After Dark in the Park October 31 at the Ozark Folk Center

After Dark in the Park is a free event for all ages at the Ozark Folk Center State Park on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

“Remember old fashioned Halloween?” asks Jeanette Larson, Ozark Folk Center State Park Craft Director. “Where you went from door to door, saying the words, “Trick or Treat”? If you want to relive those memories with your children, come to the park on Halloween night. This event will be fun for the whole family.”

Businesses, civic groups and volunteers will be set up throughout the Craft Village handing out candy donated by local businesses. Visitors can decorate pumpkins to take home at the Picnic Pavilion. Spooky stories will be shared on the Outdoor Music Stage from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Attendees park in the lower parking lot and ride the free shuttle buses up the hill to the Craft Village. If your business or groups want to donate candy or set up in the park, call 870-269-3851 ask for Jeanette Larson or Donna Nichols.

The Ozark Folk Center State Park is located at 1032 Park Avenue in Mountain View. Follow the signs to the Ozark Folk Center State Park, less than a mile from the Courthouse Square in downtown Mountain View. The park may also be reached by taking Hwy 5/9/14 (Sylamore Ave) to Jimmy Driftwood Parkway, which leads directly to the park entrance.

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 Garden, workshops and other special events. Visit the web site at for more information on classes and concerts.