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Arkansas's unique Ozark Folk Center State Park is America's only facility that works at perpetuating the Ozark heritage of music and craftsmanship and sharing it in an entertaining way. We keep the crafts, music and herblore of the Ozarks alive. Travel to Mountain View, Arkansas and tap your toes to our special style of Ozark Americana Music. Wander our paved walkways and learn about native plants, pass-a-long plants, culinary and medicinal herbs in our Heritage Herb Garden. See blacksmithing, pottery, stained glass and more being made by master artisans and apprentices. The Craft Village is open Tuesday through Saturday from April through November. Evening Music shows in the Large Auditorium are Thursday through Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Click Here to read more and check out ticket prices.

Sign up for classes to learn to play the dulcimer or autoharp, to jig dance or to grow an organic herb garden. Design your own workshop for the study of the traditional crafts demonstrated here. Browse our Homespun Gift Shop and sample country cooking at our Skillet Restaurant, open seven days a week during the season. All year long you can spend the night in our comfortable duplex studio style Ozark Cabins at Dry Creek in the Arkansas Ozarks — the perfect accommodations for vacations with friends and family.  Call 877-879-2741 to make a reservation at the Cabins at Dry Creek or book online.

 
For the young and young at heart try a treetop adventure at the Loco Ropes Loco Ropes ropes course located adjacent to the parking lot at the Ozark Folk Center. See the Ozarks from a whole new perspective and don't miss the The Flying Pig ZipLine! Individuals and groups welcome. Visit historic downtown Mountain View, Arkansas, the "Folk Music Capital of the World." Explore the awesome Blanchard Springs caverns. Go trout fishing on the White River or float the Buffalo National Scenic River, and enjoy other nearby attractions and adventures. Come to the Ozark Folk Center for a great "learn while you have fun" vacation or a relaxing weekend getaway in the beauty of the Ozarks.


Folk Kids ClubThe Ozark Folk Center State Park is full of fun things to see, touch and do for children of all ages. There are many informal opportunities for young people to connect with the crafts, herbs and music of the Ozarks. We also have several hands-on programs. Young Pioneers, for those between the ages of seven and 14, offers programs at scheduled times. Folk Kids is for visitors younger than seven to explore the park with their family. Educational, Fun Field Trip Ideas - Teachers Page We invite you to bring your class to the Ozark Folk Center State Park. With advance notice and your curriculum goals, our helpful park staff will work with you to make sure your visit is a memorable one.

If you’re looking for fun things to do in the Ozarks, you can’t pass up Ozark Folk Center State Park. Check out our lodging options, browse our events calendar, view a map and get directions, and start planning your visit today! 

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Upcoming Events

  • 2017 OFC Craft Village, Skillet, Gift Shop, General Store Opening

    Apr 11 @ 10:00 AM

    Hours of Operation: Craft Village, Gift Shop and General Store Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. skillet Restaurant 8 a.m. - 7...

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  • 2017 Quilters' Retreat

    Aug 24 @ 12:00 PM

    Cozy Comfort Quilt Retreat –3 days of quilting, relaxation and fun with other quilters. Register for one of the following cl...

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  • Double-Loop Leather Edge Braiding Workshop

    Aug 25 @ 10:00 AM

    Learn or refine your mastery of double-loop edge braiding in this hands-on class.  Techniques of leather lacing, splicing new...

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  • Young Pioneers

    Aug 26 @ 11:00 AM

    Every Saturday August - November, 2017    Special hands-on programs of Ozark crafts and music for youth 7-14 are offere...

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  • Feature Concert - April Verch

    Aug 26 @ 7:00 PM

    April Verch, featured in concert. Fiddler, singer, and stepdancer April Verch knows how relevant an old tune can be. She was raise...

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  • Grandpa and Ramona Jones Banjo Weekend & State Championship

    Aug 31 @ 8:00 AM

    Banjo Workshops start Thursday and culminate in a tribute to Grandpa Jones on Saturday. Join us as we honor Grandpa and Ramona Jon...

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