OFC August Giveaways to Visitors

Who doesn’t like free stuff? Especially when it’s good, free stuff, or in this case, great, awesome, wonderful, free stuff. The master craftspeople at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View want to say “thank you” to the folks that visit them by giving away one handcrafted item to a person in the park each day in August beginning Wednesday, Aug. 1.

So head on over to Ozark Folk Center and you might be the lucky winner of an item worth approximately $25. While you are there you can enjoy the studios at this unique park that featurea master Ozark craftsperson demonstrating and creating their fine and functional crafts in air-conditioned comfort. Crafts include wood turning; pottery; candle making; weaving; gunsmithing; leather work; basket making; quilting; broom tying; printing; painting; lampwork glass; scrimshaw; copper flame painting; wood carving and more. There are 24 studios in the Craft Village, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Giveaway items include a basket from Sharon Fernimen; jewelry from the Widmers; a handtied broom from Shawn Hoefer; a basket of handmade bath and body care from Linda Odom’s  Apothecary Shop; a gun cleaning and appraisal from Jim Purdom; flame painted copper from Skip and Rachel Mathews and much more. The item of the day will be on display in the shop where it was made, along with the basket for you to put your drawing tickets.

Every visitor over 18 will get an entry ticket for the prize when they purchase their admission to the Ozark Folk Center Craft Village. Admission to the Craft Village is $10 for adults, $6 for children 6-12 and children under 6 are free. There are combination tickets for the day at the park and the evening show; family passes and season passes available too. There will be maps and a listing of every shop and the donation from the shop. If you get your card initialed in every shop, you’ll get an extra ticket for the drawing.

The daily drawing will be held at 3:15 p.m. at the outdoor music pavilion. The daily winners will be entered in a big Labor Day weekend Ozark Craftsmanship Grand Prize drawing valued at approximately $250 with items from every studio.

Mountain View is a perfect destination for a mini getaway or week-long vacation. You can take classes at OFC too.
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