Ozark Folk Center State Park Schedule for September 19 – 23, 2017 (Posted by Ginger Smith)
Tuesday, Sept 19
Daytime Musicians: Carolyn Carter
Noon Program: Mary Gillihan, Women of Mountain Music
Wednesday, Sept 20
Daytime Musicians: Alanna & Haley
Wednesday Weekly Garden Tour at Noon, starting on the Bessie Moore Deck
Thursday, Sept 21
Daytime Musicians: Unkle Dave
Noon Program: Smitty the Cowboy Poet
Evening: Leatherwoods, Sibling Rivalry, Dave Smith, Love Holler, Bess Kelley & Friends
Friday, Sept 22
Daytime Musicians: The Original Flathoof Stringband
Noon Program: Native Plants & Native Peoples, with
Evening: Carolyn Carter, Bonafide Stringband, Borderstate, Twang, James Clinkingbeard
Saturday, Sept 23
Daytime Musicians: Mary Parker & the White River Ramblers
Noon Program: Spinning Tales, with Jeanette Larson
Special Matinee, 2-3pm: Frank Fairfield
Evening, Frank Fairfield Feature Concert, Clark Trio, Mark Jones & Adam Fudge, Five South
Schedule Subject to Change
Skillet Restaurant Specials
Breakfast Special 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Skillet breakfast (served in an iron skillet) fried potatoes, grilled peppers, onions, ham, bacon, sausage, two fried eggs $8.75, without meat $5.95
Lunch Special 11: 00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ozark Grinder Hoagie (grilled ham, corn beef, cheese, lettuce, house dressing, tomato, onion,
pickle) & chips for $7.95 OR Chef’s Special of the Day … $6.95
Sept 30 Feature Concert: Barefoot Movement
October 1: Court Square Music Series with Carolyn Carter
Oct 4: Farmstead Cheesemaking
Oct 5: Lavish Herbal Feast
Oct 6-7: Herb Harvest Festival
Each class requires preregistration. Check OzarkFolkCenter.com or call for detailed information. Schedules subject to change.
Hands-on in the Craft Village
One Of Many Things to Try…
Toss the Graces outside the Wood Toy Shop
Free with Craft Village admission
These special hands-on programs of Ozark crafts and music for children 7-14 are offered Saturdays at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the Craft Village, at the Shannon Cabin. Programs are free with regular admission.
2017 Hours of Operation
April 11 – November 11
Craft Village 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
General Store 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Smokehouse 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Daytime Music 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45
Music Theater/Large Auditorium
April 13 – November 11
Thursday – Saturday
Concession open 6:00 pm
Concert 7:00 p.m.
HomeSpun Gift Shop
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.
Monday – Saturday
8:00 a.m.– 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Administration phone: 870.269.3851
Cabin Office: 870.269.3871
1032 Park Ave
Mountain View, AR 72560
Ginger Smith joined OGTC in 2014 as a volunteer, and has lived in this area since 1972 when she moved to be near her parents, the late Doss and Vivian Burgess. Her late father was Independence County Appraiser and any time family, whether kids or grand kids, came to visit for even a short time, he would take them to A.D. Hill’s grocery store, and get them a soda pop and candy bar, see the talking bird there, and end up “checking out the great White River.” All the kids and grands have played on the banks there, picnicked, and played on the old train. Ginger is adamant, since she moved to Batesville, there is just no other place to raise a family. Her love for the area and desire to help promote it in her professional capacity led her to seek volunteering, and Charlie Morris, whom she met when she was a typesetter at the Daily Guard Newspaper, put her in touch with Cathy Drew, Executor Director of OGTC. She has been on board since then and says she has loved everything she has done and is proud to represent North Central Arkansas.
The last 20 years of her employment she worked for the late County Judge David Wyatt, West Elementary School Principal Jerry Harris, and Circuit Clerk Claudia Nobles and Judge John Kemp. At the Guard Office she says she made friends for a life time, and then the West Elementary teachers, students, and their families grew close to her forever. Her last job she was hired in a newly created position to collect felony fines and restitution. She was so proud that after three years she more than tripled the annual revenues that she retired! Her part-time retirement job was with the ortho docs, Drs. Allen and Angel where she also met many people from all over the area, and made another set of new friends! She is a published writer and has also written feature articles for the Batesville Guard TV Guide and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
She has a daughter, Misty Long Sparks, son-in-law Dloyd Sparks, and three grands, Dalton Lee, Victoria Lynn and Anna Rose, who own her heart, and three more heartbeat grands, Nico and Corbin of Washington, and a late granddaughter, Ginger Savannah. Her late husband, Ken Smith, was the Batesville Postmaster.
Totally retired now, Ginger offers her time and writing abilities to OGTC as she travels around the state and visits with so many nice folks, writes reviews, and tries to be a worthy representative for Ozark Gateway Tourism. She is a people person who really cares for all God has blessed us with in our beautiful state of Arkansas in the United States of America.