Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas Plans April 16th Opening

Mountain View, Arkansas – After experiencing a delayed opening in 2020, the Ozark Folk Center State Park announced it will open during the Arkansas Folk Festival on April 16th and 17th within current Arkansas Department of Health guidelines.

The state park’s 20 shops in the Craft Village, Gift Shop, and gardens will open during the festival and remain open Tues.-Sat. from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. through the fall. Visiting guests can expect to find skilled artisans at work making, selling, and demonstrating handmade crafts in the Village and a tapestry of flowers, native plants, and herbs for cooking and healing in the Heritage Herb Garden.

The Skillet Restaurant will also open the week of Arkansas Folk Festival and resume serving southern style entrees and desserts. The Cabins at Dry Creek serve guests year round.   

Daren Dortin, Music Director at the Ozark Folk Center, reported the park will not host its annual music workshops but anticipates hosting live music at its outdoor stage when the Craft Village opens in mid-April. He added that staff are laying plans to re-open the state park’s indoor music venue, Ozark Highlands Theater, for two new music events later this year.

To learn more information about upcoming events, register for craft classes, or book a cabin for your next retreat, visit OzarkFolkCenter.com. To learn more about Arkansas State Parks other 51 parks to visit in the Natural State, visit ArkansasStateParks.com.

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.