Texarkana Four States Fair & Rodeo set to begin in April
TEXARKANA, Ark. (KSLA) - An ArkLaTex tradition is on its way back after being grounded by the coronavirus pandemic.
For 75 years, the Four States Fair & Rodeo has been a fixture in the Texarkana area during the month of September. However, last year the event was postponed due to COVID-19.
Brent Tally, CEO of the Four States Fair announced the 76th annual Four States Fair & Rodeo is back on the books, scheduled for April 2-11.
“Opening week that’s Easter weekend so we got some special activities on Sunday for our kids, a little peace of normal life among all the things we have been dealing with because of COVID,” said Tally.
The Four States Fair will be among the first carnivals to reopen during the pandemic. Tally said they had to get approval from the state of Arkansas who sets the safety guidelines.
“We have reduced ticket numbers in the entertainment center to accommodate those guidelines and as you come in the gate you will have to self verify you are able to come into the facility,” said Tally.
The Four States Fair has been the largest single event in Texarkana with an estimated 100,000 people attending during the 10-day run, and area leaders say this event brings more than fun and games to the community.
“We already got people lined up we are visiting with about employment to come help work the fair. So a lot of those dollars do get spent right back here in town. We are so excited by getting it back to be able to have a fair and bringing our community back together in a safe manner,” said Tally.
More information on the Four States Fair & Rodeo can be found on the organizations Facebook page.
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