Higher Education in P
If you are looking for a town that has a great higher education system, look no further than Paragould. This town is home to several colleges, including an Arkansas State University satellite campus, Arkansas Northeastern College, Black River Technical College, and Crowley’s Ridge College. With all of these great options to choose from, it may be hard to pick one, but the convenience of having them all in the same place makes comparison much easier. Arkansas State University is probably the most well known and happens to be the fastest-growing college campus in the state.
Loose Caboose Festiva
Oddly named, but always a good time, the Loose Caboose Festival is Paragould’s very own country fair style music festival. With Ferris wheels, free music from blues, country, and rock ‘n’ roll bands, and food stands galore, this is one shindig you do not want to miss. Founded in 1990 as a tribute to this fine town, it has since expanded into a huge extravaganza and people from all around the state come for a rowdy good time at the fairgrounds. Sign up for the 5-kilometer if you are feeling fit, or just nosh down a fried Snickers bar, it is up to you.