As the old saying goes, everyone loves a parade. Young or old, people appreciate the fanfare and the joy a parade brings because it sort of brings out the kid in all of us.

This Saturday, September 10, marks the 72nd Annual Four States Fair & Rodeo Parade to be held in downtown Texarkana beginning at 10AM.

The parade kicks off the Four States Fair and officials are hoping for the biggest parade this year featuring lots of floats, marching bands, antique cars and as usual -- horses.

Mimi Campbell, Townsquare Media

About The Fair

The Four States Fair was founded in 1945, however, there are records dating back to the first rodeo being held in 1940.  In the fair office, a brochure is on on display that someone donated to the fair listing the second annual rodeo in 1941.

In 1945, the Annual Four States Fair and Rodeo’s charter was established. A parade was held downtown to kick off the fair, and the grounds were built at what is now known as Spring Lake Park. During the 1970s-1980s the Four States Fair originally was located at the Spring Lake Park where we now have the baseball complex.

The Four States Fair and Rodeo eventually moved to its new home on the Arkansas side adjacent to Bobby Ferguson Park, where it remains today.

Be sure and look for the Kicker crew in the parade and at the fair.