What to know
In the Craft Village at Ozark Folk Center, more than 20 working artisans demonstrate, create, and sell handmade items Tuesday through Saturday in season. Handcrafted items like flame-painted copper jewelry, leather purses and goods, baskets, brooms, stained glass, ironwork, pottery, knives, weavings, quilts, wood carvings, spun yarn, soap, candles, and more are made onsite. We offer season passes and tickets for admission to both the Craft Village and to see music shows. Artisans also host workshops throughout the year for a more immersive crafting experience with personal attention and hands-on instruction. You can register for workshops and buy tickets to shows online.
The Heritage Herb Garden is where old-time pass-along plants, medicinal herbs, native plants, and edible herbs are grown. The Garden functions as a living classroom for workshops and programs. Events celebrating both culinary and medicinal herbs are held in May and October.
Music is at the heart of this park. Fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, and autoharp are just some of the instruments that combine to produce that enduring Ozark Mountain sound. While you're in the Craft Village, check out live music on the Blacksmith Stage throughout the day. You don't want to miss the talented local musicians that perform in this intimate setting. The 1,000-seat Ozark Highlands Theater hosts live concerts, special events, bringing legendary artists from all facets of Americana music to the stage. Workshops are also available at scheduled times for musicians and dancers of all skill levels.
You can also be a part of Ozark Highlands Radio, a syndicated program recorded at the park that shares the music and stories of the Ozark region. The weekly program is available on multiple public radio stations or to audiences anywhere on Soundcloud, iTunes, and OzarkHighlandsRadio.com.
When booking a visit, check availability at The Cabins at Dry Creek, our beautiful cabins with suites available, and amenities of home. Enjoy Southern cooking in the Skillet Restaurant. One of Arkansas’s five lodge parks, the Ozark Folk Center also has a conference center with facilities for unique and memorable meetings.
Loco Ropes, a challenging ropes course and zip line, is located on-site and popular among groups and families.