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Frontier Days in Paris, 2014

What are your plans for this weekend? Need a fun get-a-way? October 4th…Round ‘em up, head ‘em out, stampede ‘em to Paris!!

The 35th Annual Frontier Days is THIS WEEKEND for celebration and fun activities, THE place for a whoop’n good time.

A parade will kick off at 9a for the festivities. Later, many of the cars parking at the square for the car show from 10a-2p along with a motorcycle show put on by the CMA’S.

Main events are located at the Fair Grounds on E 22 hwy at Airport Industrial Rd just east of Paris proper.

Beginning at at 10 a  until 7 p. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the entertainment.
Here’s the scheduled events:
       10a    Color guard and National anthem at Haguewood prairie.                                    Haguewood Monument
       11a     Movies about Paris History
      12p    July 15th, 1914 Arthur Tillman (hosted by Logan County Museum)
       1p      Patrick Milliard provide vocals and guitar
       2p      Movies about Paris History
       3p      Turtle Race along with Dress review contests.
      4p      Katlyn Culver vocals

5-7p Merilee Voth Country artist
  Other Event throughout the day:
         10-5 Quilt Show in main show room
         10-5 FREE Pumpkin Patch sponsored by friends of CASA
A kids zone packed full of fun activities bounce arounds, train rides, face paining, coloring sheets and free ice cream, pony rides and a petting zoo.
Join us  in Paris and have some real Frontier Day fun family designed make great memories.


34TH Annual Frontier Day Festival

Mark your calendars! FRONTIER DAY IS SATURDAY, OCT. 5. Spend the day in beautiful Paris, Arkansas and experience true home town Americana.

The 34th Annual Mt. Magazine Frontier Day Festival will be located at the Logan County Fairgrounds at 144 Airport Industrial Park and E. Highway 22

The Paris Chamber of Commerce released the event schedule and general information. LOTS to do and a whole day to do it in. Plan to come out~ ‘Where Yesterday Meets Today for a Day’



Every year on the first Saturday in October, Paris hosts the Annual Mt. Magazine Frontier Day Festival. The event is a day full of entertainment, contests, and lots and lots of fun. Anyone attending the event is encouraged to dress in Frontier appropriate attire and participate in this fun filled old fashion celebration of our pioneer heritage! For more information, contact the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce at 479-963-2244 or pariscoc@gmail.com

We would like to invite you to join us Saturday, October 5, 2013 in downtown Paris on the courthouse square and at the Logan County Fairgrounds, for our 34th  Annual Mt. Magazine Frontier Day Festival.

The festivities begin at 9am with the annual Frontier Day  Parade which begins at Cloyes Gear and travels East on Highway 22 to 5th street then the square fills up with antique and classic cars for the Annual Antique & Classic Car Show **on the courthouse square this year** 

Opening Ceremonies will be at 10am at the Logan County Fairgrounds with the dedication of the Haguewood Prairie Civil War Battle Historical Marker.

From 10AM-5PM, the day is packed with arts & craft & food vendors, old fashioned games and contests with prizes to the winners.

A Sesquicentennial Civil War Observance with Civil War cannon & musket fire demonstrations, a battle re-enactment, Civil War encampment. 

A pioneer dress contest will be held for men, women & children, along with events like the annual Box Turtle Race, Log Sawing, Nail Driving & Hay Bale Tossing. 

There will be live musical entertainment on the stage inside the Main Exhibit Hall.  Activities for the children are also highlighted throughout the day with old fashioned make and take crafts and educational programs in the Civil War Exhibit area.

The  CASA of the Tri-Peaks,  Logan County 4-H Clubs and the Rural Fire Departments will be hosting a fantasticKIDZ Zone from 10AM-5PM with many FREE or low expense activities.

The Logan County PieceMakers Quilt Guild will have a quilt show held inside the main exhibit hall at the Logan County Fairgrounds from 10-5.

The Miss Mt. Magazine Pageant will top off the fun packed day and will be held at the Middle School Auditorium at 602 North 10th at 5 pm.

Paris Video

Paris Chamber of Commerce Director, Linda Hixson has talked with a documentarian, Ray Bertram about Paris. Here is a preview on YouTube of  some of the Documentary film footage from his the Documentary series.

This is just a short preview of some of the footage that has already been filmed and not the finished documentary.  Ray and the crew will return again on May 4 to complete shooting footage, then will do the studio work to put the finished film together,  some of this footage may not even be in the final documentary.

Ms. Hixson offered, ‘ He said that the team was trying to decide on which small town to feature next in the series and that they were finding it hard to find a city our size that compares…in Mr. Bertram’s words,  “Paris sets a very high bar and will be a hard city to follow.”

We knew that. Paris is a great little town to live in, visit and learn about its colorful history.


‘Keep Paris Beautiful’ Special Request

UPDATE! Keeping Paris Beautiful..

Keep Paris Beautiful~~Please call (963-3243) or email (tvarnell@parisschools.org) if you would like to volunteer during the Keep Paris Beautiful event as soon as possible. The event is set for Saturday, April 20th. Sign-in will begin at 7:45 am and the event should wrap-up around noonish. The projects this year will include removing graffiti, painting, planting and litter pick up. Free lunch will be provided by First National Bank at Paris. Thanks for your help!


This just in from Tonya Varnell, Director of Communications & PR, Paris School District

It’s time to start planning for our “Keep Paris Beautiful” clean up event this spring! Last year, with the help of several student groups, staff members and community leaders we were able to plant 27 trees at the Wood Street Park, clean up Veteran’s City Park, ball fields, PES and PMS campuses, fairgrounds and stretch of hwy 22 in front of fairgrounds/airport and do some landscaping work around the superintendent’s office

I would like to have more volunteers this year so we are able to complete a few more projects, maybe on a grander scale. If you would like to participate, please let me know asap. Let me know if March 30th or April 20th would work best for you. Also, please feel free to shoot me an email with any suggestions for the event! Thanks to everyone that helped out last year and I look forward to working with you to help our community look its best!

For more information, you may reach Tonya Varnell at 479-963-3243.



Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser at St. Joseph’s

The St. Joseph PTO will host a  Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 10am-2pm at the Parish Hall. Proceeds will support the St. Joseph’s School. Tickets are $8 for Adults, $4 for (5-12 yrs) and 5 and under Free.  Carryout will also be available.  There will also be a Quilt Raffle and tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10 for more information you may contact the school at 479-963-2119.

Civil War Historical Marker for Logan County

THIS JUST IN!!   We are about half-way there on raising money for the historical marker! Any contributions, no matter how small, add up quickly and get us closer to the establishment of the memorial marker. For more information, read on…

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial has awarded a matching grant to place a historical marker near the site at the corner of Airport Road and Highway 22.   The grant requires a matching fund of eleven hundred dollars.  A committee has been appointed by the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce to, not only raise the matching funds, but to coordinate the Sesquicentennial activities for north Logan County.  Committee members include Joyce Friddle, Linda Hamilton, Ty Varnell, Glenn Gilbreath, or Curtis Varnell.

Donations of any amount can be made by contacting one of the committee members, leaving the donation with the Chamber of Commerce, or by making a deposit at First National Bank of Paris to the Civil War Memorial Fund. 

Plans include dedicating the site this fall, developing a historical CD about the area and staging a remembrance and reenactment during Frontier Days 2013 commemorating  the 150th anniversary of the battle.

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Arkansas by sanctioning events, encouraging research and education programs related to Civil War Arkansas, and preserving the sites that witnessed the Civil War in Arkansas. The Civil War Sesquicentennial will be celebrated between 2011 and 2015.