Cowboy Music & Arts Festival

By Ozark Folk Center State Park (other events)

Fri, May 20 2022 10:00 AM CST Sat, May 21 2022 10:00 PM CST

This spring, retreat to the Ozarks for the Cowboy Music & Arts Festival at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in lovely Mountain View, Arkansas. Join the fun us as the Folk Center celebrates the songs and stories of the American Cowboy during this two-day, family-friendly event featuring GRAMMY award-winning music, the region's finest artisans, gardens, and Southern style buffets at The Skillet Restaurant.

Sponsored by Fireside Retreats, Stone Bank, and the Arkansas Arts Council.

Cowboy Festival will include three memorable shows at the Ozark Highlands Theater (on Friday and Saturday) featuring performances by Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, cowboy songster and poet Andy Hedges, Pipp Gillette, Farmer & Adele, and a special tribute to legendary local musician Glenn Ohrlin by veteran folksinger and the host of Ozark Highlands Radio, Dave Smith.

Click here to BUY TICKETS to purchase your all-access tickets to the Cowboy Music & Arts Festival. 

2022 Music & Craft Season Passes are honored for this event. To learn more about season passes, CLICK HERE.

The Ozark Folk Center State Park is home to dozens of demonstrating artists and 20 artisan shops in the park's nationally-renowned Craft Village which will be open for you to explore and shop throughout the weekend. During your visit, stop by the upper level of the Village to see a concert at the Blacksmith Stage featuring traditional American songs and Southern Mountain music performed by the region's finest folk musicians.

If immersing yourself in nature is more your style, set aside time to discover the Heritage Herb Garden, located throughout the Craft Village, where pass-along plants, flowers, and herbs for healing will be in full display during the springtime. For families with children, be sure to visit by the park's animal-powered picnic swing for a ride with Whiskey (or Tango) the Donkey and experience the historic Shannon Cabin and One-room Schoolhouse to imagine pioneer life in the Ozarks.

To learn about the SKILLET RESTAURANT or CABINS AT DRY CREEK, located on-site at the Ozark Folk Center, during Cowboy Music & Arts Festival on May 20th and 21st.

(Friday, May 20)

Fun in the Village
10 - 5  Artisan Shops & Gardens Open
10 - 5:30  Gift Shop Hours
10:15 - 4:15  Live Music by Whoa Mule
10:45 - 11:15 / 2:15 - 2:45  Vaudeville-era Magic & Mystery Show 
(Artisan demos occur between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.)

Buffets at The Skillet (Sold Separately)
8-10:45 - Breakfast Buffet
11-2 - Lunch Buffet / Specials
4-7 - Dinner Buffet / Specials

Concert at the Ozark Highlands Theater
4 – Box Office Opens
5 - Theater Opens
6 - 6:45 - Dave Smith 
7:00 - 8:15 - Farmer & Adele
8:30 - 10:00 - Pipp Gillette 
10 – Theater Closes

(Saturday, May 21)

Art in the Village
10 - Artisan Shops, Gift Shop, & Gardens Open
10:15 - 10:45 George Hulsey & Friends (Blacksmith Stage)
10:45 – 11:15 Village program "Learn to Jig Dance" (Meet at Back Stage)
10:45 - 11:15  Vaudeville-era Magic & Mystery Show (Back Stage)
11:15 – 11:45 George Hulsey & Friends (Blacksmith Stage)
12:15 – 12:45 George Hulsey & Friends (Blacksmith Stage)
1 – Village Program "Herbal Healing & History”
1:45 – 2:15 George Hulsey & Friends (Blacksmith Stage)
2:15 - 2:45  Vaudeville-era Magic & Mystery Show (Back Stage)
2:45 - 3:15 George Hulsey & Friends (Blacksmith Stage)
3:45 - 4:15 George Hulsey & Friends (Blacksmith Stage)
5 – Artisan Shops & Gardens Close
5:30 - Gift Shop Closes
(Artisan demos occur between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.)

Buffets at The Skillet (Sold Separately)
8-10:45 - Breakfast service
11-2 - Lunch Buffet/Specials
4-7 - Dinner Buffet/Specials

Concert at the Ozark Highlands Theater
11 – Box Office Opens
12 - Theater Opens
1 - 1:30 Dave Smith 
1:45 - 2:30 Farmer and Adele
2:45 – 4:15 Dom Flemons and Andy Hedges
4:15 - 4:30 Intermission
4:30 - 5:15 Pipp Gillette
5:15 - 6:45 Dinner Break (Skillet Restaurant)
7:15 - 8:15 Dave Smith
8:30 – 10 Dom Flemons and Andy Hedges
10 – Theater Closes

Two-day music & craft tickets may be purchased in advance online for $50.00 (Both Days), or $25.00 (Friday Only) and $35 (Saturday Only). Family Passes are also available which include access for two adults and any children under 18.  Tickets purchased at the Box Office will receive a $5.00 surcharge.

To purchase your tickets to the Cowboy Music & Arts Festival, click here.

2022 Music & Craft Season Passes are honored for this event. To learn more about season passes ($75.00 for adults / $35 for children), visit this link.

No Refunds - All Sales Are Final
However, a full refund will be issues if the Ozark Folk Center cancels the event for any reason.

Concert Entry
Tickets will be scanned at the door. Please, print your ticket or save it on your mobile device prior to the event.

All seating is general admission.
Capacity is limited due to Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Guidelines.  Additional seating may become available at a later date. For mask and face covering recommendations, refer to ADH guidelines.

Handicap Seating Is Available
To reserve handicapp seating in the theater, call OFC Music Director Daren Dortin at 870-269-3853.

Please, park in the lower lot at the Ozark Folk Center State Park (near Loco Ropes). A shuttle will transport you up the hill to the Ozark Highlands Theater. If you wish to walk, look for the steps that lead from the lower parking lot to the theater on top of the hill.