Paragon may be a small town, but they know how to put on a BIG party! This year marks the 95th year of the town's annual Homecoming Celebration, which features rides, 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. 

Here's the scoop on scheduled activities throughout the weekend, August 30 - September 2. 

Friday, August 30

 5:00 pm     Royalty Contest Check-in
 6:00 pm     Rides Open
 6:30 pm     Opening Ceremony
 7:00 pm     Taps 
 7:30 pm     Royalty Winners Announced
 8:00 pm     Live Music: Herb & Jack Show (country & old time rock n roll)
 12:00 am   Festival Closes

Saturday, August 31

 All Day       Yard Sales
 8:00 am     Lions Club Breakfast
 9:00 am     Car Show Begins
 9:30 am     RC Derby Registration & Inspection
11:00 am    RC Derby Begins
 1:00 pm     Rides Open
 1:00 pm     Car Show Awards
 2:00 pm     Power Wheels Derby
 4:00 pm     Kids' Corn Hole Tournament
 8:00 pm     Live Music: Jim Hayden & The Cowboy Playboys
  9:30 pm    Prettiest Contest
12:00 pm    Festival Closes

Sunday, September 1

10:00 am     Church on the Street 
12:00 pm     Rides Open
12:00 pm     Gospel Open Mic 
1:00 pm       Adult Corn Hole Tournament
 2:00 pm     Pro Wrestling
 6:00 pm     Scott Manley (DJ)
 8:00 pm     Live Music: Main Street Band 
 9:30 pm     Hunkiest Contest
12:00 am    Festival Closes

Monday, September 2

11:00 am     Parade
11:00 am     Lions Club Lunch
12:00 pm     Rides Open
12:00 pm     Elite Dance
 1:30 pm      Garrett's You've Got Talent
 5:00 pm      Festival Awards
 7:00 pm      Festival Ends