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Stringband Music & Arts Festival

This fall, retreat to the Ozark Mountains for a weekend of stringband music and handcrafted arts, Oct. 15-16, 2021, 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.

Proudly sponsored by Stone Bank and Mountain View Chevrolet.

If you’d like to choose your own adventure during Stringband Music & Arts Festival, here’s what we recommend during your stay:

SEE THE SHOWS: 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 Hogslop Stringband on Saturday, and if you like to dance, bring your dancing shoes!

HANDCRAFTED ART IN MOTION: There are 20 different artisan shops and artisans in Craft Village to visit and experience at your own pace from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m. during the festival. Meet & 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.

EXPLORE THE GARDENS: 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 tended to by herbalists and master gardeners. And if you want to learn more, we highly recommend you take the tour!

UNPLUGGED MUSIC & MORE: During the daytime, enjoy live stringband music performed by the Ozark’s finest at the Blacksmith Stage in the upper level of Craft Village and take time time to venture to the Shannon cabin homestead and one-room schoolhouse on the lower level. For the younger set, stop by for a ride on the picnic swing pulled by Whiskey or Tango the donkey.

Two-day all access tickets are available for $50. Individual day passes are available for $25 (Friday Only) and $35 (Saturday Only). Tickets that are not purchased online will receive a $5.00 surcharge at the Box Office:https://ozarkfolkcenter.ticketleap.com/stringband-music…/ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS.

If you need a place to stay, the Ozark Folk Center offers newly remodeled 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 meals & lodging, visit OzarkFolkCenter.com.Friday Festival Schedule
*Artisan demos occur from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Music & Arts in the Village (Friday, October 15)
10 – 7 Artisan Shops & Gardens Open
10:15 – 4:45 Live Stringband Music SetsBuffets at The Skillet (Friday, October 15)
8-10:45 – Breakfast service
11-2 – Lunch Buffet/Specials
4-7 – Dinner Buffet/Specials
*Buffets sold separatelyConcert at the Ozark Highlands Theater (Friday, October 15)
4 – Box Office Opens
5 – Theater Opens
6 – 6:30 Taller Than You
6:45 – 7:30 Eden & Lukas Pool
7:45 – 8:15 The Creek Rocks
8:30 – 10 The Tillers
10 –Theater Closes
Saturday Festival Schedule
*Artisan demos occur from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Arts in the Village (Saturday, October 16)
10 – Artisan Shops, Gift Shop, & Gardens Open
10:15 – 10:45 Stringband Music (Blacksmith Stage)
10:30 – 11:30 Picnic Swing Rides
11:15 – 11:45 Stringband Music (Blacksmith Stage)
11:45 – 12:15 Learn To Ozark Jig Dance
12:15 – Stringband Music (Blacksmith Stage)
1 – Village Program “Herbal Healing & History”
1:45 – Stringband Music (Blacksmith Stage)
2 – 3 – Picnic Swing Rides
2:45 – 3:15 Stringband Music (Blacksmith Stage)
3:15 – 3:45 Learn To Play Spoons & More
3:45 – 4:15 Stringband Music (Blacksmith Stage)
5:30 – Gift Shop closes
7 – Artisan shops & gardens closeBuffets at The Skillet (Saturday, October 16)
8-10:45 – Breakfast service
11-2 – Lunch Buffet/Specials
4-7 – Dinner Buffet/Specials
*Buffets Sold SeperatelyConcert at the Ozark Highlands Theater (Saturday, October 16)
11 – Box Office Opens
12 – Theater Opens
1 – 1:30 Whoa Mule!
1:45 – 2:30 Grace Stormont
2:45 – 4:15 Hogslop String Band
4:15 – 4:30 Intermission
4:30 – 5:15 Taller Than You
5:15 – 6:45 Dinner Break
7:15 – 8:15 The Creek Rocks
8:30 – 10 Hogslop String Band
10 – Theater ClosesConcert 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 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.

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