 and less than.

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This short article initially appeared on Monroe Information-Star: West Monroe to host very first truthful considering the fact that 1970s, beginning June 15

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