May 27 - May 28, 2018
10 am - 5 pm
Celebrate Ozark Heritage this Memorial Day Weekend
Craft Village

This Memorial Day Weekend take a break from the lake and come get your hands on fun at the Ozark Folk Center State Park with craft demonstrations, mini workshops, goats, live mountain music, and more. In addition to our regular 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday schedule, the Craft Village at the Center is open Sunday and Monday. Music sets are six times throughout the day and concerts start at 7 p.m. in the Large Auditorium.

The artisans at the park demonstrate, make and sell their crafts, including: pottery, stained glass, chair caning, soap making, weaving, printing, quilting, blacksmithing, and much more throughout the entire day. Many shops offer a hands on craft for a small fee, and some, like the Fiber Arts shop offer the chance to weave on a loom. For the Memorial Day Holiday, we will have these added special events –

Free with admission –

Friday, May 25

1.      Building Garden Soil Health and Fertility mini-workshop with Tina Marie Wilcox. Meets at 10:30 a.m. in the Herb Study Center.

2.      Natural Dyeing Demonstration at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Dye Shed with Jeanette Larson

Saturday, May 26

3.      A Wild Greens Hunt mini-workshop with Tina Marie Wilcox. Meets at 10:30 a.m. in the Herb Study Center.

4.      Visit with Sawyer Dyer and his goat Heidi as they wander the Village with their recreation 1910 goat cart.

5.      Jewelweed Soap Cooking – made the traditional way in a big cast iron kettle over a fire. Linda Odom will make good old fashioned lye soap, with jewelweed from around the waterfall added to heal poison ivy.

6.      Goat care discussion and feed the bottle baby goats at 2 p.m. with Jeanette Larson. Meet at the Herb Study Center.

Sunday, May 27

7.      Visit with Sawyer Dyer and his goat Heidi as they wander the Village with their recreation 1910 goat cart.

8.      Goat care discussion and feed the bottle baby goats at 2 p.m. with Jeanette Larson. Meet at the Herb Study Center.

Monday, May 28

9.      Building Garden Soil Health and Fertility mini-workshop with Tina Marie Wilcox. Meets at 10:30 a.m. in the Herb Study Center.

10.  Natural Dyeing Demonstration at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Dye Shed with Jeanette Larson.

11.  Visit with Sawyer Dyer and his goat Heidi as they wander the Village with their recreation 1910 goat cart.

You can participate in these fun activities any time –

Free with admission

Ride the Old Time Picnic Swing pulled by our donkeys, Whiskey and Tango.

Weave on the loom in the Fiber Arts Shop

Do a craft in the Folk Kids cabin.

Sculpt clay to leave in the gallery in the Pottery Shop

 

For an added cost –

Color dip candles in the Chandlery $3

Make your own necklace $4 or earrings $10 in the Jewelry Shop

Make a cornshuck doll in the Doll Shop $3

Make a lavender sachet in the Apothecary Shop $2

Make a rag doll in the Quilt Shop $6

Print your own bookmark in the Print Shop $2


Admission: $12/adults; $7/children 6-12; 5-and-under free. Family pass $29.50

CONTACT: (870) 269-3851, ozarkfolkcenter@arkansas.com