Paragon may be a small town, but they know how to put on a BIG party! This year marks the 98th 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 outdoor festival food available as well. If you'd rather enjoy a sit-down mean in a cozy atmosphere, check out locally owned eatery Trackside. Bounce houses and other activities will be on hand for the kids to enjoy throughout the weekend. 

Here's the scoop on scheduled activities throughout the weekend, September 2-4.
(Don't miss other events taking place on Labor Day Weekend as well!)

Friday, September 2

5 - 10 pm             Paragon Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry 
6 pm                     Festival Opens, Playing of Taps
6 pm                     Mr Ed's DJ
7 pm                     Festival Royalty Crowing Ceremony
8:30 pm                Live Music: Indy Annie's
12 am                   Festival Closes

Saturday, September 3

8 am - 2 pm          Town-Wide Yard Sales
8-11 am                Lions Club Breakfast 
9 - 10 am              Car Show Registration
10 am - 10 pm      Paragon Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry
10 am - 10 pm      Star Flight Helicopter
11 am                   Car Show Begins
11 am                   Kids Powerwheel Derby (at the Stage)
12 pm                   Adult Powerwheel Derby (at the Stage)
12 pm                   Live Music: The Isaac Family Band
12:30 pm              Car Show Judging
2 pm                     Silly Safaris Live Animal Show
5 pm                     WCWO Wrestling
8 pm                     Live Music: The Tom Henson Band
12 am                   Festival Closes

Sunday, September 4

10 am - 10 pm      Paragon Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry
10 am - 10 pm      Antique Fire Truck Exhibit
10 am                   Church on the Street 
11 am - 1 pm        Lions Club Dinner
12:30 pm              Corn Hole Tournament Registration
1 pm                     Corn Hole Tournament Begins
2 pm                     Meet & Greet Your Favorite Race Car Driver
2 pm                     Live Music: Deadline Band
5 pm                     Gentry Martial Arts Demonstration Team
6 pm                     Parade Begins
7 pm                     Awards
8 pm                     Live Music: Tyler Poe & Volunteer Railroad


The Paragon Homecoming Festival is the annual kickoff to a slew of fall festivals and fun events in Morgan County. Don't miss getting these fun events on your calendar. Check out our Fall Fun page for all the info on what to do in Morgan County during the colorful fall season!