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Travel Series: Ozark Folk Center State Park

Jun 24, 2019, 13:11 PM by Chad Sproles

It’s almost summertime, and you know what that means—roadtrips! We’ll be highlighting fun and interesting travel destinations around the state of Arkansas in our Summer Travel Series. We’re kicking things off with the artsy and beautiful Ozark Folk Center State Park, located at 1032 Park Avenue in Mountain View, AR. 

The Craft Village

The Craft Village has over 21 artisans on-site to demonstrate a variety of crafts. These include blacksmithing, pottery making, basket weaving, wood carving, soap making, herb gardening, broom making, and more! The Craft Village is open from April to November, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. You can save your trip for August and participate in Ozark Folk School, which provides the opportunity to learn a mixture of crafts demonstrated in the Craft Village! Learn more here.

The Sounds of Summer

If you love the sound of guitars, fiddles, and dulcimers, you should feel right at home in the Ozarks.. Visit the Ozark Folk Center for the Evie Ladin Band on June 8th, or Stringband Weekend June 21st-22nd.  There are a variety of concerts on the books for July and August as well. You can view the event calendar on their website here

Herb Gardens

The Ozark Folk Center is home to a beautiful assortment of plants and flowers, including sage, mint, rosemary, basil, oregano, and geranium. Herb and garden workshops are available to garden enthusiasts who want to learn more about cooking with herbs, medicinal herbs, and more! Even if you just want to enjoy the sights and scents of the garden, there’s much to be enjoyed.

The Ozark Folk Center is the perfect destination for a peaceful and fun weekend getaway right here in the Natural State. Cabins are available on-site for those who want to stay overnight, and The Skillet Restaurant serves up delicious Southern eats if you’re hungry. Book online and plan your visit!

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