When you visit the Ozark Folk Center, you'll encounter dramatic views of the Ozark Mountains during your scenic drive to the park.
Nestled in Mountain View, Arkansas, a town dubbed Folk Music Capital of the World, is the Ozark Folk Center State Park. An American cultural treasure, this is the only park dedicated to the perpetuation and interpretation of the heritage of the Ozark region. Here in Mountain View
, the Ozark Folk Center connects you to the music, dance, crafts, and lore that have been passed from generation to generation since settlers first made these rugged, scenic hills home. Hear live performances of traditional Southern mountain music by talented musicians--the pure unplugged sounds of the fiddle, banjo, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, autoharp, and acoustic guitar. Watch dancers, or join them, on stage. See artisans demonstrate over 20 homestead skills and pioneer crafts.
As you stroll through the Craft Grounds, talk with gifted artisans as they demonstrate pioneer crafts and homestead skills — like organic herb gardening — that were essential to early American settlers of these ancient hills. Enjoy Ozark mountain music throughout the day and night as musicians play traditional folk tunes on traditional instruments. Stay overnight at one of the park's Cabins at Dry Creek, and register for one of the Folk Center's many workshops. Offered throughout the regular operating season, these workshops afford you personal instruction in musical instruments, Ozark heritage crafts, and organic gardening. Or, immerse yourself in the annual week-long Ozark Folk School, during which you can specialize in one traditional Ozark craft or music style, at an affordable cost.
Hear live music by mountain musicians, watch artisans at work, and join workshops to learn these skills yourself. Experience this unique park preserving the Ozark heritage. To learn more, go to www.OzarkFolkCenter.com.