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Ozark Folk Center State Park

2019 Season Passes

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). Season begins April 16 and ends November 16.

Leather Crafting Workshop

Mountain View, AR
Enjoy making your own personalized leather journal while learning basic leather crafting skills - tooling, staining, lacing, and finishing. All materials are provided.

Beginning Blacksmithing - Forge a Leaf - July 24

Mountain View, AR
Learn to forge iron in this basic beginner's course, taught by OFC resident blacksmith Sam Hibbs. This two-hour class will cover the basics of forging, hammer-work and tools used in blacksmithing. You’ll go home with an ir... read more

Frank & Allie Lee

Mountain View, AR
Frank and Allie Lee (Bryson City, NC) are a clawhammer-playing duo. They swap banjos back and forth, mixing in guitars and harmonicas to accompany their harmony singing on favorite old time songs from the Southeast. While ... read more

Get Hooked on Blacksmithing, July 31

Mountain View, AR
Learn to forge iron in this basic beginner's course, taught by OFC resident blacksmith Sam Hibbs. This two-hour class will cover the basics of forging, hammer-work and tools used in blacksmithing. You’ll go home with a twi... read more

Billy Don Burns and Josh Morningstar

Mountain View, AR
To those country music fans that know the name Billy Don Burns, it looms large. But the truth of the matter is, not many know the name. They know the names of Merle Haggard and Johnny Paycheck—two men who Billy Don Burns h... read more

Get Hooked on Blacksmithing, August 7

Mountain View, AR
Learn to forge iron in this basic beginner's course, taught by OFC resident blacksmith Sam Hibbs. This two-hour class will cover the basics of forging, hammer-work and tools used in blacksmithing. You’ll go home with a twi... read more

Old Time Fiddle Workshop & 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

Ozark Folk School Sheep to Shawl

Mountain View, AR
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 in fiber arts.Tot... read more

Roy Pilgrim & Aviva Steigmeyer

Mountain View, AR
Roy Pilgrim is an old-time fiddler from the Fayetteville, Arkansas area. Roy grew up immersed in bluegrass and folk music and at the age of eight began playing guitar, banjo, and mandolin. In his late teens, Roy honed in h... read more

Short Round String Band

Mountain View, AR
Short Round Stringband presents a revival of old-time, country and southern mountain music that’s fresh and relevant. Founded in 2017 by duos Betse & Clarke and The Aching Hearts, this pan-Missouri folk band enthralls new ... read more

Beginning Blacksmithing - Forge a Leaf - August 14

Mountain View, AR
Learn to forge iron in this basic beginner's course, taught by OFC resident blacksmith Sam Hibbs. This two-hour class will cover the basics of forging, hammer-work and tools used in blacksmithing. You’ll go home with an ir... read more

White Oak Basket Making - Large Apple Basket

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

White Oak Basket Making - Small Market Basket

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

Learn Extraordinary Weaving with Two Heddles 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 Lace and Shaping Knitted Pieces Master Class

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

Beginning Blacksmithing - Forge a Leaf - August 21

Mountain View, AR
Learn to forge iron in this basic beginner's course, taught by OFC resident blacksmith Sam Hibbs. This two-hour class will cover the basics of forging, hammer-work and tools used in blacksmithing. You’ll go home with a twi... read more

Knitting Masterclass Series - Learn Cable Knitting

Mountain View, AR
Once you've mastered the beginner knitting techniques, make your next project amazing with cable knitting. Make your own cabled headband/earwarmer in this class, using your newly acquired cabling skills. These same cables ... read more

Steep Canyon Rangers

Mountain View, AR
Steep Canyon Rangers have been expanding the parameters of bluegrass since coming together in 2000. Since then, the genre-defying band has developed a remarkable catalogue of original music – predominantly co-written by Sh... read more

Grandpa and Ramona Jones Banjo Workshop & Contest Weekend

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

The Jones Family Band

Mountain View, AR
Our annual tribute to the music and legacy of Grandpa and Ramona Jones features a feature set of music from the Jones Family Band, featuring Alisa and Mark Jones. Special guests include Danny Dozier and Ruth McClain among ... read more

Jerron Paxton

Mountain View, AR
Our Old Time Banjo Weekend closes out with a set from the preeminent multi-instrumentalist, Jerron Paxton. Equally adept on piano, guitar and anything else he gets his hands on, Jerron is- without a doubt- among the premie... read more

Ken and Brad Kolodner

Mountain View, AR
The dynamic father-son duo Ken & Brad Kolodner weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer, banjo and fiddles pushing the boundaries of the Old-Time tradition into uncharted territory. Regarded as one of t... read more

40th Annual Dance Days

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

Ozark Quilt 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 class rooms in the Ozark Folk Center Administration Building. We are offering three class... read more

Nick Shoulders

Mountain View, AR
If artists such as Luke Bell and Pat Reedy suit your fancy, Nick Shoulders will slide right into your wheelhouse. Nick Shoulders distinguishes himself by possessing an incredible, world-class high voice and yodel the likes... read more

Compton and Newberry

Mountain View, AR
Mike Compton and Joe Newberry, masters of old-time mandolin and banjo/guitar, dig deep into early country and traditional American music. Their duet-singing, two-man string band ranges between traditional songs, instrument... read more

Ozark Folk School Stained Glass Class - Christmas Tree Panel

Mountain View, AR
Make a stained glass Christmas Tree Panel in your choice of colors. Come ready to work and make a beautiful piece of art!

Ozark Folk School Farmstead Cheesemaking Workshop

Mountain View, AR
In this class you'll learn quick and basic cheesemaking, as it is done in a modern farm kitchen. You'll use fresh goat's milk and store bought cow's milk in these cheeses. You'll learn to make fresh, soft cheeses, like Che... read more

Richie and Rosie

Mountain View, AR
Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton are a dynamic duo performing music rooted in the Americana tradition. Stearns is a legendary banjo player and singer, and has led bands including the Horse Flies, and Donna the Buffalo. He h... read more

Lee Street Lyrical

Mountain View, AR
Nominated as Acoustic Act of the Year for 2019 by the Arkansas Country Music Association, Lee Street Lyrical (Casey Penn and Buddy Case) features harmony rich songs that incorporate a broad spectrum of traditional roots an... read more

Redd Volkart and Bill Kirchen

Mountain View, AR
Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step onto any stage, play those trademark licks that drove his seminal Commander Cody classic Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top ... read more

LIZZY PLOTKIN & NATALIE SPEARS

Mountain View, AR
This duo revels in the raw rhythms and endless grooves of Appalachian fiddle/banjo duets, funky blues bass lines, and soulful harmony singing.  Their original compositions and reverent interpretations of old-time and blueg... read more

Ozark Folk School Log Cabin Repair and Restoration Workshop

Mountain View, AR
In this workshop, Joe Gallagher will teach participants to investigate,  repair and maintain log structures. The class will consist of 2 to 3 hours of daily lectures covering these issues and 3 to 4 hours a day of hands on... read more

Becky Buller Band

Mountain View, AR
Becky Buller is an 8-time International Bluegrass Music Association award winner who made bluegrass music history in 2016 by becoming the first artist ever to win in both instrumental and vocal categories, as well as the f... read more

Beginning Yarn Spinning Workshop

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

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 variet... read more
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Past Events

Learn to Paint the Bob Ross Way

Learn to Paint the Bob Ross Way

Mountain View, AR
Take this class from Certified Bob Ross Art Instructor Brenda Lawrence and learn the satifying wet-on-wet paint technique that creates these expressive paintings. In this class you'll paint the picture you see here and take home your own work of art. Cost of class - registration fee $22; class ...
Saturday, July 20 2019 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Ozark Folk School Basic Crochet

Ozark Folk School Basic Crochet

Mountain View, AR
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 beautiful and useful projects on the go. Mastering the basics of crochet is also the first step in learning to crochet lace in the Irish tr...
Saturday, July 20 2019 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Fermentation is Fun, Easy & Good For You!

Fermentation is Fun, Easy & Good For You!

Mountain View, AR
Learn how to make healthy delicious fermented foods in this hands-on class. In this one-day class, students will learn the basic techniques of fermentation—find out why probiotics are so good for us—and considered a superfood. See how easy it is to make sauerkraut from scratch and learn many var...
Friday, July 19 2019 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Ozark Folk School Basic Knitting

Ozark Folk School Basic Knitting

Mountain View, AR
Taught by Rusti Barger Spend a day in the mountains learning the time-honored techniques of knitting! We will cover all the basics needed to begin creating your own knitted pieces. Make your own cotton spa/dish cloth, perfect for gifts or pampering yourself. Consider taking this class in the spr...
Friday, July 19 2019 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Ozark Folk School Letterpress Printing Class

Ozark Folk School Letterpress Printing Class

Mountain View, AR
Taught by Troy Odom Learn Letterpress printing on 100 year old presses run by Master Printer Troy Odom. Turn back the clock to a time when printing was produced using handset metal type and foot powered presses. In this three day class, you will learn hands-on the fundamentals of typesetting, co...
Fri, Jul 19 2019 9:00 AM Sun, Jul 21 2019 4:00 PM

Ozark Folk School Soap Making Summer Session

Ozark Folk School Soap Making Summer Session

Mountain View, AR
Taught by Linda Odom In this two-day class you'll learn to make wholesome soaps using old-fashioned ingredients and modern methods. Using vegetable oil, lye and water you'll make your soap. Then you will create your own unique scent blends with essential oils. On the first day, you'll learn all ...
Fri, Jul 19 2019 9:00 AM Sat, Jul 20 2019 4:00 PM

Ozark Folk School - Favorite Homegrown & Homemade Herb Remedies

Ozark Folk School - Favorite Homegrown & Homemade Herb Remedies

Mountain View, AR
Presented by Susan Belsinger Nowadays, health and well being are buzz words. There are so many remedies out there to choose from, it is a bit confusing. Susan has been using and making her own herbal products for over 30 years and has favorite, tried and true healing remedies that she uses regul...
Thursday, July 18 2019 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Pottery Without a Wheel

Pottery Without a Wheel

Mountain View, AR
Taught By Judi Munn & John Perry This class is for anyone who would like to learn methods for working with clay at home without a potter’s wheel.  We will use tools that students can make themselves.  Students will choose their own projects such as making vases, cups, boxes, or a sculpture of an...
Thu, Jul 18 2019 9:00 AM Fri, Jul 19 2019 4:00 PM

Get Hooked on Blacksmithing, July 17

Get Hooked on Blacksmithing, July 17

Mountain View, AR
Learn to forge iron in this basic beginner's course, taught by OFC resident blacksmith Sam Hibbs. This two-hour class will cover the basics of forging, hammer-work and tools used in blacksmithing. You’ll go home with a twisted iron hook that you made yourself and skills to start your journey into...
Wednesday, July 17 2019 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Ozark Folk School Rigid Heddle Weaving

Ozark Folk School Rigid Heddle Weaving

Mountain View, AR
Taught by Rusti Barger 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. Take home your own handwoven scarf from this 2-day work...
Wed, Jul 17 2019 9:00 AM Thu, Jul 18 2019 4:00 PM
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