Ozark Folk Festival in Eureka Springs, AR

We hope you will join us in Eureka Springs for the 65th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival, taking place October 28 – November 3, 2012.

About the Ozark Folk Festival

The country’s longest continuously running folk festival returns with competitions, art shows and a ‘Barefoot Ball.’ And of course, lots of good folk music! Many of the events are free, including the music performances in Basin Spring Park Thursday through Sunday and the parade on Saturday. The headliner for the weekend, Ronnie Cox, will perform Saturday at the Eureka Springs city Auditorium.

Ozark Folk Fest Schedule

The Ozark Festival Queen’s Contest: A 65-year tradition continues! A Folk Festival Queen is selected this first night from among our loveliest and most talented young ladies to preside over the week’s festivities. Held at the city Auditorium Sunday Oct. 28th at 7 p.m.

The Carper Family plays the Barefoot Ball: This year’s Barefoot Ball will feature a “Hillbilly Halloween” blow-out dance party with costume contests and all sorts of Hallow’s Eve fun! Held at the Basin Park Hotel Wednesday Oct. 31st at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 advance and $15 at the door.

Ronnie Cox and ‘Deliverance’: A 40th anniversary screening of the cult classic “Deliverance,” co-starring Burt Reynolds and Jon Voight, followed by a Q&A discussion on the making of the film with Ronny Cox. Mr. Cox will have copies of his latest book available for signing. Held at the Carnegie Library Annex, 192 Spring St. on Thursday Nov. 1st at 7 p.m. Admission is free but donations will be gratefully accepted. Seating is limited.

Trout Fishing in America: The first of two shows in the Auditorium takes place Friday, Nov. 2st at 7:30 p.m. Opening musicians are Karen Mal and Jack Williams. Reserved-seat tickets are $20 advance and $25 at the door.

The last day of the festival, Saturday, is also packed with great events. Check out the Ozark Folk Festival website for all the details!

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