Meetings scheduled for Craft Village opportunities and Music Auditions at the Ozark Folk Center

The Ozark Folk Center State Park will be holding its annual contract meetings in the White Oak Auditorium, inside the Administration Building across from the Skillet Restaurant, for all returning crafts people, musicians, and dancers. Those who are interested in having a shop or performing during evening shows in the Music Auditorium during the 2018 season should plan to attend one of these meetings:

Saturday February 10th, 2018 Crafters from 10am-11:30 / Musicians from 12 noon until 1:30pm
Saturday February 24th, 2018 Crafters from 10am-11:30 / Musicians from 12 noon until 1:30pm
Saturday March 3rd, 2018 Musicians ONLY 12pm until 1:30pm

Saturday March 3rd Open Music Auditions for first time musicians, starting at 1:30pm
“The meeting takes an hour or two, depending on how many questions you have” said Craft Director, Jeanette Larson. “We have openings for contractors to drive the donkeys on the picnic swing; to work in the Young Pioneers Shop; to demonstrate in the new living history area; and to substitute in craft shops.”

Daren Dortin, Music Director for the Park, is looking forward to reaching out to local up-and-coming singers and players. “We’ve had some incredible talent audition in the past few years and we’re glad to see the next generation of musicians step up to the plate.”

Open auditions are required for anyone interested in performing at the Ozark Folk Center Sate Park for the first time. Musicians should bring their own instruments and have three songs prepared; two “traditional” folk songs written prior to 1941 and one tune of their choosing (no date limit). To set up an audition time, please call Music Director, Daren Dortin at 870-269-3851 or email

If you cannot make it to one of these meetings call Jeanette or Daren at 870-269-3851 to make other arrangements or discuss your interest in the Ozark Folk Center Craft Village.

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.