November 7th – 10th 2018
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Celebrate America’s longest continuously running annual folk festival in America! With the Barefoot Ball, free music in Basin Spring Park, Hedgehoppers,  concert in The Aud and of course, great folk music, and dance!

 

 

November 7th Hedgehoppers

The Auditorium  – 6pm – free

November 7th The Funny Side of The Ozarks

Keith Scales presents material from Vance Randolph.  Basin Park Hotel Ballroom, 8pm.  21 & over.  Free with cash bar.

November 9th
Free Music in the Park

Basin Springs Park Bandshell – 2pm – 6pm
Spook Handy
Christie Lenée
April Verch

 

 

November 9th
Free Auditorium Show, 7pm

Still on the Hill is performing a free show about historic Cane Hill and giving away free CDs to the first 100 folks in the door. The Ozark Highballers will open the show.

 

 

November 9th
Barefoot Ball, 9:00pm

Music from Mountain Sprout

November 10th
Ozark Folk Festival Fair – A living history

Community Center – 10 am – 4pm

Musicians, storytellers, artisans, crafts, workshops, and demonstrations from the Ozarks and years gone by.

For folk vendor opportunities, click here.

At 1pm, Kelly & Donna from Still on the hill will be paying homage to the old while making a new contribution to Ozark culture, they demonstrate the living, ongoing process of folk music. Over the last decade, the duo has acquired a fabulous collection of handmade folk instruments made by Ozark builders, Ed Stilley, Jim Lee, Denton Boze, Elliot Smith, and other unique one-of-a-kind treasures. They have woven the stories of fascinating Ozark instrument makers into songs and play them on homemade guitars, fiddles, banjos, and dulcimers!
This is a show-and-tell performance for all ages to enjoy.

The following vendors and demonstrators will be on hand:
  • blacksmithing
  • rope making (pm only)
  • wood carving
  • quilting/hand piecing
  • traditional spinning
  • handmade instruments
  • native American herbalist
  • Lace, tatting/shuttle
  • white oak basket making
  • cast iron cooking (pm only)
  • show making
  • whistle making
  • fermentation, pickling
other  vendors and items for sale:
  • artisan bread
  • handmade instruments
  • wooden scrub boards
  • salves, lotions, herb remedies
  • baskets
  • food concessions
Ozark instruments workshop and music by Still on the Hill, 1pm
other music by Clark Buehling. 2:30 PM
Stories by Keith Scales/Vance Randolph’s Spooky Side of the Ozarks. 11AM

November 10th
Free Train Excursions

Free train rides at Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railroad, at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.   Tickets must be picked up at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum  (95 S. Main Street) or the Community Center Highlander Room (44 Kingshighway)

November 10th
Free Music in the Park

Basin Park Bandshell – 2pm – 5:30pm
Roy and Aviva of the Ozark Highballers
Roanoke
Sad Daddy

Funky Feat

November 10th
Saturday Night Headline Act
Funky Feat

with Special Guest Sierra Hull & Christie Lenée

Funky Feat consists of three original members of Little Feat Paul Barrere (guitar, vocals), Fred Tackett (guitar) and Kenny Gradney (bass) who are joined by longtime Feat drummer Gabe Ford for a raucous evening of all the Little Feat hits like “Dixie Chicken,” “Willin’,” “Down on the Farm,” “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now” and so much more.

Showtime is 7pm.

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Private Venues Around Town:

Chelsea’s 

11/9 Dance Monkey Dance 9:30-12:30
11/10 The Haymakers 2-5 (big room)
11/10 Divas On Fire 6-9
11/10 Chucky Waggs and The Company Of Raggs
Brews 

11/8, 7pm

A Folk Festival Sampler – Minstrels and Storytellers and other scoundrels present several short sets and a “sampler” of what can be expected at the 71st annual Ozark Folk Festival.  Music from Spook Handy, Christie Lene’e, and the Buffalo Gals, Storytellers with material from Vance Randolph and the “Bawdy Side of the Ozarks”
Brews – 32 Pine St.  7pm.