5th Annual Get Downtown Festival Announced for 2021

The Greene County Future Fund is excited to announce dates have been set for the 5th Annual Get Downtown Festival in Downtown Paragould. The Festival will kick off with a block party in Downtown Paragould on Friday, September 24th. Saturday, the 25th, the morning will start with a 5K race through downtown followed by a day full of musical entertainment, street vendors and family fun! Stay tuned, the musician lineup and other activities will be announced soon!

Take a look at the fun and excitement at 2019's Get Downtown Festival.

Get Downtown Races

The 5th Annual Get Downtown Festival will feature a 5k, 1K Kids Run and dog walk! Signup link will be available soon!

10k Race
8am Start

The 10k course runs through historic downtown Paragould. You will run through historic neighborhoods, by beautiful churches, school campuses, inside the city's beautiful Linwood Cemetery.

There is a $25 registration fee and registering before September 1st guarantees a FREE Get Downtown Festival T-Shirt! View the 10k route here.

5k Race
8am Start

he 5k Race also runs through downtown Paragould and is an event for everyone.. kids, racers, walkers, strollers... all are welcome!

There is a $25 registration fee and registering before September 1st guarantees a FREE Get Downtown Festival T-Shirt! View the 5k route here.

Kids Fun Run & Doggie Walk

Kids and our four legged friends take the street at 9:30am for a .58 mile loop of Pruett St.

This race is FREE! All kids 14 and under will be awarded a finisher medal. Register to guarantee a spot!

Get Downtown Cornhole Tournament

There will be three events:

  • Blind Draw- $15 a player
  • Doubles- $30 a team
  • Kids Event- $10 per player

Registration Starts at 9:30, Play starts at 10:30


  • Double Elimination
  • Live bracket viewing on Scoreholio (app available on any device)
  • The boards are placed 27 feet apart.
  • Players are required to only used resin filled bags. Chalk and corn filled bags are not allowed.
  • All tosses MUST be underhanded.
  • Players alternate pitching bags (one player at a time) until each player has pitched all 4 of their bags.
  • The first team to get to 21 wins.
  • Scoring: 1 point if on the board 3 points if made through the hole
  • Cancel style scoring

Download Scoreholio App. Once registered as a player search for 870CN DOUBLES GDTF Cornhole and select the event you wish to register.


Downtown Paragould features amazing restaurants including Chow, Skinny J's, Terry's Cafe, Hyde Park Cafe, Carlos Street Tacos, Hamburger Station and even treats at Something Sweet! Food Trucks will also be located in "Food Truck Alley" of the Festival.

Find Foodie

The 2021 Hunt for Foodie is on, sponsored by MOR Media. Finders Keepers is the game we have here! $500 Cash is up for grabs! Clues will be read aloud on Jack 107.1 FM shortly after 7am, Starting Monday, September 20th and will run through Friday, September 24th. They will also be posted afterwards on exploremornea.com. 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. If you find Foodie, you must call the phone number located on the bottom of him immediately. 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. Remember, by joining in on the hunt for Foodie you are freely participating and will not hold the Greene County Future Fund or MOR Media responsible for any liability. The $500 Cash Prize for finding Foodie will be awarded at 7:59pm on the Ranger Tool & Die Stage at the 5th Annual Get Downtown Festival on September 25, 2021. Complete list of rules can be found on getdowntownfestival.com


The fun starts Friday night at 5pm with a Get Downtown Block Party! The Spencer Herren Band will be playing tunes in Station Park and race packet pickup for Saturday's events begin! At 7pm bring your friends and family to Pruett St. to watch Sandlot out an outdoor movie screen, brought to you by Southern Bank! Free popcorn too!

Then on Saturday we'll rock down on Pruett all day long! With four stages and 10 musicians, street vendors and food trucks there is sure to be something for everyone!
  • 11am: Arkansas Brothers
  • 12pm: The Band TRIPPP
  • 1pm: Sandcreek
  • 2pm: Cory Jackson & Marybeth Byrd
  • 3pm: Eli Adams
  • 4pm: Trevor Johnson
  • 5pm: Vikki McGee
  • 6pm: Milwaukee Tool Shed Band
  • 8pm: mustache the band

Does your Civic Organization want to be part of the festival? Booth space is available. Contact Us using the form below for more information.

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