Ozark Folk Center State Park Kicks Off 40th Anniversary Celebration on May 5th

This year the Ozark Folk Center State Park is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. This unique park was opened on May 5, 1973, after more than a decade of lobbying and hard work by many people from Mountain View, Stone County, Arkansas and as far off as Washington, DC . Dedicated to perpetuating the crafts, music and folk life of the Ozark region, our Arkansas State Park continues to offer old time music, classes, youth programs, entertainment and hands-on fun for everyone.

The Sunday, May 5th Dedication Day Celebration is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Craft Village we will have crafts from then and now, speakers from the opening year; a slide show of 1973 showing throughout the day in the White Oak Auditorium; a clothing display of dresses worn the opening year; and, of course, music. There will be old time games for all ages on the Admin Green Space at 2:00 and recognition of some of the original folks and sharing memories in the Picnic Pavilion at 3:00. There will be a “visiting room” in the Administration set up to show items from the early years and talk with old friends. Admission is the special 1973 “roll back” price of $2.50 for everyone over 6-years-old. Children six and under are free.

The Ozark Folk Center State Park Craft Village is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 5 in Mountain View, Arkansas. For more information visit www.ozarkfolkcenter.com or call 870-269-3851.