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.
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, "The Wagonmaster," now leads the Robbins Farmers Day Parade.
Last year, over thirty thousand people attended. With lots of hard work and dedication, The Robbins Fire Department, The Town Of Robbins, and The Robbins Farmers Day Parade Committee now sponsors the Parade. The members of the Robbins Farmers Day Committee are: Chairman: David Lowe. Other members are: Jarius Garner, Brian Marley, Timmy Brown, Jeff Sheffield and Rob Tew. This event is a great opportunity for our residents to celebrate this area's richest history. Robbins population is approximately one thousand people.