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Monday - May 6, 2013

Music Roots Concert May 7th

Enjoy a free evening of entertainment as our Music Roots students show off what they've learned this year.

Evening Concert at 6:30 p.m. – Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Performing Students should be at the Theater by 5:45 p.m.

The Music Roots program in Stone County is sponsored by The Committee of 100, The Mountain View Bluegrass Association, The Mountain View School District and the Ozark Folk Center. Skilled instructors provide youth with classes in traditional folk instruments: guitar, banjo, autoharp and fiddle. Classes are held during the school day to ensure participation. Each student is provided a quality instrument—the Committee of Hundred has donated $5,000 worth of instruments, and additional instruments have been donated from individuals across the country—to provide this opportunity to a greater number of students. Since the program’s inception thirteen years ago, hundreds of students have studied the folk instruments of Arkansas’s pioneer culture. A spokesperson for the Music Roots group says, “This innovative program is creating a generation of young folk musicians. These young people are already performing music that came from Europe with the pioneers. These same students will one day be able to pass this music along to future generations.”


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BladeSports Cutting Competition, Saturday, May 11

Several world records have been broken in past competitions at the Ozark Folk Center. Come watch this intense sport to see if the trend continues.

Bladesmiths, adrenaline junkies and knife enthusiasts alike will want to join in the fun Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. during BladeSports National Finals Cutting Competition at the Ozark Folk Center.

This exciting sport starts with the competitor chopping a two-by-four in half, then swiftly traveling to cut hanging ropes, rolling ping pong balls, full bottles of water, cans, tennis balls, drinking straws and then finishing the course by chopping the other end off the two-by-four. The event is timed and the excitement level for spectators is intense.

All competitors in this event have qualified through a series of competitions around the United States. They travel from both coasts and as far away as Alaska to compete. These guys are the best of the best.
The competition is held in the greenspace behind the Administration Building. Regular Craft Village admission price applies. (currently half the regular price due to construction - $6 for adults and $4 for children)
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Performing this Week

Tuesday - Saturday
Schedule Subject to Change
  • Craft Village open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Gift Shop open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Restaurant open 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Loco Ropes open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Daytime Musicians in the Village at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Daytime Musicians: Red Dog Jam
Noon Storytelling: Spinning Tales with Jeanette Larson
Evening Music Concert - Music Roots - Stone County Youth performance

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Daytime Musicians: Ozark Traditions
Garden Tours with Tina Marie: What's happening in the heritage garden today?
Evening Music 7 p.m.
  • Mulligan Stew
  • Lazy Goat Stringband
  • Glover Family
  • Alex Hilliker
  • Woodsong
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Daytime Musicians: Whoa Mule!
Noon Storytelling: Spinning Tales with Auntie Jen
Evening Music 7 p.m.
  • Cobb Brothers
  • Roger Gardner
  • Ruth Haynie & Friends
  • Honeysuckle
  • Mike Sutter
Friday, May 10, 2013
Daytime Musicians:  Passing Lane
Noon Storytelling: Spinning Tales with Auntie Jen
Evening Music 7 p.m.
  • Dave Smith
  • Upjumpers
  • Derailed
  • Glenn Ohrlin
  • Ozark Traditions
Saturday, May 11, 2013
BladeSports Cutting Competition 10:30 & 2:30, Admin Green Space
Daytime Musicians: Derailed
Noon Storytelling: Spinning Tales with Auntie Jen
Young Pioneers for children ages 7-14 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Evening Music 7 p.m. – Double Feature Night
  • Brad & Brandon Apple
  • Harmony

Schedule Subject to Change

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Gift Shop open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Restaurant open 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Loco Ropes open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Gift Shop open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Restaurant open 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
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Mother's Day Buffet at the Skillet

A wonderful Mother's Day meal at the Skillet Restaurant is the perfect way to show Mom how much you really appreciate her.  The food is sure to be good and the desserts will be even better!  Bring mom and the rest of the family for a great meal including:

Asparagus soup

Elaborate salad bar

Fresh Fruit Tray

Roasted leg of Lamb

Skillets Famous Fried Chicken

Ham Steak with grilled pineapple

Baked Crab Stuffed Salmon, Hollandaise Sauce

  • Adults $14.95
  • Children 10 & under $6.99
  • High Chair—Free

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The story of the root cellar
The root cellar, inside the Craft Village at the Ozark Folk Center State Park was built into a hillside above what is now the Shannon Cabin during the summer of 1984. River sand was used to cover the cellar, creating a slope on both sides for planting a part of the new Heritage Herb Garden. Unfortunately, the sand contained the roots of bindweed and vetch, along with seeds of most every weed that grows in Arkansas. The annual weeds have been more or less controlled by a combination of hand weeding and the application of mulch.

Come visit us often this summer to watch the progress on the root cellar hill and, indeed the progress going on throughout the Craft Village! The new pathways and gardens on the top level of the grounds are moving right along, as we celebrate the Ozark Folk Center’s 40th anniversary. This is shaping up to be the best year yet!
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