Fall has arrived with its cool, crisp days and nights. While it’s nice to stay warm and wrapped up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate, there are many exciting events in the community. This list has been compiled especially for those wondering how to take in all Paragould has to offer this fall.
1. Attend a musical at the Collins Theatre
If you’ve never been to the Collins Theatre in Downtown Paragould, the perfect opportunity comes in October! You can see the Broadway musical, Rent, set in the East Village of New York City. If you enjoy musicals, you will love this one about love, dreams, and conflict. The show is cast and produced locally, so be sure to come out and support local talent.
Show times include October 14-17 and October 21-24. Tickets are on sale now at this site.
The Collins Theatre is located at 120 W. Emerson Street.
2. Picnic at Harmon Park
Pack a lunch and head to Harmon Park! You can watch as new construction has begun on Greene County’s 8-Mile Creek Trail, which will eventually connect various locations across Paragould including Paragould High School, Paragould Primary, Greene County Tech Primary, and Harmon, Bland & Labor Day Parks.
You can also bring your dog to Bark Park and let your pet run wild in one of two sections for small or large dogs.
Harmon Park is located at 309 W. Northend Avenue.
3. Run (or walk) for a cause
Put on your running shoes and head to Greene County Tech Junior High on November 13. The annual 4,000 Steps for Diabetes Glow Run presented by Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Diabetes Care Clinic will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. All proceeds from the event will help with diabetes research and local efforts.
To register for the event or find out more information, click here.
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is located at 900 W. Kingshighway. This event will be held at GCT Jr High which is located at 5201 W. Kingshighway.
4. Watch a movie at Scatter Creek
Grab a blanket and some lawn chairs and visit Scatter Creek Berries and Produce for fall family movie nights. The movies are free to the public with a canned food or cash donation. There will also be concessions available.
The movie lineup includes:
The Mummy – October 9
Halloween Town – October 16
The Nightmare Before Christmas – October 23
In addition to movies, Scatter Creek has U-Pick pumpkins available at their pumpkin patch through October 30. They also have apples from Rendleman’s Orchard and other yummy goodies.
Check out Scatter Creek Berries and Produce on Facebook or call 870-586-0423 for more details.
Scatter Creek is located at 44 Greene Road 145, Paragould, AR 72450.
5. Visit a craft fair
Local artists will be showcasing their work at two crafting events this fall.
The 2nd Annual Project Paragould Fall Craft Fair will be held October 16 at 9 a.m. at the Greene County Public Library. There will be free games, kettle corn, food, and live music. There will also be an exhibit inside the library featuring Lego brick models created by local builders.
The 45th Annual Harvest Craft Show will be held November 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Paragould Community Center. There will be food, door prizes, and plenty of vendors. If you’re interested in becoming a vendor, call 870-239-7530.
The Greene County Public Library is located at 120 N 12th Street.
The Paragould Community Center is located at 3404 Linwood Drive.
6. Listen to some Bluegrass music
If you like Bluegrass music, you’re in for a treat at the Collins Theatre the fourth Monday of the month!
On October 25, you can see Special Consensus, a two-time Grammy nominee, perform on the Collins stage. Special Consensus has been on nationwide and international tours and won many awards including the 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Album of the Year.
You might have seen the next group on Season 12 of America’s Got Talent. On November 22, The Baker Family from south central Missouri will perform a mix of bluegrass, gospel, and classic country music.
Admission is $10 per person. Those 18 years old and under are admitted free.
If you would like to attend, you can get advanced tickets here or pay cash at the door.
7. Cheer on your favorite high school team to victory
Fall is all about football, so go out and support the Greene County Tech Eagles or Paragould Rams on the gridiron.
The Paragould Rams home schedule includes:
Nettleton (Jonesboro) – October 8
Forrest City – October 15
The GCT Eagles home schedule includes:
Valley View – October 22
If you want to see both teams play at the same time, head to GCT on November 5th as they take on Paragould. Go team!
If football isn’t your thing, you can always support the school bands. The GCT Eagle Band and the Paragould Pride Band are both award-winning bands.
8. Enjoy Halloween to the fullest
If you’re looking for a safe, family-friendly way to trick-or-treat this year, Downtown Paragould is the place to do it! Saturday, October 30, get dressed up in your favorite costume and join the fun from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
When your bags are full of candy there, head to the Paragould Community Center from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for Trunk or Treat. Local businesses, organizations, individuals, and churches will be present. If you would like to reserve a spot to pass out candy, please call 870-239-7530. Candy donations are also being accepted.
The Paragould Community Center is located at 3404 Linwood Drive.
9. Attend a car show
The Paragould Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #87 is hosting their first car show at Reynolds Park. If you are a car enthusiast, then mark your calendars for October 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you would like to participate in the car show, there is an entry fee and opportunities to win various awards. For those that don’t have a car in the show, there will be food and activities for the entire family.
To find out more details, you can call Carlon Chipman at 870-450-1982 or Sheila Robertson at 870-239-7564.
Reynold’s Park is located at 3307 Reynolds Park Road.
10. Shuffle through Downtown Paragould
When you’re visiting the shops in Downtown Paragould this fall, you might find a scarecrow or two. Bring the family and post a picture with a scarecrow, and you might win $100 Downtown Dollars.
To find out more about the event details, visit here.
So there’s the list for the top things to do in Paragould this fall.
Spend a day or evening with your family and friends making memories and enjoying the one and only Paragould.