Saturday is Frontier Day. The day-long series of activities begins with a parade and ends with the annual Frontier Day pageant.
Those who wish to participant in the annual Frontier Day Parade should line up at 8 a.m. in the AAM parking lot. The parade route will take the down Walnut Street until its connects with 10th Street and they will then turn left into the First Baptist Church parking lot to disperse.
The action will then center on Courthouse Square.
There will be 50 or so vendors around the square. They will include arts and crafts and food vendors. There will be live entertainment all day on the entertainment stage located in the Eiffel Tower Park. A special Kidz Zone will be set up at the First National Bank parking lot. There will be the 17th Annual Car Show around Courthouse Square from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The entry fee is $20. The first 50 entrants receive an exclusive car show t-shirt and the cars and trucks will be eligible for prizes in each class and there will be door prizes.
The Logan County Museum will also be open for special tours. There will be also Kids Rodeo at the rodeo arena sponsored by the Paris Round Up Club. There will also be a 5-K race at the senior high school football stadium.
The Fort Smith reenactment group Lawbreakers and Peacemakers will host shootouts all day long. The crowd will gather at the Old West town that will be set up in downtown Paris.
Meanwhile, there area a plethora of things for little ones to do. The free pumpkin patch will be set up at the Kidz Zone and kids may take home the free pumpkins after they are decorated. New this year is the Pinewood Derby sponsored by the area Boy Scouts. Kids can decorate, build a car and race it down the track for car prizes in age groups from birth to 13. There is also an annual turtle race, Camelrides, bounce houses and you can ride the ponies.
Before it all starts, you can participate in the annual Band Booster Breakfast. That takes place from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church.
At week’s ends, everything was certain except the weather.
“We host it rain or shine. We are hoping for more shine,” said Paris Areas Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tonya Baumgartner.