SPECIAL ATTENTION: ONLY FIRE, RESCUE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE ALLOWED ON GOLF CARTS OR ATVS INSIDE THE BARRICADES.

This year's festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions!

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curtis hussey wagonWho ever thought that the usual, every Saturday ride to town, would lead to one of the Southeast Tourism Society's top twenty events in 2001.  The beginning of this new trail into Robbins began in 1955.  Mr. Curtis Hussey, along with his cousins, Branson and Graham Hussey, were granted permission to have a Robbins Farmers Day Parade once a year.  This idea soon captured the fancy of others. Mr. Curtis Hussey became "The Wagonmaster." He rode proudly in his 1906 covered wagon made by Tyson Buggy Works, Carthage, North Carolina.  His wife, Mrs. Beulah Hussey, made a new wagon cover every year.

In 1958, the parade consist of sixty-five entries.  The prize was a two dollar cash certificate to spend in local stores.  The Merchant's Association sponsored the parade.

Ten years later, in 1968, three hundred thirty people entered the parade .

By 1978, the special Saturday was definitely a Robbins tradition.  Four hundred entries, along with special guests, Bill Hefner, attended.  Hefner had a special seat beside "The Wagonmaster."  The oddest entry that year was a small covered wagon pulled by a chicken.

 

The son, at the age of twenty five years old, rode behind his dad in the first parade.  In 1992, the pull of the reins led him to the drivers seat. The legend that was started by his dad, would call his son to follow his footsteps. Mr. Odell Hussey. In 2017 Odell's son Robert Hussey would take the reins and is now "The Wagonmaster," who leads the Robbins Farmers Day Parade.

 

Last year, over thirty thousand people attended.  With lots of hard work and dedication from the Robbins Fire Rescue Department, Town Of Robbins and the Robbins Farmers Day Committee this event has become a great opportunity for residents and visitors to celebrate this area's richest history. Robbins population is approximately one thousand people.

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