Nov 30, 2014

Party Time!

Ring in the New Year at Paris Landing with music, dancing, food and fun!
Join the Friends of Paris Landing for Party Time at the Park, featuring an evening of music and dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with the band - 24-Seven. This popular dance band will have you swinging and dipping to new hits, old hits, pop, classic rock and more. Dance tickets are $25 per person with proceeds benefiting the Friends of Paris Landing. Tickets can be purchased at the downtown and Lake area branches of the Foundation Bank, FishTale Lodge or at the door.
To make the evening even more special, take advantage of Paris Landing’s New Year’s Eve Dinner and Room Package. The $129 package includes one double-occupancy inn room for two guests, two New Year’s Eve dinner buffets and two New Year’s Day breakfast buffets. Our room, breakfast and dinner packages are filling up fast! Call today to make your reservation.
For more details visit Paris Landing State Park.

Nov 28, 2014

Over the River

Paris Landing State Park will once again be featured in the State Parks Running Tour, with the eight mile "Over the River" race planned for 11 am on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at the Park. Last year there were 123 finishers and more are expected this year.

For course description please visit:

Runners may register beginning at 9:30 am at the park. Awards and trophies will be given for various age groups.

Meal tickets will be available for runners and their supporters for $7.50 each for the buffet lunch at the Park Inn.

"Bringing this running event to Paris Landing has been a cooperative effort of the tour, the race director, Paris Landing State Park, the Friends of Paris Landing State Park, West Tennessee Bone and Joint Clinic and the Chamber," according to Chamber Director Jennifer Wheatley.

For more information or to volunteer to help work the race, call the Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce at 731.642.3431 or go to To register for the race or to learn more about the Tennessee State Park Running Tour, go to

Mike Bell / Frostbite Running Club / 731-441-1468
Registration at

Nov 25, 2014

Christmas By the Lake Arts & Crafts Festival

The Christmas By The Lake Arts And Crafts Festival
Paris Landing State Park Inn
Friday, November 28 3pm-8pm
Saturday, November 29 8am-5pm
Sunday, November 30 8am-5pm

Nov 24, 2014

Tennessee River Stroll

Instead of getting all stressed out shopping on Black Friday - how about a peaceful, relaxing walk in the park.

After Thanksgiving - Tennessee River Stroll
Friday, November 28
Starts at: 9:00 am
Join the staff of Paris Landing State Park for a peaceful walk along the Tennessee River. Meet at the front desk at the inn and then stroll through the picnic area. This is a flat and easy walk on the road, and several types of waterfowl may be seen.   

Nov 22, 2014

Santa to Visit Paris on Black Friday

Photo and story courtesy of WMUF Radio 104.7 FM  

Paris, Tenn.- Thanksgiving is next week, and Christmas is just barely a month away and after you’ve stuffed yourself with Thanksgiving meals, kick off the dash to Christmas in downtown Paris Friday November 28th with the North Pole Family Fun Day, sponsored by the Downtown Paris Association.

Santa, Rudolph, and the elves roll in at 10 am that morning on the Paris Fire Department’s Fire Truck and that ushers in a day of fun, free activities for youngsters until 2 pm.

In an exclusive satellite interview with Santa from the North Pole he said, “I can’t wait to see all the good little boys and girls in Henry County.” Santa, Rudolph, and the elves will take residence in the Gingerbread House on the courthouse lawn and visit with kids throughout the event on the 28th. Henry County High School Band Boosters will be on hand for photos with Santa.

The 4-H club will host a “make and take’ goodie table, with event goers can make their own goodies and take home. Commercial Bank will host a face painting station, where kiddos can have their face painted from 10 am until Noon.

Members of the HCHS Speech Team will read the Polar Express at the Old Depot on Fentress Street, now home of Vicky Muzzall’s Tax Service. Miss Vicky will also give away free whistles to all the youngsters who come to hear the Polar Express story.

The North Pole Family Fun Day also has trackless train rides, sponsored by Dr. Blake Chandler of the West Tennessee Bone and Joint Clinic, a petting zoo and pony rides courtesy of the DPA, and much more. For a complete schedule of events for the North Pole Family Fun Day and any event in the  2014 Downtown Unwrapped Series of events this season, log onto the website,

Nov 17, 2014

What A Weekend!

The first annual Battle of Paris Landing & Civil War Living History Event and Chili Cook-off took place this past weekend and despite cold temperatures and gloomy weather there was a pretty good turnout. 

Chili Cook Off Winners
Chili was judged by aroma, consistency, and taste. 
     1.  Dish Pan Delight
     2.  Forests Fartless Chili
     3.  A-Bowl-A-Chili
     4.  Good Time Charlies

Men and women dressed in authentic Civil War clothing for the event. Events included a hayride, a talk on local Civil War history by Larry Ray of Paris and a display of area Civil War memorabilia collected by Dan Griggs of Dover.  A shot was fired from an authentic Civil War cannon every hour at the event. An Infantry and Calvary station was set up for people to see an authentic campground that one might have seen during the Civil War.

Photo by Shannon McFarlin courtesy of WENK/WTPR
Chaz Durham of Big Rock and Robert Fuchs of Bradford were among those firing the antique cannon at this weekend’s Battle of Paris Landing Chili Cook-Off and Civil War Living History . The cannon was loaned by George Wallace of Dover for the event.  

Photo courtesy of WMUF Best County Radio

A special thanks to everyone who made this event possible.

For more photos please visit the PLTL's Facebook page.

Nov 12, 2014

Two Great Events This Weekend at Paris Landing

Open House at T.F. Rice & Co.
Saturday, November 15 starting at 10 am.

Pottery, Stained Glass, Souvenirs, Jewelry, Metal Art, Wood Art, Textiles, Fine Art & Prints, Candles, Candy, Soap and Gifts created by over 80 local artisans.

Visit their Facebook page at:

                   And ....

The Battle of Paris Landing Chili Cook Off and Civil War Living History
Paris Landing State Park in Buchanan, Tennessee

Saturday, November 15
8:00 am until 1 pm - Chili Cook Off
12 until 3 pm - Hayrides
Civil War Re-enactment Demonstrations with infantry, cavalry and artillery throughout the day.
Chili Tent with chili dogs, chili pies and other vendors.

Sunday, November 16
8:30 am - Church Service at the large Pavilion with music by Amanda Spraggs
9 am til 2 pm - Civil War Re-enactment Demonstrations, vendor area will be open
10 am - Story telling by local Civil War historian - Larry Ray.
1 pm - $100 giveaway and other raffles including a Muzzle Loader.

The event and parking is free.

Nov 10, 2014

Come Meet With Us!

The monthly meeting of the Paris Landing Tourism League (PLTL) will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6 pm at the Paris Landing Emergency Complex at 15616 Hwy 79 N., Suite A
Buchanan, Tennessee 38222.  

We hope you'll join us.

Nov 6, 2014

This Weekend

Lots happening this weekend in our neighborhood.

Candlelight Christmas Open House
Downtown Paris, Tennessee
November 7-8 from 6 pm til 8pm
More information.

Veterans Day Parade
November 8th starting at 10 am at the intersection of Fairgrounds Road and East Wood Street and proceed west on East Wood Street to Pennsylvania Avenue in Paris, Tennessee. Additional information about this year’s parade is available by calling Henry County Veterans Service Officer Bobby Nolan at 642-5055 or Ann Smith, parade chairman, at 1-270-293-2705.

Christmas Open House
Downtown Paris, Tennessee
November 9th from 1 pm til 5 pm
More information.

Cowboy Race & Benefit Trail Ride
Sunday, November 9th
Cherokee Hills Ranch
Click here for more information.

Nov 3, 2014

Paris Landing - A beautiful place.

Perfect weather for fishing from one of the piers at Paris Landing State Park.

Photo by Lee Owenby.

Lee Owenby is a Paris Landing artist well know for her photographic scenes of Paris Landing and Paris, Tennessee as well as her paintings and handmade jewelry.  You can find more of her artwork of Paris Landing online here or locally at T.F. Rice & Co.  You can follow her of Facebook here.