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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.

Medicinal Herb Workshop--

Mountain View, AR
Expand Your Herbal Knowlege with Sasha Daucus, Bo Brown, Susan Belsinger and Tina Marie Wilcox

Beginning Blacksmithing - Forge a Leaf - May 25

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

Wood and Wire

Mountain View, AR
Wood and Wire is an Austin, TX based bluegrass band.  The band's North of Despair was nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Bluegrass Album" in 2018. The quartet features traditional bluegrass instrumentation combined wit... read more

Carlene Carter-Reserved Seating Concert

Mountain View, AR
Carlene Carter is the daughter of country music legends June Carter and Carl Smith, stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, and granddaughter of "Mother" Maybelle Carter of the original Carter Family.Carlene's own career started in t... read more

Tribute to Glen Ohrlin w/ Andy Hedges

Mountain View, AR
Cowboy singer and poet Andy Hedges pays tribute to the late Glenn Ohrlin. Andy is among the generation that followed cowboy poets and musicians like Glenn and Don Edwards. Andy is passionate with his mission of carrying on... read more

Folk Kids' Summer Daycamp

Mountain View, AR
Do you know an 8-12 year old that loves to go on adventures and create things by-hand? Week One of Folk Kids' Ozark Summer Daycamp at the Ozark Folk Center is built for young people who love to explore new crafts, adventur... read more

Autoharp Workshop

Mountain View, AR
Our autoharp workshop features intensive classroom instruction Thursday morning through Saturday afternoon. Performances by instructors, special guests and participants are also included in the schedule. All playing levels... read more

Bryan Bowers

Mountain View, AR
For over five decades, Bryan Bowers has been to the autoharp what Earl Scruggs was to the five-string banjo.  He presents instrumental virtuosity combined with warmth, eloquence, expression and a soulful singing voice. Bry... read more

Evie Ladin

Mountain View, AR
The Evie Ladin Band is a combination of the deep Appalachian sounds of clawhammer banjo, guitar, bass and percussive dance. Combine that instrumentation with contemporary storytelling and original arrangements and the soun... read more

Stringband Workshop

Mountain View, AR
This workshop is designed for beginner level musicians looking to learn the basics of ensemble performance. Students should have a basic knowledge of their instrument and have the abillity to play/perform entire tunes. The... read more

Ozark Folk School Farmstead Cheesemaking Workshop

Mountain View, AR
Meeting Place: Administration Building10 am - 2 pmAdmission: Class and materials fee $30 due on registration

Get Hooked on Blacksmithing, July 3

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

Amy Helm Reserved Seating Concert

Mountain View, AR
Amy is the daughter of Arkansas' own Levon Helm. Amy was a founding member of the alt-country collective Ollabelle and played in a number of her fathers groups including the Barn Burners and The Midnight Ramble Band. Amy w... read more

Beginning Blacksmithing - Forge a Leaf - July 10

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

Abby the Spoon Lady and Chris Rodrigues

Mountain View, AR
Abby the Spoon Lady is a folk percussionist, storyteller, and free speech activist.  After riding the rails for 8 years, she now lives in Asheville NC and is a full-time musician and street performer.  Chris Rodrigues is a... read more

Folk Kids' Summer Daycamp

Mountain View, AR
Do you know an 8-12 year old that loves to go on adventures and create things by-hand? Week Two of Folk Kids' Ozark Summer Daycamp at the Ozark Folk Center is built for young people who love to explore new crafts, adventur... read more

Ozark Folk School Basic Writing Skills: Creative expression from journaling to reference

Mountain View, AR
Susan Belsinger has been writing creatively for 40 years. In this workshop she will discuss many different venues of creative expression and help you to find your inner herbal. She will discuss many aspects of writing from... read more

Ozark Folk School Combining Summer Herbs with Seasonal Produce

Mountain View, AR
This class is an herbal odyssey of seasonal flavors featuring Susan’s favorite herbs combined with fresh in-season vegetables and fruits to make mouthwatering foods. We will make herbal condiments, which we will then use t... read more

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 twi... read more

Ozark Folk School - Favorite Homegrown & Homemade Herb Remedies

Mountain View, AR
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 ... read more

Fermentation is Fun, Easy & Good For You!

Mountain View, AR
Learn how to make healthy delicious fermented foods in this hands-on class.

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

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

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

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

Get Hooked on Blacksmithing, May 18

Get Hooked on Blacksmithing, May 18

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...
Saturday, May 18 2019 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Thom Bresh w/ Randy Buckner and Early Bird Pickin Panel

Thom Bresh w/ Randy Buckner and Early Bird Pickin Panel

Mountain View, AR
In a world of originals, Thom Bresh is truly an original. His quick wit and humor is only surpassed by his skill on guitar, which he comes by naturally. Thom’s father was the late Merle Travis, who we celebrate every May with concerts and workshops. Turns out, the apple may have never even fallen...
Saturday, May 18 2019 10:00 AM 9:00 PM

Doyle Dykes /w Danny Dozier

Doyle Dykes /w Danny Dozier

Mountain View, AR
Doyle Dykes was influenced by a wide variety of musical styles and musicians from the country of Chet Atkins to the rock and roll of Duane Eddy and the Beatles.  Doyle has developed a distinct, recognizable sound that amazes audiences with skill while capturing hearts with sincerity and soul.Bate...
Friday, May 17 2019 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Thumbpicking Workshop and Contest

Thumbpicking Workshop and Contest

Mountain View, AR
Annual tribute to Merle Travis and the thumbpicking style includes a one day master class, contests and peformances from Doyle Dykes, Danny Dozier, Thom Bresh and Randy Buckner.                                 2019 Thumbpicking Weekend -Ozark Folk Center State Park                             ...
Friday, May 17 2019 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Ozark Folk School Letterpress Printing Workshop

Ozark Folk School Letterpress Printing Workshop

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...
Mon, May 13 2019 9:00 AM Wed, May 15 2019 4:00 PM

Beginning Blacksmithing - Forge a Leaf

Beginning Blacksmithing - Forge a Leaf

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 iron leaf keyring that you made yourself and the skills to start your journey...
Saturday, May 11 2019 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Ozark Folk School Stained Glass Class - May Flowers

Ozark Folk School Stained Glass Class - May Flowers

Mountain View, AR
Learn how to make your own beautiful Tiffany-style stained glass in this hands-on class taught by Dona Sawyer. You'll make one piece in the class and learn the skills to continue on with this heritage craft. Taught by Dona Sawyer May 7 & 8, 2019 Meeting Place: Administration Building09:00 am -...
Tue, May 7 2019 9:00 AM Wed, May 8 2019 4:00 PM

Molly Tuttle

Molly Tuttle

Mountain View, AR
Awards and accolades have been steady rolling in for guitarist and vocalist Molly Tuttle. Her 2017 win for Guitar Player of the Year from the International Bluegrass Association (IBMA) was history-making, as the first woman to ever be nominated for the honor. Molly also took home the Folk Allianc...
Saturday, May 4 2019 2:00 PM 9:00 PM

Get Hooked on Blacksmithing, May 4

Get Hooked on Blacksmithing, May 4

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...
Saturday, May 4 2019 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Mountain View, AR
Formed in Toronto, CA, the Lemon Bucket Orkestra combines traditional folk music traditions from across the globe to create a unique and unforgettable sound. With equal parts of Dixieland, Ragtime and Balkan Fiddle music influences, this 11-piece band includes, fiddle, sousaphone, accordion and t...
Friday, May 3 2019 2:00 PM 9:00 PM
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