It's hard to believe but the 74th Annual Four States Fair & Rodeo Parade officially kicks off the fair in downtown Texarkana at 10AM this Saturday.

The parade will run the usual parade route featuring lots of floats, marching bands, antique cars.  Our very own of Andi Darby is this year's Grand Marshall and will leading off the parade in a horse driven wagon.

"I feel very honored and humbled to be asked to be the Grand Marshall of the parade, said, Darby."

Lisa Barr the Executive Vice President with the Four States Fair Association told Andi she couldn't think of anyone more deserving of representing the Four States Fair because of all the work she has done through the years promoting and helping the fair association.

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! Listen to Kicker 102.5 all this week to win Demolition Derby and Rodeo tickets to the Four States Fair. Make sure to come out to the Starz Youth Talent preliminaries on Monday, September 24, with the Kicker crew and the finals on Thursday, September 27 on the outdoor stage with our sister station Power 95-9.