75th Annual Four States Fair and Rodeo begins in Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Ark. - As many as 100,000 people are expected through the gates at the Four States Fair and Rodeo in Texarkana, Arkansas.

The 10-day event kicked off Friday until Sept. 22.

This is the 75th anniversary for the fair.

The 10 day line-up includes some old favorites, like the PRCA Rodeo and Demolition Derby, as well as, some new activities.

One of their biggest events is the livestock shows.

On Friday, more than 600 head of beef cattle were checked in to be judged over the next few days.

Organizers said students will also be showing hogs, goats, and lambs.

Officials said the Four States Livestock Show is larger than the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock.

"We're excited to have this for our youth. It gives them the chance to learn so many life skills through the challenge of showing those animals and be judged for the hard work they've put into it," said Brent Talley, Four States Fairgrounds President/CEO.

Wagner's Carnival is new this year.

Wagner's Carnival

The fair will feature a variety of vendors, exhibits and more than 40 carnival rides.

The Equipment Rodeo is Friday and Demolition Derby is Saturday.

Both events start at 7:30 p.m., with gates open at 6:30 p.m.

Country music artist Mark Wills will perform Wednesday. Show time is 8 p.m.

Then there's the RAM PRCA Rodeo on Thursday through Sept. 21, starting nightly at 7:30 p.m.

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For more information about fair events and ticket prices, as well as, traffic and safety tips, go to fourstatesfair.com.

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