7th Annual Get Downtown Festival
October 13th & 14th

The 7th Annual Get Downtown Festival will return to Downtown Paragould in 2023. Beginning Monday, October 9th, the Lennox Insurance Find Foodie Clues will be released each day. Finding “Foodie” will come with a $500 cash prize! Festival festivities kick off with a “Block Party” sponsored by Block Insurance on Friday evening, October 13th. Main Street Paragould’s final Downtown After Hours of the season will also take place Friday evening, hosting Cory Jackson on the stage at the Community Pavilion. Southern Bank will show a movie in the street with a family friendly thriller for all. 
Saturday morning, the day starts with the return of the 13th Annual Pedal the Ridge gravel ride across 50 miles of gravel roads; a 20 mile gravel route is also available. For the runners and walkers the Get Downtown Races include a 10k, 5k, Kids Fun Run and Doggie Dash along the 8 Mile Creek Trail and Pruett St in downtown. To top it off, all racers will be greeted by a homemade local cinnamon roll at the finish line. Cinnamon Roll bakers will compete for the top Get Downtown Cinnamon Roll!
The fun continues all day in Downtown Paragould. The Nunn’s Construction Touch-A-Truck is a hands on kid friendly experience that will allow kids to touch and explore all kinds of emergency personnel, construction, utility, transportation, delivery vehicles and so much more. The 1st Choice Healthcare Kids Pavilion will host kids activities from 10am to 6pm. Enjoy shopping down Pruett St and in the new Tate Construction Downtown Market. Community vendors will be hosted in the AR Kids Community Fest area and the Image Realty Food Truck Alley will be ready when hunger strikes. 
The Get Downtown Talent Show will begin at 2pm on the Unico Bank Main Stage with many other activities abound in Downtown. With 3on3 basketball, cornhole, bounce houses and a petting zoo there is something for everyone! While having fun, festival goers can capture the memory in the MOR Media Photo Booth at the 7th Annual Festival. 
Two stages will host music all day long. The First National Bank stage kicks off at 11am and will host local musicians including Zach Childers, Aaron Headley, and After Hours. Taking the Unico Bank Main Stage at 5pm will be one of Arkansas’ hottest new country music stars, Tyler Kinch. At 7pm, one of the biggest names ever to be a part of the Get Downtown Festival Tanner Usrey will headline. Usrey, a Texas-born singer, songwriter, and guitarist pairs straight shooting storytelling with country grit, rock ‘n’ roll energy, and Americana eloquence. Most notable for his single “The Light” that soundtracked the finale of Yellowstone Season 4. Along the way, he cemented himself as an electrifying and energetic live presence with over 180 shows in 2022.
The Get Downtown Festival is presented by the Greene County Future Fund and funded in part by the Paragould Advertising and Promotions Commission.

The Festival will kick off on Friday night, October 13th with Main Street Paragould's Downtown After Hours and a Block Party!

Race Packet Pick-Up, Sno Cones, FREE Popcorn, Glow Sticks and so much more!

Race Packet Pick-Up and the Block Party begin at 6:00pm, Friday, October 13th

Downtown After Hours begins at 7:30pm, Friday, October 14th.

Saturday, October 14th the festivities begin with the Get Downtown Races. The race is a safe and fun route on Paragould's 8 Mile Creek Trail and finishes in Downtown Paraoguld.

Race routes, registration and more info is available on the rage page:




The Kids Pavilion will host kid friendly activities throughout the entire day!

The 2023 line-up includes:
10am: Build a Monster Mash Photo Frame
11am: details to follow
12pm: Sand Art
1pm: Brandon Gramling-Creatures Among Us
2pm: History of Greene County Coloring Books with Amy Lucius  
3pm: Craft Time
4pm: details to follow
5:30 Tommy Terrific Magic Show

Find Foodie Sponsored by Lennox Insurance

#1 Clues will be read aloud on Jack 107.1 FM shortly after 7am, Starting Monday, October 9th and will run through Friday, October 13th. They will also be posted afterwards on NEApremiere.com and the Get Downtown Festival Social Media Pages.

#2 Foodie will be in a public place and will not require any digging or moving to be found. Destruction of any sort to any property will not be tolerated.

#3 If you find Foodie, you must call the phone number located on the bottom of him immediately.

#4 Individuals under the age of 18 must have the permission of a parent or legal guardian to participate in the Hunt for Foodie. The parent or guardian will be required to claim the prize on behalf of the child.

#5 By joining in on the hunt for Foodie you are freely participating and will not hold the Greene County Future Fund or Lennox Insurance responsible for any liability.

#6 The $500 Cash Prize for finding Foodie will be awarded at 7:00pm on the Main Stage at the 7th Annual Get Downtown Festival on October 14, 2023.

Take a look back on 2021's Get Downtown Festival.

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