Ozark Folk Center opens for 2011 Season Spann Talks on Open Mic

In conjunction with the Arkansas Folk Festival, the Ozark Folk Center State Park is having its opening weekend April 15-17, 2011.  Daytime admission to the craft grounds will be free Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  New this year is the Lamp work Glass Bead Shop which is next to the Pottery Shop and the remodeled Gunsmith Shop next to the Gift Shop. The Music & More Shop down by the parking lot gives folks a place to rest and listen to some stories while they wait for their turn on the Ropes course or a trip on the shuttle up to the Craft Village.

 There will also be evening shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Friday night’s show will feature The Skirtlifters, Roger Fountain and Carolyn Carter.  Saturday evening will feature Clancey Ferguson, Woodsong, and Dave Smith.  Sunday’s program will be all gospel, featuring Lifted Up, Emily Philips, and the Golden Echoes.  Ticket price for each evening shows will be $10 for adults, $6 for children 6 to 12. 

 Season passes will be available for $65, that will cover admission to all daytime and evening activities for the 2011 season, except for Celebrity Concerts.

 The park will have its annual Volunteer days on the 12th and 13th.  Persons wishing to help us spruce up the park for opening are encouraged to come to the park at 10:00 am each day to help wash windows, rake paths and visit with the crafts people and help them open their shops.  We’ll potluck on April 12th, so bring your favorite food to share. KFFB will be broadcasting live on Wednesday, April 13th from the park and providing lunch to participants.

 For more information, visit the Ozark Folk Center’s website at www.ozarkfolkcenter.com or call the Ozark Folk Center at 870-269-3851

Grady Spann on KFFB’S Open mic