Mt. Magazine

Butterfly Festival Date Set

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This year’s 18th annual Mt Magazine Butterfly Festival is set for June 20th and 21st at the North Logan County Fair Grounds. Events will be from 10am to 4pm each day.
Butterfly Festival 2014
Enjoy and celebrate the Butterflies in Paris at the 18th annual Mt. Magazine International Butterfly Festival. Live Butterfly Observatory, art show, photo contest, pageant. The event also includes a dog show and contest, live entertainers, new kids zone, petting zoo, pony rides, art and photo show/ contest, helicopter rides, craft and food vendors with more selection than ever before!
Mark your calendars for family vacation weekend if you are traveling in Arkansas and make Paris a place of destination!

The Festival would not be complete without a pageant or queen! The pageant will be Friday June 20th at the Paris Middle School auditorium. $500 scholarship to the winner in the Miss category 16-18, Community Booster Award and photogenic, all ages.

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The annual Art and Photo contest will be a big event this year. There are cash prizes as well as sponsored prizes from Bedford Camera and Video. This year will be open to both youth and adult in both categories.


See you at the Festival!

New Director Named for Paris Chamber Of Commerce

Tonya Baumgartner has been named as the new Director at the Paris Chamber of Commerce.

Excited to be a bigger part of helping Paris grow, Tonya is looking forward to having more tourism come for a visit.

Recently, Tonya gave some insight to her passion for Paris. “I have always worked out of town and I really love our town and wanted to be more involved. I have always worked close with the boys and girls club as a volunteer and coach. My husband was raised in the Paris Area and we got married in April of 2001. We wanted to be in Paris and after being married one year we moved to Paris and opened our own business. P & T pest control (Preston and Tonya) was our big adventure. The first few years were a big struggle for a new business in Paris but we did it! I also went to work for a cell phone company and worked from home. We later opened an office in Paris and started hiring office staff and drivers! We owned our successful business for almost 10 years before we closed the doors in 2012. I then was working all over the state and wanted to be close to home.We have 3 daughters and I my hobbies are anything the girls are doing! They all are active in sports so we do a lot of softball, volleyball, basketball and cheer.

When this position came open I received calls from a few people in town telling me I should apply. I then did a little research and decided it was exactly what I was looking for.  My grandpa and grandma were both born and raised in Paris and that is one reason I love our community so much. I never loose interest of the stories about the history of Paris! I am enjoying the position very much and I have really learned that the Paris Area Chamber is much more involved than people realize. I have already worked on the firework displays, the Santa house, the circus, economic development, the farmers market, the Eiffel tower project, the teachers banquet, the butterfly festival, the big to do on 22, meet with city council and fair board all while working on tourism and building up the chambers membership and our new face book page promoting Paris and it’s area! This is all in just 3 weeks!

I know there is a lot more in store for me and I look forward to the challenge.” welcomes Tonya! With her expertise we are sure that under her leadership Paris will have many new and good things to come.

Paris Gateway to Mt. Magazine Logo

More than 400,000 visitors find their way to Mt. Magazine annually. Being the gateway to the mountain, Paris hopes many will stop for a visit and enjoy the pleasantries of small hometown welcome.

Mt Magazine Offers New Summertime Activity

Mt. Magazine’s, Brandy Oliver, Park Interpreter reports the park is starting a new activity to encourage people in surrounding communities to get out, get together, and enjoy what the park has to offer. ‘One Sunday every month, we are having a “Picnic in the Park” afternoon.’ says Oliver.

Families are invited to bring a picnic lunch to join in games and nature programs at the Greenfield Picnic Pavilion. The first one will be June 2, at 12:30. All picnic times are from 12:30 – 3p.m.

The dates are June 2

July 14

Aug. 11

Sept. 22

Oct. 27

Mark your calendars for these summertime fun in the sun times.