LASR.net Homepage




Menu

Mountain View, Arkansas

Upcoming Events in Mountain View Arkansas


Monthly

Dripstone Trail Tour - 1 hour walking tour through the beautiful upper level of Blanchard Springs Caverns, with a constant 58 degree temperature. Tour two huge rooms filled with sparkling calcite formations of every size and variety. Tours begin at the Visitor Center. An exhibit hall and educational movie explain the underground wonders. Tours offered periodically, from 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Open Year Round.

Address: Blanchard Springs Caverns , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: (870) 757-2211 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: r8.ozark.bsc@fs.fed.us
Web: www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/recreation/caverns
Fee: Admission: $10 adult; $5 ages 6-15; $5 ages 62 and up with Golden Age Passport

Blanchard Wild Cave Tour - Four-hour guided trip into undeveloped portions of Blanchard Springs Caverns. Visitors need sturdy boots and long pants, must be in good physical condition, and come prepared to climb, crawl, and get dirty. The tour ends at the spectacular Titans formations. Participants must be at least 10 years old, and a responsible adult must tour with 10-12 year olds. Tours by reservation only. Open Year Round.

Address: Blanchard Springs Caverns , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: (870) 757-2211 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: r8.ozark.bsc@fs.fed.us
Web: www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/recreation/caverns
Fee: Admission: $75 per person; $25 non-refundable deposit and $50 day of tour

March

28 - 2 Mountain View Bluegrass Festival - Great bluegrass music all weekend long. Single day pass or Festival pass available.

Address: Ozark Folk Center State Park , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: (888) 679-2859 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mvchamber@mvtel.net
Web: www.mountainview-bluegrass.com
Fee: Admission: $40 for 3-day pass

April

16 - 14 Stone County Medical Center Annual 5K Run - Open to ages 14 years and up. Winners in all age categories. Runners receive a T-shirt and prizes awarded for 1st-3rd place.

Ph: (870) 269-2871 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tcomeau@wrmc.com
Fee: Admission: tba

12 - 13 Annual Arkansas Folk Festival - Annual Spring celebration featuring handmade crafts, frontier life demonstrations, parade, lots of "folk, mountain, and bluegrass" music, dancing on the Courthouse Square, and window decorating contest. A great family, fun festival. Ozark Folk Center opens for the season. Free admission to Crafts Village during this weekend. Free shuttle from downtown to the Folk Center.

Address: Courthouse Square and Ozark Folk Center , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: (888) 679-2859 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mvchamber@mvtel.net
Web: www.YourPlaceintheMountains.com
Fee: Admission: Free

16 - 14 White River Auto Club Car Show - Prizes awarded in various categories. Call for exact date.

Address: Main Street , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: (888) 679-2859 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mvchamber@mvtel.net
Web: www.YourPlaceintheMountains.com
Fee: Admission: Free

May

27 Heritage Herb Spring Extravaganza - The Heritage Herb Gardens at the Ozark Folk Center grace the park with visual colors and textures, sweet and pungent aromas. With their natural display, they help us to interpret the history of the human use of plants.

Address: The Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1032 Park Avenue , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: 800-264-3655 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ozarkfolkcenter@arkansas.com
Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com
Fee: Admission

3 - 4 Annual Ozark Volkswagen Festival - Great fun at this car show and swap meet at John Taylor's Laid Back Pickin. Bring your Volkswagen and your family and cruise the Ozarks. Prizes, trophies and great music.

Address: John Taylor's Laid Back Cabins , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: (870) 269-9597 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ozarkvw.com
Fee: Admission: Free

10 - 11 Merle Travis Guitar Festival and National Thumbpicking Guitar Contest - Merle Travis was a master at the "thumbpicking" style of guitar. The Folk Center celebrates his artistry with this annual tribute. Special appearances.

Address: Ozark Folk Center , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: (870) 269-3851 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ozarkfolkcenter@arkansas.com
Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com
Fee: Admission: Contact the Park

11 Annual Syllamo's Revenge--Mountain Bike Challenge - 40 plus miles of awesome mountain biking through the beautiful Ozark Mountains offering changing scenery and beautiful views of the White River Valley, Sylamore Creek Valley and the Ozark Mountains. E-mail Steve for more information and to verify date.

Address: Sylamore Mountain Bike Trail , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: (870) 269-3414 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: steveparker@mvtel.net
Web: www.Syllamosrevenge.com
Fee: Admission: TBA

15 - 30 White River Auto Club Car Show - Prizes awarded in various categories. Call for exact date.

Address: Main Street , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: (888) 679-2859 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mvchamber@mvtel.net
Web: www.YourPlaceintheMountains.com
Fee: Admission: Free

25 - 27 Memorial Day Celebration - The Folk Center will be open Memorial Day. Visit the Craft Grounds from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and see more than 20 pioneer craft demonstrations as you walk through the beautiful Heritage Herb Gardens.

Address: Ozark Folk Center , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: (870) 269-3851 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ozarkfolkcenter@arkansas.com
Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com
Fee: Admission: $9 adults; $6 children 6-12

June

7 - 8 Irish Music and Dance with St. Louis Irish Arts - Two concerts Friday and Saturday evenings with a matinee performance on Saturday. Colorful costumes, traditional Irish music and dance. 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm.

Address: Ozark Folk Center Theater , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: (870) 269-3851 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ozarkfolkcenter@arkansas.com
Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com
Fee: Admission: $9 adults; $6 children 6-12

July

4 Independence Day Celebration - 10 am - 5 pm Celebrate Independence Day at the Folk Center with sack races, egg carries, and lots of good old-fashioned family fun! Ice cold watermelon will be served at the end of the activities.

Address: Ozark Folk Center State Park Craft Grounds , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: (870) 269-3851 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ozarkfolkcenter@arkansas.com
Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com
Fee: Craft Admission applies

18 - 27 Dulcimer Jamboree: A Traditional Music Event - Annual event featuring Mountain and Hammered Dulcimers. Includes workshops, jam sessions and concerts. 5, 3 and 1 day workshops are offered in all levels of play.

Address: Ozark Folk Center State Park , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: (870) 269-3851 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ozarkfolkcenter@arkansas.com
Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com.

August

9 - 12 Mountains, Music & Motorcycles - Family Fun Event! All Bikes Welcome. There will be a bike show for both vintage and modern bikes. Trophies will be presented. Bikers will enjoy a ride through the beautiful Ozark mountains. There will be a big tent with vendors and a swap meet. Stay for the concert that evening.

Address: Ozark Folk Center , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: (870) 269-3851 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ozarkfolkcenter@arkansas.com
Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

23 - 24 Tribute to Grandpa Jones - Our annual tribute to Grandpa Jones, whose humor and music spanned several decades. Both nights will feature a special celebrity concert, along with Ramona Jones and the Jones Family Band. 7 p.m. nightly.

Address: Ozark Folk Center , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: (870) 269-3851 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ozarkfolkcenter@arkansas.com
Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com
Fee: $12 and $20

September

24 - 26 Labor Day Weekend - 10 am - 5 pm The Ozark Folk Center Craft Village will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Address: Ozark Folk Center Craft Village , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: (870) 269-3851 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ozarkfolkcenter@arkansas.com
Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com
Fee: Admission: $9 adults. $6 children 6-12.

October

27 - 28 Herb Harvest Festival - Herb enthusiasts will want to participate in our workshops, presented by experts on herbs and their many uses, from cooking to medicinal. Herb vendors will also be here for the two day event. Call to sign up for workshops.

Address: Ozark Folk Center State Park , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: (870) 269-3851 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ozarkfolkcenter@arkansas.com
Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com
Fee: Admission: One day: $45 before Sep. 22; $55 after Sep. 22. Two Days: $85 before Sep. 22; $90 after Sep. 22.

8 - 19 Harvest Festival - Join us in the Ozark Folk Center craft village as we celebrate the harvest of this
year's fields and forests. Special events during the two week celebration will include
storytelling, dutch oven cooking, angora goat shearing, corn shuck doll making, pumpkin carving, and much more! Cast your vote for the best decorated cottage in the village and join in with the live music.

Ph: (870) 269-3851 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ozarkfolkcenter@arkansas.com
Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com
Fee: Admission: $9 adults; $6 children 6-12

November

31 - 2 Annual Fall Bluegrass Festival - This annual event is held at the Ozark Folk Center and is sponsored by the Mountain View Bluegrass Association. Contact the Mountain View Bluegrass Association at www.mountainview-bluegrass.com for tickets and a complete list of performers.

Address: Ozark Folk Center Theater , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: (870) 269-3851 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ozarkfolkcenter@arkansas.com
Web: www.mountainview-bluegrass.com/

31 - 2 Ozark Holidays Handpicked Craft Show - Whether you are Christmas gift shopping or looking for that special, one-of-a-kind treat for yourself, you will find it here at the Ozark Folk Center. The Ozark Holidays Craft Show is an annual show that is held in conjunction with the Mountain View Fall Bluegrass Festival.

Ph: (870) 269-3851 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ozarkfolkcenter@arkansas.com
Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com
Fee: Regular craft village admission applies.

21 Thanksgiving Day Buffet and Gospel Concert - Thanksgiving Buffet at the Skillet Restaurant. Special holiday music concerts and craft demonstrations Thursday through Saturday. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. No reservations required. The Craft Village will be open all day. At 7 p.m. evening gospel concert, regular admission applies.

Address: Ozark Folk Center State Park , Mountain View, Arkansas
Ph: (870) 269-3851 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ozarkfolkcenter@arkansas.com
Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com
Fee: Regular admission applies

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Sylamore Creek Trail

Located in the Ozark National Forest, this 14-mile trail is named for the scenic, free-flowing stream it follows past waterfalls, natural springs, limestone bluffs, lush forests; passes three different campgrounds.

Mountain View, AR Trails

Ozark National Forest, Sylamore District

Food Service/Picnic Area Available Directions: The forest is located 100 miles north of Little Rock. It's primarily on Highways 14 and 5, 7 miles north of Mountain View. Blanchard Springs Caverns, within the forest, is located on Highway 14, 15 miles northwest of Mountain View. Some 130,000

Mountain View, AR National Forests

Blanchard Springs Caverns & Recreation Area

Food Service/Picnic Area Available Guided walking tours through an active cavern system, featuring sparkling calcite formations, stalactites, stalagmites and columns. Two different trails for viewing. Recreation area features crystal clear streams, large flowing spring (12,000 gallons per minute)

Mountain View, AR Recreation Areas

Brickshy's Backstreet Theater

Country variety shows with family comedy each Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Mountain View, AR Theatres

Ozark Folk Center State Park

Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa Food Service/Picnic Area Available # of Units/Rooms: 60 Non-Smoking Rooms Available Restaurant on site/nearby Recreation Seating Capacity: 200 Non-Smoking Area Available Type of Service: Banquet, Buffet, Menu

Mountain View, AR State Parks

Things to do near Mountain View, AR

Top O' the Ozarks Tower

Directions: 2 miles west of Bull Shoals Dam on Hwy 178. View over a million acres after riding the smooth, quiet elevator to ...

Rosalie Tour Home & Gardens

Tour guides dressed in Victorian-style costumes provide historical commentary; call Michelle MdConald at the Rosalie to sched...

Bear Creek Springs Trout Farm

No license required and no limit; bait and tackle furnished; your catch can be cleaned and packed on ice. ...

Marine Corps Legacy Museum

Located on the town square; open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The museum is normally closed on Sund...