This fall, retreat to the Ozark Mountains for a weekend of live music, food, and handcrafted arts at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in beautiful Mountain View, Arkansas. Lively old-time music, Ozark artistry, and the great outdoors are at the heart of this two-day, family-friendly event you are sure to remember.
Choose your own adventure during your stay. Here’s what we recommend:
Make sure to stop by the Ozark Highlands Theater to see America’s most talented and energetic stringbands perform throughout the weekend. You won't want to miss feature performances by The Tillers on Friday and two sets by the hard driving Hogslop Stringband on Saturday. If you like to dance, you'll want to bring your dancing shoes!
There are 20 different artisan shops and artisans in the Craft Village to visit and experience at your own pace from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m. during the festival. Meet and greet some of the region's most gifted artisans and watch as they demonstrate a variety of art forms, like stained glass, copper flame painting, papercraft, blacksmithing, wire wrapped jewelry, knife and broom making, herbal apothecary, leathercrafting, typeset printing, stoneware pottery, fiber arts, and more.
If immersing yourself in nature and the great outdoors is more your style, be sure to stroll through the park’s renown Heritage Herb Garden where pass-along plants, flowers, and herbs for healing are in abundant display. We highly recommend taking a tour with one of the expert gardeners or herbalists during your visit!
During the daytime, we think you'll enjoy the live stringband music performed by the Ozark's finest at the Blacksmith Stage in the upper level of Craft Village. Between music breaks, find time to explore the historic Shannon cabin homestead and one-room schoolhouse. For the younger set, stop by for a ride on the picnic swing pulled by Whiskey or Tango the donkey.
If you need a place to stay, the Ozark Folk Center offers duplex cabin rooms at the Cabins at Dry Creek, located on-site. The cabins are located near the award-winning Skillet Restaurant, also located at the state park, where buffets and specials are served every weekend (April-October). For more info about lodging and food, visit our website.
Click HERE for a complete schedule of events on Friday and Saturday during Stringband Music & Arts Festival.
Two-day all access tickets are available for $50. Tickets for Friday only are $25 and $35 for Saturday only. Tickets not purchased online will receive an additional $5 surcharge at the Box Office. Reserve yours at THIS PAGE.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS.
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 in the theater. To reserve, call (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 up the hill.