Paragon may be a small town, but they know how to put on a BIG party! This year marks the 94th 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 31 - September 3. 

Friday, August 31

 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: The Band Pure Country
 12:00 am   Festival Closes

Saturday, September 1

 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 AwardsA
 2:00 pm     Power Wheels Derby
 4:00 pm     Kids' Corn Hole Tournament
 8:00 pm     Live Music: The Blue River Band
  9:30 pm    Prettiest Contest
12:00 pm    Festival Closes

Sunday, September 2

10:00 am     Church on the Street - T he Church We Crave
12:00 pm     Rides Open
 1:00 pm     Adult Corn Hole Tournament
 2:30 pm     Garrett's You've Got Talent
 6:00 pm     Scott Manley (DJ)
 8:00 pm     Live Music: The Eddie VanZant Band
 9:30 pm     Hunkiest Contest
12:00 am    Festival Closes

Monday, September 3

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