Nikki Morrow February 21, 2020

58th Annual Arkansas Folk Festival is set for April 17-18th, 2020

Spring is just around the corner! Soon Dogwood and red bud trees will begin to bloom across the rolling hills of the Ozark Mountains and the sun will finally start to warm the clear waters of our creeks, and the White River.

It’s the perfect time of the year to visit Mountain View!

The town comes together to celebrate the Ozark way of life. Traditional Folk Music is played on the Courthouse Square, shops are buzzing with new visitors, and artisans are busily making their wares.

The Arkansas Folk Festival begins its festivities on Friday April 17th. Enjoy vendors and artisans from all over the Ozarks, show off their hand-crafted items! You can expect well over 50 vendors. Food trucks from across Arkansas will join our event or you can dine one of our delicious local restaurants. Oliver’s Bistro and Mi Pueblito Mexican Restaurant,  are located right on the Square! Music will be played on the Courthouse lawn and you can join musicians at the “Pickin Park”

 

On Saturday April 18th, We start the day with our traditional Arkansas Folk Festival Parade. This years theme is “Summer Days in the Ozarks”. The parade is sure to bring smiles to all. Following the parade you can shop with our local merchants located on the Square. Wallace Wood-Works, SewTzn, Sassie Rose Boutique, and Nancy’s Gifts will be thrilled to have you stop by!

 

 

While you are visiting our little slice of heaven…

The Ozark Folk Center State Park opens the Craft Village and Skillet Restaurant, for the season.  Artisans are on-hand to demonstrate how they create their beautiful artwork.  You can catch a show on the craft grounds or see an evening concert in the Auditorium.

 

Blanchard Springs Caverns is available for tours and while you are visiting the beautiful Ozark Francis National forest, hike one of the many beautiful trails, fish for trout in the White River, or take a ride through the forest on horseback. There are also plenty of camping opportunities in the area.

Don’t forget to stop at local favorites like Mellon’s Country Store.  It is a unique place to shop for local jams and jellies, hand made items, and you can even catch a show on the weekends!

 

 

The Arkansas Craft School offers many hands-on art classes throughout the year. You can learn everything from photography to basket weaving!