Arkansas Folk Festival


Arkansas Folk Festival

May 15th & 16th (New Dates)


**For 2020 vendor applications – please contact Nikki at**

Boasting 58 years, The annual Arkansas Folk Festival, takes place every third Saturday in April (May for 2020 due to Covid-19). Come join us, in the beautiful Ozarks, for a fun filled weekend with activities for all ages!

Activities include Music on the Square, a parade on Saturday morning, street vendors and tasty food vendors.


Schedule of Events

Friday May 15th, 2020

Music on the Courthouse Square Noon-5:00 PM

Artisans Market and Peabody Craft Vendors

11:00 AM-6PM

The 13th Annual Artisans Market on the Square at the 58th Annual Arkansas Folk Festival will be held April 17 and 18 in Mountain View, Arkansas. Excellent handmade arts and crafts by members and juried guests of the Arkansas Craft Guild will be available only behind the white picket fence on Washington Street north of the Courthouse. Hours are Friday 11 and 6, and Saturday 9 to 4. Wood carving, turned wooden bowls by Liz Lloyd, jellies and mixes by Ozark Pantry, handmade knives by Lewie Lloyd, flame worked bead jewelry by Sage and Tom Holland, Beau Anderson, as well as by Maria Smith. Also regulars attending, goat milk soaps and lotions from Tammy Sue’s Critters, Norma Mathews quilting and woodworking, chenille kitty pillows and home decor by Doris Fountain. Cigar box novelty guitars by Flying Pig Guitars,, functional pottery from Greg Hall and new member Alexis Barber will be available for your shopping pleasure. The Market is located on Washington Street next to Mountain View Music.

The Peabody Ave. Crafts will include handmade soaps, wire wrapped jewelry, painted art, natural skincare products, wood carved art, and much much more!


Saturday May 16th, 2020

10:00 58th Annual Folk Festival Parade!

Music on the Courthouse Square

Artisans Market and Peabody Craft Vendors

9AM – 5PM

Arkansas Craft School is hosting several demonstrations by their extraordinary Artists Instructors, including Pottery with David Dahlstedt. Come by and watch his mesmerizing skill of transforming globs of clay into beautiful works of art.  Dora Gonzalez will demonstrate Leathermaking and her intricate way of Wire Wrapping Arkansas crystals. Dana Finnimore will show the magical colors of Enameling and Metalsmithing.

Contact ACS for more information at 870-269-8397 or or Better yet, drop in to see the beautiful retail shop with art from ACS instructors and students. Arkansas Craft School is located on the Square in Mountain View at 101 N. Peabody Avenue and is open to the public Wednesday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm.

While you are here don’t forget to shop locally! Mountain View offers a wide variety of shops and boutiques. Mountain View is also home to the Arkansas Craft School, The Ozark Folk Center State Park,  and Loco Ropes!


The Chamber of Commerce will have merchandise vendors down North Peabody Ave! Please contact Nikki at the Chamber for a vendor application for these spots.

For Parade Rules and Regulations (sign up form) please contact Shanna at the Chamber office!! Your group could win up to $800!

​We want to thank our local Sponsors!





We can’t wait to see you!


Arkansas Folk Festival

Phone:  870-269-8068
Address:  109 N. Peabody Ave.
City/State:  Mountain View, AR 72560

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