Paragon may be a small town, but they know how to put on a BIG party! This year marks the 92nd 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! Here's the scoop on scheduled activities throughout the weekend, September 2-5. 

Friday, September 2

 5:00 pm     Royalty Contest Check-in
 6:30 pm     Opening Ceremony
 7:00 pm     Taps
 7:30 pm     Royalty Winners Announced
 8:00 pm     Houston Octane
With home-grown roots right here in Paragon, Houston Octane 
features "Big Sam" Houston, "Little Sam" Houston, Joe Sherfick and Billy Sortore. 

Saturday, September 3

 All Day       Yard Sales
 8:00 am     Lions Club Breakfast
 9:00 am     Car Show Registration
 1:00 pm     Rides Open
 1:00 pm     Car Show Awards
 2:00 pm     Temple Door
Playing "metal for your soul," the music of Temple Door will take
you on a dramatic journey through stories of redemption and mercy.

  3:00 pm     Pedal Tractor Pull
  4:00 pm     Kids' Corn Hole
  8:00 pm     Split Rail
Out of the foothills of Morgan County, Indiana, Split Rail
is a four piece band with soul in the Country/Americana style.

  9:30 pm     Prettiest Contest
12:00 pm    Festival Closes

Sunday, September 4

10:00 am     New Salem Church Service
12:00 pm     Rides Open
 1:00 pm     Power Wheels Derby
 1:00 pm     Adult Corn Hole
 4:00 pm     Down Pour
Winners of the 2010 Solid Gospel New Talent Search. 
 6:00 pm     Scott Manley
Everyone's favorite local DJ with high energy and a huge variety of music.
 9:00 pm     Hunkiest Contest
10:00 pm     The Band Pure Country
This regional favorite has recorded in Nashville
and opened for many nationally known country artists.

12:00 am     Festival Closes

Monday, September 5

11:00 am     Parade
11:00 am     Lions Club Lunch
12:00 pm     Elite Dance
12:00 pm     Rides Open
 2:00 pm     Dave Ohaver Band
 5:00 pm     Festival Awards
 6:00 pm     Festival Ends