May 1-7, 2018 Ozark Folk Center News and Events

Medicinal Herb Workshop

May 5, 2018
8 p.m. – 5 p.m.
White Oak Auditorium

Build your herbal knowledge with herbalists Emily Rush, Susan Belsinger, Chris Cosby, Tina Marie Wilcox and mycologist, Jay Justice. Topics include, Medicinal Mushrooms of Arkansas; Herbal Remedies for Stress and Anxiety; Hops, Herb of the Year; The Medicine of Home; and Understanding Plant Mucilage.The annual Medicinal Herb Workshop is educational, entertaining and a feast for all the senses. A Cinco de Mayo-inspired herbal luncheon is included in the workshop fee.

Registration $100. Pre-registration required. To register call the Ozark Folk Center State Park at 870-269-3851 #1. You can download the registration form for more information.

Bonnie Montgomery 
May 4, 2018
Evening Concert starts at 7 p.m.
Craft Village Matinee 2 – 3 p.m.

Native Arkansan, singer, songwriter, and outlaw country artist Bonnie Montgomery kicks off the Ozark Folk Center Feature Concert Series with a sound that hearkens back to the era of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn with a unique drive and attitude all her own.

Make a day of it with an all day pass that includes two shows and entry into the Craft Village featuring 22 artisan shops. It’s a unique experience to see these incredible artisans at work, visit with them about their craft, and buy local. All this for about $20.

Treat yourself and eat Southern food at the Skillet Restaurant. You won’t be disappointed. Pro tip: try our house dressing made with fresh herbs out of our garden.

Follow the ticket link to buy tickets and call 1-870-269-3851 & Press 1 to talk to our staff directly with questions and/or to book a cabin.

Sunday Court Square Concert Series Begins – May 6, 2018

Join Ozark Folk Center musicians for an outdoor concert underneath the shade of the big oak tree on the Court Square in Mountain View; concerts are the first Sunday of every month May through October. Musicians perform from 2-3 with a picking to follow. Bring your instruments and join in the fun. Concerts are sponsored in part by Stone Bank. Admission is Free.

May 18 & 19, 2018
This gathering of guitarists is dedicated to the thumb-picking tradition made popular by Merle Travis. Thumbpicking Weekend events include a one-day master class, panel discussions, concerts and the Arkansas State Championship Thumbpicking Guitar Contest.
Learn quick & basic cheesemaking, as it is done in a modern farm kitchen. Using fresh goat’s milk & store bought cow’s milk you’ll learn to make fresh, soft cheeses. Build on the skills you learn to develop your own cheese recipes. Pre-registration is required.

This Week’s Skillet Restaurant Specials May 1-7, 2018

The Skillet Restaurant is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

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

Lunch Specials 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Crispy Chicken Salad (A bed of fresh salad mix topped with tomatoes, shredded cheese, sliced red onions, croutons and crispy fried chicken breast served with your choice of dressing) for $7.95
Chef’s Special of the Day … $6.95

Skillet breakfast (served in an iron skillet) fried potatoes, grilled peppers, onions, bacon, two fried eggs $6.95, without meat $5.95

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Appetizer: cheese curds, Entrée: Bacon wrapped chicken breast, Dessert: apple or peach cobbler $17.95

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.

The Purple Hulls

This week, talented twin Texan bluegrass and gospel duo The Purple Hulls recorded live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas.  Also, interviews with these identical virtuosos.  Mark Jones offers an archival recording of Ozark original Donnie Dutton performing the traditional tune “Wildwood Flower.”  Writer, professor, and historian Dr. Brooks Blevins recounts the American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist Henry Schoolcraft’s experience in the early Ozark region.

Catch this episode and more on Ozark Highlands Radio.

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 7:00

Tuesday, May 1
Daytime Musicians: Five South

Wednesday, May 2
Daytime Musicians: Jerry and Tom
Weekly Garden Tour at Noon, starting on the Bessie Moore Deck

Thursday, May 3
Daytime Musicians: Apple & Setser
Noon Program starting on the Bessie Moore Deck: The Rock Tales & More, the Foundations of Stone County with Charles Widmer
Evening: Chinkypin, Here Comes Trouble, George Hulsey & Friends, Love Holler, and Flathoof Stringband

Friday, May 4
Daytime Musicians: Whoa Mule
Special Matinee 2 –3 p.m.—Bonnie Montgomery
Evening: Special Feature Performer—Bonnie Montgomery with Grace Stormont and Five South

Saturday, May 5
Daytime Musicians: Lee Mountain Ramblers
Evening: Flat Broke, Pretty Little Miss, Samuel Blake, Kathy Jensen, and Possum Juice

*Schedule Subject to Change

Our mailing address is:

The Ozark Folk Center State Park

1032 Park Ave.

Mountain ViewAR 72560