Paragon may be a small town, but they know how to put on a BIG party! This year marks the 99th 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 has reopened under new management and will be once again serving up their scrumptious pizza and breadsticks 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 Bar & Grill - they're hosting live music and a hog roast on Friday and Saturday!  

Here's the scoop on scheduled activities throughout the weekend, September 1-3.
(Don't miss other events taking place on Labor Day Weekend as well!)

Friday, September 1

5 - 10 pm              Paragon Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry 
6 pm                     Festival Opens
6 pm                     Live Music: Shaun Proctor
7 pm                     Festival Royalty Crowing Ceremony
8:30 pm                Live Music: Main Street Band
12 am                   Festival Closes

Saturday, September 2

8 am - ?               Town-Wide Yard Sales
9 - 10 am              Car Show Registration
10 am - 10 pm      Paragon Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry
11 am                   Car Show Begins
11 am                   Kiddie Tractor Pulls
11:30 am              Car Show Judging
1 pm                     Car Show Awards
2 pm                     St. Vincent Statflight Helicopter lands
2 pm                     Silly Safaris Live Animal Show
5 pm                     Live Music: Austin James
8 pm                     Live Music: Bonita
12 am                   Festival Closes

Sunday, September 3

10 am - 10 pm      Paragon Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry
10 am - 3 pm        Antique Fire Truck Exhibit
10:30 am              Corn Hole Tournament Registration
11 am                   Corn Hole Tournament Begins
11 am                   Live Music: Backwoods Bluegrass Band
1 pm                     Meet & Greet Your Favorite Race Car Driver
1 pm                     Power Wheel Derby
2 pm                     WCWO Wrestling
6 pm                     Parade Begins
7 pm                     Awards
8 pm                     Live Music: Mystery Train Band


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!