The Fair is adding a few new twists and events to the line-up of fun this year. Here are the ticket prices, new events and the schedule for the 72nd Annual Four States Fair and Rodeo, Friday, September 9, through Sunday, September 18.

McDonald's daily unlimited ride armbands will replace the ride-em cowboy days on the first weekend of the Fair and Farmers' Bank and Trust daily unlimited ride armbands will be the last weekend. The good news is these armbands are during the weekends instead of during the school week.

The rodeo kicks off on Wednesday night with PRCA Xtreme Bull Riding, which means bulls, bulls and more bulls. The normal RAM PRCA Rodeo will start on Thursday and run through Saturday night.

Bob Bohm's Family will perform nightly on the Entertainment Stage at 5:30PM, 6:30PM and 7:30PM. Spectators will see magic, comedy, and audience participation. This show should be great family fun.

The parade will remain downtown as in previous years.

Ticket Prices:

  • Fair Gate Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for children 6-12 and kids 5 and under get in free. Parking is free. All arena event tickets include fair admission.
  • Fun Pass $65
  • McDonald's Weekend starts on Friday, Sept. 9, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 11. Unlimited ride armbands are $30 per day. Purchase the armbands at the carnival booth inside the fairgrounds.
  • Farmers' Bank and Trust Weekend: Unlimited ride armbands for the last weekend of the fair for $30 per day. Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18. Purchase the armbands at the carnival booth inside the Fairgrounds.
  • Demolition Derby: $15. Children (12 and under) $10.
  • Rodeo: Box seats reserved $20. Bleacher General Admission $15 adults/$10 children. Thursday night is free kid's night - kids under 12 get free admission with a paying adult.
  • Sunday, Sept.11, is also free admission for seniors from 1-6PM..
  • Taste the Fair Tuesday, Sept. 13 - All food vendors are serving sample sized items of their specialty food at $2 each.

Four States Fair and Rodeo Schedule:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

  • 9AM Junior Beef Cattle Short Haired Judging
  • 4PM Midway Opens—Wright's Amusements Carnival
  • 7PM Live Entertainment, Relentless Performs—Outdoor Stage
  • 9PM Power 95.9 Street Dance—Outdoor Stage

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

  • 9AM Junior Beef Cattle Short Haired Judging, Showmanship
  • 10AM Four States Parade—Downtown Texarkana
  • NOON Midway Opens—Wright's Amusements Carnival
  • 7PM Live Entertainment—Outdoor Stage
  • 7:30PM Demolition Derby—Entertainment Center

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

  • 1PM Midway Opens—Wright's Amusements Carnival
  • 1PM-6PM Senior Citizen Day
  • 4PM Open Beef Cattle Check In
  • 6PM Live Entertainment—Outdoor Stage

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

  • 7:30AM Adult & JR Bake Show Check In—Home Arts Bldg
  • 10AM Open Beef Cattle Show Judging
  • 10:30AM Bake Show Judging
  • 4PM Midway Opens—Wright's Amusements Carnival
  • 6PM Starz Youth Talent Contest—Outdoor Stage

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

  • 4PM Midway Opens—Wright's Amusements Carnival
  • 7PM Live Entertainment—Outdoor Stage

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

  • 8AM - 10AM Check in Junior Market Goat Show Check In - Judging after Lamb Show
  • 8AM - 10AM Check in Junior Market Lamb Show Check In. Judging at Noon
  • 4PM Midway Opens—Wright's Amusements Carnival
  • 6PM Live Entertainment—Outdoor Stage
  • 7:30PM PRCA Xtreme Bull Riding—Entertainment Center

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

  • 12PM - 6PM Junior Market Swine Show Check In
  • 4PM Midway Opens—Wright's Amusements Carnival
  • 6PM Talent Show Winners Perform—Outdoor Stage
  • 7:30PM RAM PRCA Rodeo—Entertainment Center

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

  • 9AM Junior Market Swine Show Judging
  • 8AM to Noon Open Dairy Show Check In
  • 4PM Midway Opens—Wright's Amusements Carnival
  • 5PM Ice Cream Eating Contest—Ag Learning Center
  • 7PM Live Entertainment with Jason Helms Band—Outdoor Stage
  • 7:30PM RAM PRCA Rodeo—Entertainment Center,  Followed by Rodeo Barn Dance

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

  • NOON Midway Opens—Wright's Amusements Carnival
  • 1PM Open Dairy Show Judging
  • 7PM Live Entertainment with Moss Brothers—Outdoor Stage
  • 7:30PM RAM PRCA Rodeo—Entertainment Center

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

  • 8AM 4D Open Barrel Race—Entertainment Center
  • 1PM Midway Opens—Wright's Amusements Carnival
  • 6PM Live Entertainment—Outdoor Stage

For more fair information contact the Fair Box Office at 870-773-2941 or visit them online.