Robbins Farmers Day - Robbins, NC
July 31-Aug 2, 2014

Who 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.  Herner had a special seat beside "The Wagonmaster."  The oddest entry this year was a small covered wagon pulled by a chicken.

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