Thursday, September 26, 2013

This Weekend ...Get An Eye Full of Paris

Eye Full of Paris Weekend - Where the Arts Converge

If you've been thinking about making a trip to Paris, Tennessee - this is the weekend to do it.

Fans of music and the visual arts have a big weekend in store September 27-28 when Eye Full of Paris Weekend takes the stage in Historic Downtown Paris. The event is sponsored by the Downtown Paris Association (DPA).

The weekend kicks off Friday with Noon on the Square when Commercial Bank will bring the music of John Austin McDaniel to the stage on the courthouse lawn. (Check out this gifted country artist at www.cdbaby.com.) Project Graduation will sell lunch hot off the grill, and the DPA will take donations for Pepsi drinks. Bring a lawn chair, come early and enjoy a great time.

Downtown’s 30+ merchants, including seven clothing boutiques, ten gift shops and four eateries will have their doors wide open with Eye Full of Paris Sales on Friday and Saturday,” said DPA President Kathy Ray. Log on www.shopmainstreets.com/states/tennessee.html to access an online tour of many of
these shops.

Saturday, September 28 the courthouse lawn becomes the crossroads of art, music and food when Arts ‘Round the Square (ARTS), sponsored by the Paris-Henry County Arts Council (PHCAC) opens at 9:00 am. Juried potters, wood carvers, fiber artists, jewelry makers, wood workers, and painters demonstrate and sell their wares throughout the day. The demonstrations have become one of the well-loved hallmarks of this event, according to PHCAC Executive Director Kat Tolley. “Our visitors like to view the creative process,” said Tolley, “even if it’s just a brief glimpse into that individual’s method.” Artists continue to be juried throughout the month. For information, log on www.phcarts.com or call 731-642-3955.

For those who would like to have a hands-on experience, a Downtown Sketch Crawl is scheduled for 10:00 am. Participants meet on the north side of the courthouse with pencil, paper or sketch pad. Everyone draws for 30 minutes then shifts to a different side of the courthouse and starts over. At noon photos are taken of the sketches for the Downtown Paris Association. The free event is open to all ages and ability levels. For more information, email Snow at joeearl.snow@gmail.com.




Children can also get in touch with their inner artist at Arts ‘Round the Square at the KidsZone, an area forinteractive children’s projects. These projects are free and help children connect their work with the professional work that is taking place around them that day.



Music is a large part of ARTS with live performances throughout the day on the lawn. These include:

  • 9:30 Henry County High School Marching Band will start the music program as they march into the downtown court square.
  • 10:15 Scott Myatt and Steve Short on stage
  • 11:00 Jamaica Me Happy Steel Drum Band from UT Martin on stage
  • 12:00 Renaissance Theatre from Bethel University on stage and on Washington Street
  • 1:00 Shepherd Family on stage
  • 1:30 Henry County High School Madrigals on stage
  • 2:15 Paris Henry County Youth Orchestra


ARTS wraps up a 4:00 pm just in time for visitors to grab a blanket or lawn chair and head to the Paris Winery on Harvey Bowden Road. The band Risky Business takes the stage at 6:00 pm for the Eye Full of Paris finale. This group features originals plus favorite Country, Southern Rock, Classic Rock and Blues tunes. Bring a picnic basket or enjoy take out from the Ruggero’s Italian Bistro during this free evening of live music and wine tasting under the stars. Visit www.ParisWinery.com or call 731-644-9500.

The DPA invites visitors stay overnight Friday and Saturday at downtown’s Home Sweet Home Bed and Breakfast or with other local innkeepers.

The historic downtown churches welcome visitors for Sunday services.

Eye Full of Paris began in June, 2006, with Paris-Henry County Art Council’s first Arts Round the Square (ARTS) held on the courthouse lawn. In 2007 the Council partnered with the Downtown Paris Association; sites and dates were expanded. That same year the event was renamed and received funding from the Tennessee River Resort Act. Find out more at www.VisitDowntownParis.com, www.TnVacation.com or call the Chamber of Commerce at 731-642-3431.

The mission of the Downtown Paris Association is to promote prosperous business
activity and community involvement while encouraging preservation of the downtown
area. Visit them online at www.visitdowntownparis.com or call DPA President Kathy
Ray at 731-653-PARIS.

Here's a recap:

  • Friday - Noon on the Square with a live band and concessions and Wildlife Art Exhibit at Lee Academy.
  • Saturday - Arts 'Round the Square from 9 am to 4 pm.  Visual artists, amazing entertainers, and great food on historic court square.  Bring the kids for free interactive kids zone.
  • Saturday - Concert in the Vineyards at Paris Winery from 6-10.  Go to https://www.pariswinery.com for more information.
  • Sunday - Downtown Churches Rejoice at First Baptist Church Christian Life Center from 12:30 - 2:30.  A wide variety of performances by musicians of all ages.  Call 731-642-5074 for more information. 

For more information visit:
https://www.phcarts.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/downtownparistn/
http://www.visitdowntownparis.com/

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

BBQ Cook Off Updates

5th Annual Boss Hoss Cook Off

September 19 - 21, 2013 at Paris Landing State Park




Look Who's Coming To Play With Us!
Tentative List of Teams ... So Far
  • 2 Mighty Swine Fellas 
  • Double A’s BBQ 
  • Grillin & Chillin 
  • Martin Healthcare 
  • Big Bubba’s BBQ 
  • Dew Drop Inn BBQ 
  • Tennessee River Porkers 
  • Hawg County  
  • Pirate Pork 
  • Ash Kickers 

Revised List  Prizes and Sponsors as of 9/18/2013

Grand Champion:  $775.00
  • $400.00  Paris Landing Tourism League
  • $100.00 Foundation Bank
  • $100.00 Lake Associates Realtors
  • $100.00 Stewart County Chamber of Commerce
  • $75.00 Eagle Creek Clinic - HCMC
Pulled Pork:
  • 1st  place : $100.00 Boss Hoss Cycles
  • 2nd place: $75.00 McDonald’s Paris
  • 3rd place: $ 50.00 Sign & Trophy Express
Chicken:
  • 1st Place: $100.00 Boss Hoss Cycles
  • 2nd  place: $75.00 Chadwicks Lake Properties
  • 3rd Place: $50.00 Little Eagle RV
Ribs:
  • 1st place: $100.00 Boss Hoss Cycles
  • 2nd  place: $75.00 Lakeway Building Supply
  • 3rd  place: $50.00 Southern Lighting & Graphics

Best Team Spirit:
  • $50.00 Cabinet Corner

In addition to this website, you can also follow us on Facebook for updates on payouts and all the information for the BBQ cook off!

Get ready to see some smoke rolling over Paris Landing and the motorcycles rumbling!!



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Friday, September 13, 2013

BBQ Cook Off Update

Prizes and Sponsors for the 5th Annual Boss Hoss Cook Off
September 19 - 21, 2013 at Paris Landing State Park

Grand Champion:  $775.00  as of 9/18/2013

  • $400.00  Paris Landing Tourism League
  • $100.00 Foundation Bank
  • $100.00 Lake Associates Realtors
  • $100.00 Stewart County Chamber of Commerce
  • $75.00 Eagle Creek Clinic - HCMC

Pulled Pork:

  • 1st  place : $100.00 Boss Hoss Cycles
  • 2nd place: $75.00 McDonald’s Paris
  • 3rd place: $ 50.00 Sign & Trophy Express

Chicken:

  • 1st Place: $100.00 Boss Hoss Cycles
  • 2nd  place: $75.00 Chadwicks Lake Properties
  • 3rd Place: $50.00 Little Eagle RV

Ribs:

  • 1st place: $100.00 Boss Hoss Cycles
  • 2nd  place: $75.00 Lakeway Building Supply
  • 3rd  place: $50.00 Southern Lighting & Graphics


Best Team Spirit:

  • $50.00 Cabinet Corner

Note:  If your BBQ team needs electricity, make sure to sign up early because space is limited and it will be first come first serve.

Our community is really being supportive of the 5th Annual Boss Hoss Cook Off.  Thanks to all our sponsors who continue to make this event grow every year!!   Bring on the smoke! 

In addition to this website, you can also follow us on Facebook for updates on payouts and all the information for the BBQ cook off!

Get ready to see some smoke rolling over Paris Landing and the motorcycles rumbling!!



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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Arts & Crafts Kind of Weekend

It's going to be an Arts & Crafts kind of weekend at Paris Landing.


Saturday & Sunday, September 7 - 8
Arts In The Park at Paris Landing State Park

    
                                        Arts and Crafts                                                  Food

Kid Activities

This is a great event with craft people coming from hundreds of miles away to show their wares.  

While you are in the neighborhood you might also want to check out T.F. Rice & Co.  where everyday is an arts and crafts fair and you can always find handmade items by local artisans.  

    
T.F. Rice & Co. has truly become a "gathering of eclectic artists" many of whom are unable to participate in shows such as the one at the State Park.  

T.F. Rice & Company  - open Saturday 10-5 and this Sunday from 10 - 3
731-336-1290
1162- Hwy 79 N., Buchanan, Tn 38222

While you are in the neighborhood, please check out these local restaurants:

Dodd’s Country Store

Dry Dock Restaurant

Lakeview Grill

Pizza Pro


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