Calendar & Dining Guide

Ongoing and Monthly Events in and Around PARIS! TN

  • GO TEAMS! – Support the PSSD’s and Henry County School System’s talented sports teams. Call individual schools for up-to-date schedules. Don’t forget Saturday mornings are “kicking” with sports too! Paris Soccer at McNeil Park (731-333-9464).
  • Come Play Inside – Paris Civic Center has an indoor pool, track, weights, and fitness machines. Pay by the visit or become a member. Located on Volunteer Drive. Call 731-644-2517.
  • Be Inspired – The Paris Academy For The Arts has many classes for adults and children. Music, ceramics, painting, drawing, textiles lessons are just some of the offerings. For information and class schedules, visit
  • Hola! – The W.G. Rhea Library will be holding ESL classes on Fridays, 10-11 am. Features instruction in grammar, vocabulary, speaking, and listening, plus reading and writing. Contact Calvin at 731-642-1702 ext. 104 for information.
  • Managing Your Health – Henry County Medical Center offers monthly seminars including Chronic Disease Management Screenings, Childbirth Education, and many more. All are free but you must pre-register by calling 731-644-3463.
  • Put Your Thinking Cap On – The Paris-Henry County Arts Council sponsors Trivia Night on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Ace’s Restaurant. For more information, visit or their Facebook page.
  • Popcorn anyone? – Enjoy a new movie at the Parisian Theatre with nightly shows on six screens and matinees also on Saturday and Sunday. For more information and movie schedules call 731-642-7171.
  • AUGUST 11-19 – It’s Fair Week in Henry County! Be sure to check them out at for a list of events and times.
  • AUGUST 19 – Head out to the Henry County Fairgrounds to the Demolition Derby at 7 pm. For more information, call 731-642-3341.
  • AUGUST 25 – Show BIG RED PRIDE at the first home football game of the season at Henry County High School. HCHS vs. Riverdale at 7 pm. For more information, call 731-642-9733.
  • SEPTEMBER 4 – LABOR DAY! Hats off to our country’s workforce. No school for PSSD or Henry County School System.
  • SEPTEMBER 7 – Give Blood and Save a Life! Lifeline Blood Mobile will visit First United Methodist Church from noon until 6 pm. For more information, call 1-800-924-6572 ext. 310.
  • SEPTEMBER 9 & 10 – Head to the lake for the Paris Lakeway Kiwanis Club Arts & Crafts Festival from 10 am – 5 pm each day.
  • SEPTEMBER 10 – Grandparent’s Day so hug your Nanny or Papaw!
  • SEPTEMBER 16 – Hear the beautiful voices of the Bethel University Renaissance Choir at 7 pm, Krider Performing Arts Center. For more information, call 731-644-2517.
  • SEPTEMBER 27 –Dine at the Empty Bowls Luncheon and support the Little Pantries of Henry County! Meal will be at Paris First United Methodist Church, noon-2 pm. Tickets: $20 for the meal/souvenir bowl, $10 for the meal without bowl, $5 for children under 5 without bowl. Tickets available at and on the Little Pantries of Henry County Facebook page. (See story on page 33.)
  • SEPTEMBER 30 – Celebrate Paris’ 200th Birthday from 9 am to noon on the Court Square! Community exhibits and artifacts will be displayed and the Beard Contest will crown the best pioneer facial look. From 1-3 pm, tour the Paris City Cemetery while actors tell the stories of famous and the imfamous residents.
  • SEPTEMBER 30 – Arts ‘Round the Square is Downtown from 9 am – 7 pm. This event will fill the lawn with artists creating and selling their pottery, woodcarvings, jewelry, mixed media, fiber art, photographs, sculptures and canvas art. For more information, visit
  • OCTOBER 1 — Atkins-Porter Food Trucks and Tunes. Join HAPNA for this free, inaugural event. The Fajita Brothers will take to the stage on the lawn of the former Atkins-Porter School, corner of Walnut and S. Highland. Bring a friend, a chair, and blanket, and a little money for food. For
    more information, check @HAPNAofParis on Facebook and Instagram.
  • OCTOBER 5 – Lifeline Blood Mobile is open from 12-6 pm at First United Methodist Church. Call Tammy Hurst at 1-800-924-6572 ext. 310 for more information.
  • OCTOBER 6, 13, 20, 27 – Mark your calendar for the some of the best musical entertainment around while enjoying a fall day – Noon On The Square, sponsored by Commercial Bank & Trust Company. Watch for more information and schedule on social media and local news outlets.
  • OCTOBER 6 & 7 – Looking for something to do? Head over to the Hazel Day Celebration. Starts at Noon on the 6th with live music, vendors, a parade, petting zoo, photo contest and sales galore at the local shops. For information, visit
  • OCTOBER 7 – Join the excitement at the Holly Fork Sporting Clays Tournament hosted by Puryear Lions Club beginning at 8 am. Gather your squad and form a 3-shooter team to conquer the challenge of 100 targets each. Shooter’s Lunch follows. Email or call 731-707-5285 to request details and registration forms.
  • OCTOBER 7 – Paris Academy for the Arts will be announcing the winner of their Weekend N’ Nashville fundraiser at 1 pm. (See page 17 for more details.)
  • OCTOBER 7– It’s Oktoberfest time at the Henry County Fairgrounds from 11 am- 6 pm! Don’t miss the booths, games, face painting, funnel cakes, silent auction, petting zoo, bake sale, homestyle German meal, authentic Mexican food, and much more. Brought to you by Holy Cross Catholic Church. For more information, call 731-642-4681.
  • OCTOBER 9-13 – Take a break! It’s Fall Break for kids in the Henry County School System and the PSSD. For more information, call 731-642-9733 or 731-642-9322, respectively.
  • OCTOBER 14 – Are your dogs rockin’ their Halloween outfi ts? Don’t miss the Howl-o-ween Costume Contest in the Atkins-Porter Dog Park that starts at noon. Sponsored by Jay Odom Design with special thanks to HAPNA and other participating sponsors. For more information, check out @HAPNAofParis on Facebook or Instagram.
  • OCTOBER 28 – Where can you see spooky ghosts, funny clowns, scary witches, and maybe a few Barbies dressed in pink? Spooktacular! The annual Halloween event will be held at Eiffel Tower Park and is sponsored by the City of Paris. Watch for more details on social media and local news outlets.
  • OCTOBER 28 – Brews, Blues & BBQ comes to Downtown Paris, 6-10 pm. Enjoy an evening with Perry’s whole hog BBQ with all the fixing and entertainment by 24/7 featuring Brooke Cooper with special guests Kimberlie Helton Hopper and Rockin’ Randall French. For more information, contact Jennifer Morris at 731-644-4539 or email (See article on page 14 for additional details.)
  • OCTOBER 29 – Grab your costume (or just your running clothes) for the Atkins-Porter Scarecrow Classic 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds benefit your Historic Atkins-Porter Neighborhood Association. Visit for registration or stop by Re/Max Cornerstone Real Estate, 1011 Locust Street, Paris. For updates and more information, check out @HAPNAofParis on Facebook and Instagram.
  • OCTOBER 31 – It’s HALLOWEEN! Watch for those wee little ghosts and goblins on your way home from work.
  • OCTOBER 31 – New Harmony Baptist Church, 7050 Highway 69S, Paris, will have their Fall Festival, 6-8 pm. Games, free chili, candy, cake walk, fun for all ages. All are invited!

There’s no shortage of delicious local dining in our area Please peruse our restaurant guide and drop in for a meal. *Beer and/or other alcohol available.

  • ACE’S RESTAURANT * 1516 E. Wood Street, 731-644-0558
  • BLUES LANDING RESTAURANT* 130 Tate Drive, Buchanan, 731-407-4926
  • CARMELITA’S COMIDA MEXICANA * 15575 Hwy. 79N, Buchanan, 731-407-9173
  • DAIRY DELIGHT 1324 E. Wood Street, 731-642-1795
  • DEW DROP IN GROCERY * 125 Cypress Road, Buchanan, 731-232-8300
  • EL VALLARTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT * 1113 Mineral Wells Avenue, 731-642-3626
  • EL VAQUERO MEXICAN RESTAURANT * 600 Spruce Street, 731-641-0404
  • EAGLE’S NEST MARINA * (Seasonal) 500 Eagle Nest Road, Buchanan, 731-642-6192
  • ESHA COUNTRY KITCHEN 14300 Hwy 79N, Buchanan, 731-642-4111
  • FOURMANS 3615 Hwy. 79 N, 731-407-7191
  • 4-WAY GRILL 6121 E. Antioch Road, Springville, 731-641-0100
  • GOLDEN DRAGON CHINESE RESTAURANT 114 W. Washington Street, 731-644-3288
  • HONG KONG CHINESE RESTAURANT * 1021 Mineral Wells Avenue, 731-644-1810
  • JACK’S JAVA URBAN CAFE 210 N. Poplar Street, 731-407-4410
  • KENNY’S MEAT MARKET Highway 79 South, 731-644-1123
  • LL’S BAR & GRILL* 334 E. Washington Street, 731-644-1888
  • LAIRD’S BBQ 77 W. Main Street, Puryear, 731-247-3060
  • MEO MIO’S SPORTSMAN GRILL * 14275 Hwy. 79N, Buchanan, 731-924-5060
  • MISO JAPANESE RESTAURANT* 915 Mineral Wells Ave. 731-704-6030 / 731-407-6029
  • MOUSTOS PASTA-GRILL* 1305 E. Wood Street, 731-407-9155
  • OLD WEST STEAKHOUSE 1122 E. Wood Street, 731-924-5180
  • OISHII JAPANESE HIBACHI STEAKHOUSE * 1055 Mineral Wells Avenue, 731-642-7778
  • THE OLIVE PIT * 905 Mineral Wells Avenue, 731-642-5030
  • PERRY’S BBQ AND CATERING 1055 Mineral Wells Avenue, 731-407-9040
  • PRATER’S TATERS 1055 Mineral Wells Avenue, 731-642-7224
  • SOUTHSIDE CAFE 1875 Highway 69 S, 731-407-4694
  • SPANKY’S COUNTRY KITCHEN 9505 Hwy 641N, Puryear, 731-247-5527
  • SWEET JORDAN’S 849 Volunteer Drive, Suite 123, 731-642-0161
  • TAKE ME BACK CAFE 302 W. Wood Street, 731-642-1952
  • THE BREAKERS MARINA & GRILL * (Seasonal) 526 Shamrock Road, Buchanan, 731-232-8299
  • THE FAMILY TABLE 9 Dogwood Street, Henry, 731-243-5117
  • THE FRESH MARKET RESTAURANT * 2255 E. Wood Street, 731-644-1900
  • THE LODGE AT PARIS LANDING * 400 Lodge Rd, Buchanan, 731-924-4300
  • THE POINT BBQ 510 Pleasant Grove Road, Springville, 731-225-4488
  • THE LODGE AT PARIS LANDING * 400 Lodge Rd, Buchanan, (731) 924-4300
  • THE SPOT BAR & GRILL 11180 Hwy. 79N, Springville, 731-227-2134
  • TICKLED TUMMY 206B Tyson Avenue, 731-407-901
  • T-N-T PIZZA 14244 Hwy. 79 N., Buchanan, 731-642-2246
  • TOM’S PIZZA & STEAK HOUSE * 2501 E. Wood Street, 731-642-8842
  • TROLINGER’S BBQ 2305 E. Wood Street, 731-642-8667
  • UNCLE BILLY’S DOWNTOWN EATERY 200 S Market Street, 731-407-9277
  • WESTSIDE MARKET & RESTAURANT 45 Hwy 69, 731-642-7796
  • WOODY’S HAND-TOSSED PIZZA * 849 Volunteer Drive, Suite 10, 731-641-2222
  • YODER’S COUNTRY STORE 75 Anderson Rd, (731) 644-7535


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