Paragon may be a small town, but they know how to put on a BIG party! This year marks the 96th year of the town's annual Homecoming Celebration, which features games, activities, live music, a parade and more. Don't let the name fool you - yes, it's a reason for those who grew up in Paragon to return home for the weekend, but visitors are certainly welcome as well! You won't want to miss the great food, live music and small town fun of this annual event. 

Be sure to stop by the Paragon Fire Department for lunch or dinner - the food is always good and they've got yummy homemade desserts! Tomato Pie Pizza Joint will also be serving up their scrumptious slices during the festival, and of course there will be carnival food available as well. If you'd rather enjoy a sit-down mean in a cozy atmosphere, check out locally owned eatery Trackside

Here's the scoop on scheduled activities throughout the weekend, September 3-5. 

Friday, September 3

6:00 pm          Festival Opens, Playing of Taps
6:00 pm          "Corky" The Magic Clown Show
7:30 pm          Royalty Winners Announced
8:00 pm          Live Music: TBA
12:00 am        Festival Closes

Saturday, September 4

 All Day           Town-Wide Yard Sales
 9:00 am         Car Show Registration Begins
 10:00 am       RC Derby Registration & Inspection
11:00 am        Backwood RC Derby Begins
11:00 am        Festival Opens
11:30 am        Car Show Judging
1:00 pm          Car Show Awards
1:30 pm          Power Wheel Derby Registration
2:00 pm          Power Wheels Derby
2:30 pm          Karaoke Contest Registration
3:00 pm          Karaoke Contest Begins
5:00 pm          Bingo Begins at the Fire House (Ages 18+)
8:00 pm          Live Music: TBA
12:00 am        Festival Closes

Sunday, September 5

9:00 am          Church on the Street 
10:00 am        Live Music: TBA
11:00 am        Rodger Birchfield Memorial Antique Fire Engine Show Opens
12:00 pm        Festival Opens
12:30 pm        Gospel Open Mic 
12:30 pm        Corn Hole Tournament Registration
1:00 pm          Corn Hole Tournament Begins
1:00 pm          Battle of the Bands Begins
6:00 pm          Parade Begins
7:00 pm          Awards
7:00 pm          Meet & Greet with Krypton Comics Superheroes & Villains
7:30 pm          Battle of the Bands: Session 2
9:00 pm          Drawings