Ike Hamilton Expo Center FAQ

How much does it cost to watch events at The Ike?

Almost all of the events are free to the public.

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How do I find out what is going on at The Ike?

Our website calendar is a good place to find out about scheduled events. The event hotline (318) 325-9160 ext 510 also has event details.

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Is the seating at The Ike handicap accessible?

The Ike is handicap accessible. There is an elevator to the second floor seating and designated handicap seating. There are ramps to the first level of seating.

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Are there concessions available at The Ike?

There are concessions available for most of the events.

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Is there a charge for parking at The Ike?

There is never a charge for public parking during events.

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Can I make a reservation for an RV space at The Ike?

We have over 175 RV spaces therefore we do not take reservations for RV spaces.

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Do the RV spots at The Ike have a dump station or sewer?

All RV spaces have water, electric and sewer.

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Are there showers available at The Ike?

There are showers and dressing rooms available.

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How close is the RV area to the horse stalls at The Ike?

An RV area is located immediately behind the horse barn.

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Can I rent an RV spot if I am not part of an event at The Ike?

The RV spots are for the convenience of our participants and are not rented out unless there is an event.

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Can we plan to evacuate to The Ike RV area in case of another hurricane?

The City of West Monroe was pleased to offer assistance during hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In another similar disaster we would again jump to assist our southern neighbors. However, The Ike is not a designated evacuation center so each emergency must be individually evaluated.

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How big are the horse stalls at The Ike?

Horse stalls are 10 x 10

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Do the stalls at The Ike have dirt floors?

No, all stalls have an asphalt floor.

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Can I bring my own shavings to The Ike?

No, shavings must be purchased from The Ike.

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Can I make reservations for the horse stalls at The Ike?

The Ike staff does not usually take stall reservations unless special arrangements have been made with the show’s promoter.

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How many stalls does The Ike have?

The Ike has 510 permanent stalls and additional covered space for temporary stalls.

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Do the stalls at The Ike have electricity?

Yes.

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How much are the stalls at The Ike per night?

The promoter establishes the cost of the stalls for his/her event.

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Must I stall my horse at The Ike?

Absolutely! The Ike does not permit horses to be tied.

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Are there wash racks at The Ike?

Yes, there are two sets of wash racks. Both sets have numerous wash areas.

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Is there a separate cow barn at The Ike?

Yes, in 2006 a separate cow barn was added. It is attached to the horse barn.

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How many cow ties does The Ike have?

The Ike has approx. 200 permanent tie outs and additional covered space for temporary stalls.

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Does the cow barn at The Ike have electricity?

Yes.

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How much does The Ike rent for?

The daily rental fee varies depending on the time of year, the number of stalls or ties being rented, the length of the show, etc.

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How far in advance do I need to book an event at The Ike?

Most of our events are booked two years in advance.

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Is there concrete under the dirt floor at The Ike?

No, the dirt can be compacted if requested but there is no concrete underneath. At this time there is no additional floor covering provided.

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Do you rent The Ike out for family reunions, weddings, or meetings?

Although The Ike is occasionally rented for non livestock events, it is not appropriate for weddings and similar events. We recommend you contact the West Monroe Convention Center for those types of events. The number for the Convention Center is (318) 396-5000.

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If we book The Ike can we sell concessions and have booths at our event?

The City of West Monroe retains all rights to concessions. No vendor or promoter many sell or give away concession type food. A promoter may have vendor spaces. Fees for vendor spaces are in the contract.

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Can we have a meal catered at The Ike for our participants?

Yes, we recommend that you use our chef to cater your event. However, you are free to choose another caterer if you wish. All catering must be approved by The Ike staff prior to an event.

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Who do I talk to about booking an event at The Ike?

Director Robin Hatten handles all bookings. She may be reached at (318) 325-9160 ext 2.

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How much does an RV space at The Ike cost?

RV spaces are $20 per night.  Promoters may add an additional surcharge.

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What kind of events does The Ike have?

The Ike has a variety of events throughout the year!  Event schedules are available at The Ike and on the webpage.  For the most up-to-date information on events call the event hotline at 325-9160 ext 1.   Most livestock events offer free admission for the public.  Types of events include horse shows, cow shows, goat shows, livestock sales, rodeos, bull riding, monster truck shows, and the Ag Expo.  New events are added each year so be sure to check the calendar often.

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Ike Hamilton Expo Center Contact Information

501 Mane Street
West Monroe, Louisiana
Directions: via MapQuest
 
Phone: 
(318) 325-9160 booking
 
Event information:
(318) 325-9160 ext: 1

Fax: (318) 329-9183
 

Upcoming Ike Events

  • Carden International Circus

    Carden International Circus

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 -
    4:30pm to 7:30pm
    Circus Family fun for all ages 4:30 PM show and 7:30 PM show.
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 4:30pm
  • Crossfire Productions - Team Roping

    Crossfire Productions - Team Roping

    Saturday, October 7, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, October 8, 2017 (All day)
    Crossfire Productions Team Roping Family Fun Free Admission to public
    Saturday, October 7, 2017 (All day)

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