Third Annual Fox Fanfest August 20th


The third annual Fox Sports Fanfest will take place Saturday August 20th at the Texarkana Texas Convention Center on Cowhorn Creek from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..

The 3rd Annual Fox Fan Fest will be held this Saturday August 20th, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Texarkana Convention Center-Hilton Garden Inn in Texarkana, Texas. The annual event features dozens of sports exhibits, local football teams and pep squads, local bands and a Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony. This year, the  2016 Hall of Fame Inductees are the late former Texarkana Gazette Arkansas high beat writer James Williams, former Liberty-Eylau and NFL player Byron Williams, Arkansas Razorback fan Billy Lavender,  NFL Hall-of Famer  Willie Davis, and former Arkansas High, college football and NFL player Mike Cherry.

There will be dozens of vendors displaying and selling goods and services, several high school football teams and bands; including Texas High, Arkansas High, Pleasant Grove, Liberty-Eylau and Atlanta. The schedule of events is listed at the end of this story. Fans can come rub elbows with sports greats, current stars and celebrities and enjoy the band performances and interviews with players and coaches on stage. Something new this year; a chance to meet the American Legion team from Texarkana (Texarkana Razorbacks) that won the American Legion World Series and they will bring the championship trophy.

Admission into the Fox Fan Fest is Free, compliments of Fox Sports Radio 1400. This is an event for the whole family.

Fox Fan Fest is presented by Texas A&M-Texarkana University and sponsored by McDonalds, Texarkana, Texas ISD, State Farm Agent Kristy Smith, KLFI-TV, McLarty Ford.

For more information, call Bob DelGiorno at 870-648-8878.

Fox Fan Fest Schedule of Events:

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday August 20th, 2016
(Texarkana Texas Convention Center)
Admission is free, compliments of Fox Sports Radio 1400
Dozens of booths and exhibits!

High School Band Performances: In McLarty Ford Band Land

  • 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Pleasant Grove Band
    • 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Texas High Band
    • 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. Arkansas High Band
    • 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Liberty Eylau Band
    • 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Atlanta Band

High School Football teams & American Legion Baseball team introduced on stage, on Main Stage

10:00 a.m.- RRCU Texarkana American Legion Team Intro • 11:00 a.m.– Pleasant Grove Team Intro • 12:00 p.m. – Texas High Team Intro • 1:00 – p.m. Arkansas High Team Intro • 2:00 – p.m. Liberty Eylau Team Intro • 3:00 – p.m. Atlanta Team Intro

  • 4:00 p.m. Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on the Main Stage
  • James Williams – Media Inductee (Posthumously)
  • Byron Williams-Player Inductee
  • Mike Cherry-Player Inductee
  • Willie Davis – Player Inductee (He will not be present)
  • Billy Lavender – Fan Inductee



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