8th Annual Get Downtown Festival
October 4th & 5th

The 8th Annual Get Downtown Festival will return to Downtown Paragould in 2024. Beginning Monday, September 30th, 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 (available) on Friday evening, October 4th. Main Street Paragould’s final Downtown After Hours of the season will also take place Friday evening, hosting Hayfield 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 14th 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 Kids Pavilion will host kids activities from 10am to 6pm. Enjoy shopping down Pruett St and in the Tate Construction Downtown Market. Community vendors will be hosted in the AR Kids Community Fest area and 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 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 8th Annual Festival. 
Two stages will host music all day long. The Pruett Street stage kicks off at 11am and will host local musicians all day long.
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 4th 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 4th.

Downtown After Hours begins at 7:30pm, Friday, October 4th.

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!

Last years lineup included everything below, we are working on making this year even better!
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, September 30th and will run through Friday, October 4th. 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 5, 2024.

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

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