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Ozark Folk Center State Park

Ground Hog Kiln Wood Firing

Mountain View, AR
Join us for a traditional groundhog wood kiln firing. The workshop involves loading the 100 cubic foot traditional groundhog.

2020 Season Pass

Mountain View, AR
Season passes are the best way to enjoy everything the Ozark Folk Center State Park has to offer at a discounted price ($75.00). Our 2020 Season begins April 17 and ends November 14th.

Big Smith

Mountain View, AR
To celebrate our opening weekend, Ozark Folk Center State Park is proud to welcome back, BIG SMITH.  Hailing from Springfield, MO, the group blends bluegrass, gospel, and acoustic country sounds with Southern-accented rock... read more

Wild Hike and Medicinal Herb Symposium

Mountain View, AR
Friday: Board Ozark Folk Center bus for a Wild Herbal Field Trip to Devils Knob-Devils Backbone Natural Area & Sparkling River Farm. Guides include Theo Witsell--Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Dr. Elena Garcia, Univ... read more

2020 Thumbpicking Workshop and Guitar Contest

Mountain View, AR
Annual tribute to Merle Travis and the thumbpicking style includes a one day master class, contests and peformances from Danny Dozier, Thom Bresh and Randy Buckner.

Doug Kershaw

Mountain View, AR
If any one Cajun musician could called a rock & roll star, it's Doug Kershaw. Along with his brother Rusty, he began playing an invigorating hybrid of Cajun and rockabilly, cutting a series of singles in the late '50s that... read more

Layton Hollow Gals

Mountain View, AR
Melinda Mullins (guitar/vocals) and Betsey Mae Graves (upright bass/vocals) are the Layton Hollow Gals. They are joined by Chad Graves (Dobro/Banjo/Vocals). The group is named after the birthplace of Melinda’s father, the ... read more

The McLain Family Band

Mountain View, AR
Direct from the hills of Kentucky, The McLain Family Band has become internationally known as one of the most spontaneous, creative and spirited groups performing contemporary Appalachian Bluegrass music.

2020 Autoharp Workshop

Mountain View, AR
Registration is now open. Schedule and class descriptions wil be posted soon.

Forge Your Own Grilling Tools

Mountain View, AR
Cost of this class $87 - $22 registration fee payable here & $65 class and materials fee payable directly to your instructor at the beginning of class

Folk Kids' Summer Daycamp - Week One

Mountain View, AR
Folk Kids' Summer Daycamp is designed for young people who love to explore, create artwork, go on adventures, and swim. Your child will enjoy five fun-filled days of activities with park staff including a field trip to Syl... read more

2020 Stringband Workshop

Mountain View, AR
Led by Emily and Everett Elam, this workshop is designed for intermediate level musicians looking to learn the basics of ensemble performance on guitar, fiddle, banjo and mandolin with a focus on traditional Ozark style an... read more

Hogslop Stringband

Mountain View, AR
Based out of Nashville, Hogslop String Band creates & performs cross-genre music that pushes the boundaries of what Old Time music could/should be, blending country, psych, and astounding stamina for an energetic performan... read more

Seth Shumate & Roy Pilgrim

Mountain View, AR
Seth Shumate plays harmonica in ways that one does not hear too often anymore. His phrasing, technique and style go back to the pre war days of traditional American music when the harmonica was a lyrical and melodic instru... read more

Stained Glass Class July Flag Panel

Mountain View, AR
Total cost of class $298 - Registration fee $43. The class fee of $200 plus a $55 materials fee is due directly to the instructor at the beginning of class. Dona accepts cash, check or major credit cards.

Annual Shapenote Gathering

Mountain View, AR
Please scroll throught this entire listing for lodging, venue locations and other information.

Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons

Mountain View, AR
Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons shows are highlighted by story-telling that, rather than bringing the past to life, vividly shows how the past still lives in the present. Through their songs, audiences witness current issues crop... read more

Folk Kids' Summer Daycamp - Week Two

Mountain View, AR
Folk Kids' Summer Daycamp is designed for young people who love to explore, create artwork, go on adventures, and swim. Your child will enjoy five fun-filled days of activities with park staff including a field trip to Syl... read more

Herbs in the Kitchen: Gathering and Preserving the Herbal Harvest

Mountain View, AR
Cost of Class - $22 registration fee to Ozark Folk Center upon signing up for class; $100 fee for class due to the instructor at the start of class (cash or check please); $25 non-refundable materials fee to be paid in adv... read more

Ozark Folk School Summer Beginning Spinning

Mountain View, AR
Take home your own skein of handspun as you spend a couple of days acquiring the peaceful and rewarding art of crafting your own yarn. Spinning is a wonderful way to while away a cozy evening by the fireplace or make good ... read more

Wheel Thrown Pottery Class

Mountain View, AR
Registration Fee $64.00; Class Fee, Due Directly to the Instructor at the Beginning of Class: $225.00; Materials: $15.00. Total cost of class $304.

Beyond Kraut, Summer Fermentation Class

Mountain View, AR
$22 registration fee; $100  class fee, due at the start of class (cash or check please). $25 non-refundable materials fee to be paid in advance. Total cost of class $147

Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving

Mountain View, AR
The registration fee for this two day class is $43, due to the Ozark Folk Center when you register here. Class fee of $180 is due to the instructor at the beginning of class. Total class cost of this class is $223.

Summer Homemade Herbal Remedies

Mountain View, AR
$22 registration fee to Ozark Folk Center upon signing up for class; $100 fee for class due at start of class; $30 non-refundable materials fee to be paid in advance.

Ozark Folk School Leather Journal Crafting

Mountain View, AR
Registration fee $22; class fee $80 includes materials and is due directly to instructor at the beginning of class.Total cost of class $102

Ozark Folk School Pottery Without a Wheel

Mountain View, AR
Registration Fee $43.00; Class Fee, $150.00; Materials fee, $10.00;Total Cost of Class, $203.00

Summer Bitters Intensive

Mountain View, AR
Registration fee $12 payable here when you sign up. Class fee $50, plus $10 materials fee ($60 total) due at start of class (cash or check directly to Susan).

Dom Flemons & Andy Hedges-Songs of the Old West

Mountain View, AR
Dom Flemons is a former member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and one of today's premier purveyors of old-time music. Dom is an avid music and cultural historian as well as an accomplished musician on both banjo and guita... read more

2020 Old Time Fiddle Workshop and Contest Weekend

Mountain View, AR
Celebrating the tradition of old time fiddling in the Ozarks, this event features 2 days of workshops, nightly performances and our Old Time Fiddle Contest

Double Heddle Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Mountain View, AR
Open up a whole new world of possibilities on your rigid heddle loom with double-heddle weaving! This is an advanced workshop for weavers already familiar with their rigid heddle loom and ready to take the next step in dis... read more

Knitting Masterclass - Knitting Lace

Mountain View, AR
Take your basic knitting skills to the next level with various shaping & lace-knitting techniques to help you create your next masterpiece. Make your own lace-patterned cotton spa/dish cloth, using various increases, decre... read more

Knitting Masterclass - Learn Cable Knitting

Mountain View, AR
Cost of Class $112 - $22 registration fee due when you sign up here. $90 class and materials fee due directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.

White Oak Basket Weaving Class - Large Williamsburg

Mountain View, AR
Total cost of class $112, included materials. Registration fee $22, payable when you sign up. Remaining $90 due to the instructor at the beginning of class. Mr. Owens takes cash or check.

Make a White Oak Shopping Basket

Mountain View, AR
Learn to make this perennial favorite Ozark traditional style shopping basket.

2020 Grandpa and Ramona Jones Banjo Workshops and Contest

Mountain View, AR
Celebrating the legacy of Grandpa and Ramona Jones, it's all about old time and clawhammer banjo this weekend. Weekend includes; two days of workshops, Old Time Banjo contests and performances from the Jones Family Band.

Stained Glass Class Fall Maple Leaf

Mountain View, AR
Registration fee $43. The class fee of $200 plus a $55 materials fee is due to directly to the instructor at the beginning of class. Dona accepts cash, check or major credit cards.Total cost of class - $298

2020 Dance Days

Mountain View, AR
Registration is now open. A full schedule of events will be posted in the coming weeks. Scroll down for more information on this event.

41st Annual Dance Days

Mountain View, AR
Registration Information and PricingTo register online-click the "REGISTER" tab below

Ozark Quilter's Retreat

Mountain View, AR
This year’s Ozark Quilt Retreat is being held in the air-conditioned ambiance of the Bois d’Arc Conference Center, as well as in the classrooms in the Ozark Folk Center Administration Building. We are offering three classe... read more

The Vogts Sisters

Mountain View, AR
Touring the Midwest since May 2012, the Vogts Sisters (pronounced "Votes") touch the hearts of audiences everywhere they go. They have gained widespread recognition for their haunting vocals and tight sisterly harmonies. T... read more

Jim Wood's Tennessee Fiddle Orchestra

Mountain View, AR
Wood was born in Nashville, Tennessee and raised outside Fairview, a little country town twenty-five miles southwest of Nashville. With 160 fiddle and mandolin championships (including fifteen state championships in Tennes... read more

The TIllers

Mountain View, AR
The Tillers got their start in August 2007 when they started thumping around with some banjos and guitars and a big wooden bass. Their earliest gigs were for coins and burritos on Cincinnati, Ohio's famous Ludlow Street in... read more

Hannah Shira Naiman

Mountain View, AR
Hannah Shira Naiman’s banjo-grounded songs dance the listener into the Appalachian mountains and eras back in time, drawing on her roots in Toronto’s ‘old time’ folk music community to share powerful tales of hope and loss... read more

Make a Stained Glass Christmas Tree Panel

Mountain View, AR
Registration fee $43. The class fee of $200 plus a $55 materials fee is due to directly to the instructor at the beginning of class. Dona accepts cash, check or major credit cards.Total cost of class - $298

Beginners Intensive In Blacksmithing

Mountain View, AR
Total cost of class $608. Registration fee $108. The class and materials fee of $500 is due directly to the instructor at the beginning of class. Sam accepts cash, credit card, or check.Ozark Folk School Beginners Intensiv... read more
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Past Events

Ozark Folk School April Stained Glass Class

Ozark Folk School April Stained Glass Class

Mountain View, AR
Ozark Folk School Stained Glass Workshop - April Showers Umbrella Panel Taught by Dona Sawyer April 7 & 8, 2020 Meeting Place: Administration Building09:00 am - 04:00 pm, both days Registration fee $43. The class fee of $200 plus a $55 materials fee is due directly to the instructor at the be...
Tue, Apr 7 2020 9:00 AM Wed, Apr 8 2020 4:00 PM

Craft Roots Spring Break Program

Craft Roots Spring Break Program

Mountain View, AR
Give your kids something to engage their mind and body this spring break. Ozark Folk Center State Park artisans are offering young people ages 12 to 16 a chance to spend a week exploring their creativity with a wide variety of hands-on craft classes, Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27, 202...
Mon, Mar 23 2020 10:00 AM Fri, Mar 27 2020 4:00 PM

Folk Kids Spring Break Craft Program

Folk Kids Spring Break Craft Program

Mountain View, AR
Give your kids something to engage their mind and body this spring break. The Ozark Folk Center State Park is offering a Folk Kids Day Camp for kids 7-11 year-olds. They will be learning and playing as a group throughout the Craft Village. They will explore music making, story creating, drawing,...
Mon, Mar 23 2020 10:00 AM Fri, Mar 27 2020 4:00 PM

Ozark Folk School Learn to Crochet

Ozark Folk School Learn to Crochet

Mountain View, AR
$22 Registration Fee; Class fee of $90 covers all materials and is due to the instructor at the beginning of class. Total class cost $112. Taught by Rusti Barger Create a hat for yourself or a loved one as you learn the basics of crochet. This fun and easily portable craft is great for creating...
Saturday, March 21 2020 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Fermentation, Beyond Kraut!

Fermentation, Beyond Kraut!

Mountain View, AR
$22 registration fee; $100  class fee, due at the start of class (cash or check please). $25 non-refundable materials fee to be paid in advance. Total cost of class $147 Presented by Susan Belsinger In this one-day class, students will review the basic techniques of fermentation, why probiotics...
Wednesday, March 18 2020 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Combining Herbs & Spices to Create Your Own Blends

Combining Herbs & Spices to Create Your Own Blends

Mountain View, AR
Registration fee $22 here when you sign up for class; $100 class fee, due at start of class (cash or check please).$25 non-refundable materials fee to be paid in advance. Total cost of class $147. Presented by Susan Belsinger In this day-long class, students will learn how easy it is to formula...
Tuesday, March 17 2020 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Homemade Herbal Remedies

Homemade Herbal Remedies

Mountain View, AR
$22 registration fee to Ozark Folk Center upon signing up for class; $100 fee for class due at start of class; $30 non-refundable materials fee to be paid in advance. Presented by Susan Belsinger Nowadays, health and well-being are buzz words. There are so many remedies out there to choose from...
Monday, March 16 2020 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Ozark Folk School Beginning Knifemaking

Ozark Folk School Beginning Knifemaking

Mountain View, AR
A non-refundable registration fee of $106 is due at the time of registration. The remainder of the class and materials fee ($500.00) is due to the instructor at the beginning of class. Total cost of class $606.00 Instructor Tom Weir Both aspiring knife-makers and intermediate bladesmiths will b...
Mon, Mar 16 2020 9:00 AM Fri, Mar 20 2020 4:00 PM

Ozark Folk School Broom Making

Ozark Folk School Broom Making

Mountain View, AR
Total cost of class - $541 (does not include meals or lodging) A non-refundable registration fee of $106 is due at the time of registration. Class fee $375.00, plus a $60.00 material fee is due to the instructor at the beginning of class. Become a broom squire - taught by Shawn Hoefer Learn to ...
Mon, Mar 16 2020 9:00 AM Fri, Mar 20 2020 4:00 PM

Ozark Folk School Spring Sheep to Shawl

Ozark Folk School Spring Sheep to Shawl

Mountain View, AR
Total class cost $200 includes all materials, includes fibers, drop spindle and handouts. This whirlwind class gives you a start at many different fiber arts. You’ll start with the sheep, learn to spin yarn and finish by learning the weaving skills to take you where-ever your passion leads you i...
Mon, Mar 16 2020 9:00 AM Fri, Mar 20 2020 4:00 PM
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