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Special Notice: Ozark Folk Center State Park’s Craft Village, Auditorium, Gift Shop and Skillet Restaurant are currently closed for the season. The Craft Village will be open from 10 a.m - 4 p.m. for our Holiday Craft Show Nov. 23 - Nov. 24. Admission is free for the show. The Skillet will be open on Nov. 23 - Nov. 24, and for private events. The Cabins at Dry Creek are open year around. Special workshops are being held in our off season, please check the calendar of events for details. Our new season kicks off April 17, 2018.

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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Special Notice: Ozark Folk Center State Park’s Craft Village, Auditorium, Gift Shop and Skillet Restaurant are currently closed for the season. The Craft Village will be open from 10 a.m - 5 p.m. for our Holiday Craft Show Nov. 23 - Nov. 24. Admission is free for the show. The Skillet will be open on Nov. 23 - Nov. 24, and for private events. The Cabins at Dry Creek are open year around. Special workshops are being held in our off season, please check the calendar of events for details. Our new season kicks off April 17, 2018.

Upcoming Events

  • Thanksgiving Day Buffet

    Nov 23 @ 10:45 AM

    Turkey, dressing, and all the fixing's on a convenient buffet. SKILLET RESTAURANT Thanksgiving Buffet November 23, 2017 10:45 ...

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  • Gospel Concert

    Nov 23 @ 7:00 PM

    Schedule TBA. Contact the park or check back online as the event draws near. 

     

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  • Ozark Holidays Craft Show

    Nov 23 @ 10:00 AM

    Join Ozark Folk Center artisans and their guests for a unique holiday shopping experience. Buy hand crafted pottery, jewelry, kniv...

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  • Annual Spring Bluegrass Festival

    Mar 08 @ 12:00 PM

    This twice annual festival is produced by the Mountain View Blue Grass Association and held in the Large Auditorium at the Ozark F...

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  • Wire Wrapped Jewelry Class

    Mar 12 @ 9:00 AM

    Taught by Linda Widmer In this 3-day class you'll learn to make your own necklace and ring with your unique flair. The class will...

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  • Beginning Spinning

    Mar 12 @ 9:00 AM

    Taught by Rusti Barger Take home your own skein of handspun as you spend a couple of days acquiring the peaceful and rewarding ar...

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