Mountain View, Arkansas – – Bring your appetite and learn how to cook a wide variety of foods in the Ozark Folk Center State Park’s Saturday, September 13, Dutch oven cooking class. You’ll discover cooking over a fire using this traditional little cast iron oven on legs. Instructor Josh Epperson has taught Dutch oven cooking to hundreds of folks across Arkansas. In his class, you’ll get lots of hand-on experience cooking pork roast; best-ever biscuits; mixed sweet, red and white potatoes with onions and pepper; several different types of cobbler; and another vegetable dish or two.

 Class will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 13. Class cost is $30 per participant or $50 per couple. The class fee covers copies of all recipes and a lunch of the foods you’ve cooked. Additionally, every student will get a 10% off discount coupon to purchase their own Dutch oven in the Ozark Folk Center’s Homespun Gift Shop.

Registration deadline is September 9 at 5:00 p.m. Register by calling 870-269-3851. Class size is limited to 18 students. The class fee of $30 per person or $50 per couple is payable when you call to register. This fee is nonrefundable, unless we cancel the class.

Class starts at 10:00 a.m. Meet your instructor and pick up your packet in the Administration Building lobby. The park address is 1032 Park Avenue, Mountain View, Arkansas. You’ll be cooking outside over fire, so wear appropriate clothing and closed-toe shoes. Class finishes about 2:00.
The mission of Ozark Folk Center State Park is to perpetuate, present and promote the Ozark way of life in an educational and enjoyable manner; through craft demonstrations, musical programs, the Heritage Herb Gardens, workshops and other special events.  Foodways and cooking classes are part of the Ozark way of life that we love to share. Visit the web site at for more information on classes, concerts and the Ozark way of life.