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Paris is located in Logan County (of which it is the county seat), east of Fort Smith, between Ozark and Danville at the 22, 309 & 109 Hwy intersection. Also situated just south of the Arkansas River and west of Lake Dardanelle.
Paris was named for Paris, France, in 1874 and was incorporated on February 18, 1879. Coal mining flourished and in the 1890s, Paris was a bustling city of 800 people. Citizens in this town had two newspapers, a bottling works company, nine general stores and the Paris Academy. Mining was the community's main industry by 1917, but in 1945 sooty miners deserted their tunnels.
Paris is the gateway to magnificent Mount Magazine, the highest point between the Rockies and the Appalachians. Mount Magazine has long been a favorite spot for rappelling and hang gliding. Beautiful mountains, lakes and streams form the backdrop for this lovely city.
Manufacturing and agriculture are Paris's main economic wellbeing.
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06/04 Coming to The area
Arkansas Literary Festival Little Rock AR April18-21 The tenth anniversary gathering with events on both sides of the river. Featuring well known authors Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.
Riverfest Little Rock AR May24-26 Riverfest is a celebration of visual and performing arts that is held annually over Memorial Day weekend on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock.
National Poultry Festival Rogers AR June14-15 In addition to a music concert, the weekend events includes a golf tournament, fishing tournament, skeet shoot, horseshoe tournament, ladies luncheon, motorcycle rally, kids’ activities, ice cream socials, a barbecue cooking contest, and a barbecue fair where delicious food can be sampled.
Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
National Championship Chuckwagon Races Clinton AR August31-September2 Chuckwagon Races, Snowy River Race, bronc fanning, music, concerts, camping, trail riding, western trade show, horse and mule clinics, seminars, and barn dances.
Arkansas Apple Festival Lincoln AR October4-6 The centerpiece of the festival is the unequalled variety of arts and crafts, featuring works of some of the most talented artisans in the Ozarks. One of the highlights of the Arkansas Apple Festival is the Apple Core Throwing Contest, a test of strength, accuracy, aerodynamics, and just plain luck.