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Ozark Folk Center State ParkMountain View, AR, United States
 
 

Stringband Music & Arts Festival

By Ozark Folk Center State Park (other events)

Fri, Oct 14 2022 10:00 AM CDT Sat, Oct 15 2022 10:00 PM CDT
 
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This fall, retreat to the Ozarks for lively stringband music and dance and handcrafted arts at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in beautiful Mountain View, Arkansas. Admission includes both music & dance show(s) at the Ozark Highlands Theater and all-day admission to the craft shops, gardens, and family-friendly entertainment in the Craft Village. 

The Skillet Restaurant will serve their all-you-can-eat buffet featuring classic Southern fare in between music & dance shows on Friday and Saturday featuring the Lovestruck Balladeers, Sad Daddy, and top talent from the Mountain View music scene including, veteran fiddler Roger Fountain, multi award-winning folksinger & songwriter Grace Stormont (ACMA “Americana Artist of the Year”), Blackberry Summer, Love Holler, and the region’s best square dancers.

Proudly sponsored by Stone Bank and the Arkansas Arts Council.

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

Buy your tickets online and save $5.00 OFF the door price. Tickets to music shows are available for $50 (both days), $25 (Friday only) and $35 (Saturday only). All-day admission to the Craft Village is included with festival tickets. Family Passes are available for two adults and anyone under 18.

2022 Music & Craft Season Passes are honored at this event and are available online here for $75 (adults) and $35 (children). Season Passes are good for unlimited visits to the Craft Village and admission to all music festivals, contests and concerts during the 2022 season (ends October 22).

>Festival Schedule - Friday, Oct. 14<

Friday Evening Music & Dance Show
4 – Box Office Opens
5 – Ozark Highlands Theater Opens
6 – 6:30 – Ozark Square Dancing & Jigging
6:45 – 7:30 – Blackberry Summer
7:45 – 8:15 – Sad Daddy
8:30 – 10  – The Lovestruck Balladeers
10 – Theater closes

Friday Fun in the Village
10 - 5 - Craft Village Opens - Artisan Shops, Gardens, Living History and More
10:15 - 4:15  Live Music at the Blacksmith Stage
10:30 - 11:30 / 2:00 - 3:00  Picnic Swing Rides with Whiskey (or Tango) the Donkey
(Artisan demos occur between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.)

All-You-Can-Eat Buffet - Sold Separately (Skillet Restaurant)
8-10:45 - Breakfast specials
11-2 - Lunch buffet / specials
4-7 – Dinner buffet

>Festival Schedule - Saturday, Oct. 15<

Saturday Matinée and Evening Music & Dance Shows
11 – Box Office Opens
12 – Ozark Highlands Theater Opens
1 - 1:30 – Ozark Square Dancing & Jigging
1:45 - 3:00 – The Lovestruck Balladeers
3:15- 4:00 – Grace Stormont
4:15 - 5:00 – Roger Fountain & Friends
5:00 - 7:00 – Dinner Buffet (Skillet Restaurant)
7:15 – 7:30 – Ozark Square Dancing & Jigging
7:30 -  8:15 – Love Hollar
8:30 – 10:00 – Sad Daddy
10 – Theater Closes

Saturday Fun in the Village
10 - Craft Village Opens - Artisan Shops, Gardens, Living History & More
10:15 - 10:45 Harmony (Blacksmith Stage)
10:30 - 11:30  Picnic Swing Rides with Whiskey (or Tango) the Donkey
11:15 – 11:45 Harmony (Blacksmith Stage)
12:15 – 12:45 Harmony (Blacksmith Stage)
1 – Village Program - "Herbal Healing & History”
1:45 – 2:15 Harmony (Blacksmith Stage)
2:00 - 3:00  Picnic Swing Rides with Whiskey (or Tango) the Donkey
2:45 - 3:15 Harmony (Blacksmith Stage)
3:45 - 4:15 Harmony (Blacksmith Stage)
5 – Craft Village Closes
5:30 - Gift Shop Closes
(Artisan demos occur between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.)

All-You-Can-Eat Buffet - Sold Separately (Skillet Restaurant)
8-10:45 - Breakfast buffet / Specials
11-2 - Lunch buffet / Specials
4-7 – Dinner buffet

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

Book a modern cabin room during your stay at the Cabins at Dry Creek, located on-site at the Ozark Folk Center, in scenic Mountain View during Stringband Festival October 14 & 15.

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 an outdoor 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 purchase your tickets to the Stringband Music & Arts Festival, click here.

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 handicap seating in the theater, call OFC Music Director Daren Dortin at 870-269-3853.

Parking
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.