July 10-16 – Craft Demonstrations, Local Music, Delicious Southern Food, Comfy Cabins and Lots More at Ozark Folk Center State Park!

Handcrafted Evening in the Park July 13, 2018 6 to 9 p.m

Terry Andrews inspects one of the shaker style chair seats he just finished in his Chair Shop at the Ozark Folk Center State Park.


Craft Village artisans would like to invite you to their Handcrafted Evening in the Park open house in the Craft Village from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 13. Join them in their shops to talk about their craft, shop for special unique items and enjoy a relaxing evening. Admission is free.

Performing this Week at Ozark Folk Center State Park

Daytime Music 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45
Craft Village open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Music Auditorium doors open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 10
Daytime Musicians: Bona Fide Stringband

Wednesday, July 11
Daytime Musicians: Apple & Setser
WEEKLY GARDEN TOUR: Departing at Noon from the Bessie Moore Memorial Deck.

Thursday, July 12
Daytime Musicians: Big River Country Blues Band

NOON PROGRAM: Starting from the Jewelry Shop: Rock Tales & More, Foundations of Stone County with Charles Widmer

Evening: Harmony, Roger Fountain Band, Armadilla Holler, Prestin Garey, David & Renee Wright

Friday, July 13
Daytime Musicians: Mary Parker & the White River Ramblers

Handcrafted Evening in the Park – 6 to 9 p.m. in the Craft Village – Special Artisan Open House – Admission is free to the Craft Village, Evening Concert is regular admission

Evening Concert: Sibling Rivalry, Duane Porterfield, Samuel Blake, Love Holler, George Hulsey & Friends

Saturday, July 14
Daytime Musicians: Duane Porterfield with Josh Smith

Evening: The Bow Tanglers, Five South, Big River Country Blues Band, Blue Mountain Stringband, Ruthie & Bobby

Schedule Subject to Change

This Week’s Skillet Restaurant Specials – July 10-16, 2018

Skillet Restaurant open 8:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

Breakfast Buffet every Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m..-.10:45 am
Sunday Skillets famous Fried Chicken Buffet 11 a.m.-.2 p.m.

Breakfast Special 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Skillet breakfast (served in an iron skillet) fried potatoes, grilled peppers, onions, bacon, two fried eggs,) $6.95 or without meat for $5.95
Lunch Special 11:30 to 4 p.m.– French dip sandwich on a hoagie roll with one trip to the salad bar $7.95 or Chef’s Special of the Day $6.95

Friday Night’s Special in July
Appetizer: cheese curds, Entrée: Bacon wrapped chicken breast, Dessert: apple or peach cobbler $17.95

Saturday Night’s Special in July
PRIME RIB: A fresh tender cut of Prime Beef marinated in fresh herb butter, sure to melt in your mouth served with a baked potato and one trip salad bar $17.95.

John McEuen

has had a long and varied career – first solo, then as a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1966. Over 10,000 concerts and 300 television shows throughout more than 3 million miles – with the band and as a solo performer – John has pursued his passion for performing and recording. John left NGDB at the end of their 50th year touring to focus on his solo projects. He has a rich history of creating, producing and preserving original and traditional folk and acoustic music, and taking it to new audiences.  All seats reserved. Premium tickets $30; Reserved $20.

Come Dance with Us!
Folk Dance Days
September 7 & 8, 2018

Registration and schedule now online. Sign up today for lots of dancing fun.

Our mailing address is:
The Ozark Folk Center State Park
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.