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Mountain View Area Special Events

February TBA

Sylamore Trail 25 K and 50k Run
The scenic Sylamore Creek Trail in North Central Arkansas is the location of this 30 mile event that follows the creek through the Ozark National Forest. The trail features challenging terrain and some of the most beautiful scenery in the Arkansas Ozarks. Details can be found at or you can email race officials at or 501-454-4391.

March 12-14

Mountain View Bluegrass Festival
Bluegrass Festival to be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the large auditorium of the Ozark Folk Center. Great bluegrass music all weekend long. Single day pass or Festival pass available.

March 20-22

Days of 3 Syllamo Stage Run
Three runs will be held within the Sylamore Ranger District, and 90% on single-track trails including the North Sylamore Creek Trail, Sylamore Creek horse trails, and the Syllamo mountain bike trails. For general information visit Or

April 3-4

Medicinal Herbs
Come take a Field trip and workshop at the Ozark Folk Center. Call (870) 269-3851 to register
For tour and workshop.

April 11

Mission Run of the

April 17-19

53rd Annual Arkansas Folk Festival
Annual Spring celebration featuring handmade crafts, frontier life demonstrations, parade, lots of “folk, mountain, and bluegrass” music, dancing on the Courthouse Square, and window decorating contest. A great fun family festival. Ozark Folk Center opens for the season. Free admission to Crafts Village during this weekend. Free shuttle from downtown to the Folk Center.

May 2

Heritage Herb Extravaganza
Hands on activities, vendors & tours of the Garden at the Ozark Folk Center! Call (870) 269-3851 to register for workshops or to be placed on the herb mailing list.

10th Annual Syllamo’s Revenge-Mountain Bike Challenge
40 plus miles of awesome mountain biking through the beautiful Ozark Mountains offering changing scenery and beautiful views of the White River Valley, Sylamore Creek Valley and the Ozark mountains. For event information e-mail For trail information visit

May 16

The Arkansas Marathon Mountain Bike Epic
65 and 100 mile distances on some of America’s best trail system. The race starts and finishes in downtown Mountain View, and includes a bike festival with vendors and music all day

June 20-21

World Fast-Draw Associaion Index Championship
Held at the Fairgrounds. For Information Please call Jimmie Edwards at 870-269-3851

July 4

Independence Day Celebration
Festivities on the court square & Fireworks at the Fairgrounds!

August 13-16

11th Annual Mountains, Music, & Motorcycles & 4th Annual Car Show
This is a one of a kind event for Mountain View. With biker games , a poker run, and a bike & car show. There is something for the biker in everyone. Prizes, Games, Music and Good Food for the whole family. For more information call the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce @ (870)-269-8068 or visit

September 18-20

Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour
Come visit the studios of local artisans as they demonstrate and display their crafts. Tour maps will be available for visitors to find the studios. An excellent opportunity to shop early for Christmas.
October 1-3

Herb Harvest Festival
Herb enthusiasts will participate in workshops at the Ozark Folk Center. Presented by experts on herbs and their many uses, from cooking to medical. Herb vendors will also be here for the two-day event. For more information contact 870-269-3851.

October 30-31

33rd Annual Bean Fest & Great Arkansas Championship Outhouse Races
Beans and cornbread, music, dancing on Courthouse Square, handmade crafts and outrageous outhouse races. The “Bean Fest Cooking Champion” and the “Arkansas Outhouse Races Champion” are crowned at noon. There will be a great merchant fashion show on Friday and talent show on Saturday.

November 12-14

Mountain View Bluegrass Festival
Bluegrass Festival to be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the large auditorium of the Ozark Folk Center. Great bluegrass music all weekend long. Single day pass or Festival pass available.

December 5

Courthouse Christmas Tree Lighting & Festivities!
(*A part of the Arkansas Parks & Tourism Christmas Trail of Lights). Experience an Ozark Mountain Christmas! At the historic courthouse, the town square and along main street come aglow with lights, music and spirit. The tree Lighting and courthouse lighting are scheduled for 5 pm. Enjoy Christmas music on the square along with a Live Nativity, parade, & Santa will be there for the children.

Nov. – 28, 29 and Dec. – 5,6,12,13,19,20

Caroling in the Caverns – A Christmas Concert
Marvel at the beauty of astonishing formations coupled with the sounds of caroling resounding through the caverns as musicians perform your favorite old-time Christmas songs. 870-269-8068. Call and ask for Dee.

Support the sponsors of the Bean Fest and Championship Outhouse Races