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67th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival

September 15th, 2014

Original Ozark Folk Festival logoAmerica’s longest, continuously running folk festival, the Original Ozark Folk Festival, is celebrating its 67th return, October 7 – 11, 2014.

The Original Ozark Folk Festival has been held every year since 1948 and, from the very start, has featured true Ozark locals playing traditional folk music,
often on homemade instruments. The Original Ozark Folk Festival is more than music, however. It is also craftsmen and artists selling genuine Ozark folk masterpieces that they’ve whittled, painted, and sewed.

The Original Ozark Folk Festival is also dancing! Square dancing, clogging, and the Barefoot Ball are all an important part of the festivities, not to mention the parade with Original Ozark Folk Festival royalty, free concerts in Basin Spring Park, a singer/songwriter contest, and lots more.

Held once again at Eureka Springs City Auditorium, this year’s Original Ozark Folk Festival headliners include The Ozark Mountain Daredevils with special guests Brewer & Shipley and Danny Cox in concert at The Auditorium on Saturday night. Thursday night’s Barefoot Ball features music from the Cindy Woolf Band featuring Mark Bilyeu of Big Smith – check out the schedule:

Tuesday, October 7
Queen’s Contestant Tea
Simply Scrumptious Tea Room

Wednesday, October 8
The 67th Annual Queen’s Contest Featuring The HedgeHoppers

Thursday, October 9
The Barefoot Ball

Friday, October 10
Free Folk Music at Basin Spring Park at Noon!

Saturday, October 11
Free Folk Music at Basin Spring Park at Noon!
Singer / Songwriter Contest
The Ozark Folk Festival Parade
Special Headliner Show at The Auditorium

So come on out to Eureka Springs and celebrate America’s longest continuously running annual folk festival!

67th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival

October 7th through the 11th, 2014
Eureka Springs, AR
www.ozarkfolkfestival.com
Tickets are available via squareup.com

Original Ozark Folk Festival Lodging
As of this writing, 5 Ojo Inn Bed & Breakfast still has some rooms available for the 2014 Original Ozark Folk Festival – but that’s not going to hold true for long. Don’t settle for less, get the best accommodations for your Eureka Springs getaway and reserve your room at 5 Ojo Inn Bed & Breakfast!

29th Annual Banjo Rally International

July 26th, 2014

Banjo Rally InternationalThe upcoming, 29th annual, Banjo Rally International, scheduled for August 27th through the 30th in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is a mainstay attraction for fans and players – both amateur and professional – of the classic instrument since 1975.

The 2014 Banjo Rally International is a celebration of the banjo and the genres it has both influenced and flourished in: traditional jazz, ragtime, swing, folk, bluegrass, show tunes, and more. Come to Banjo Rally International to enjoy scheduled performances on stage as well as impromptu jam sessions at all hours of the day and night around the convention center, outside venues, and downtown Eureka Springs.

Play a banjo? Bring it along, even if you’re only a beginner or part-time amateur player, and jump in on some of the after-show, impromptu jam sessions. What if you don’t own a banjo but have another acoustic instrument that fits in with the banjo style? Bring it along!

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Eureka Springs Bluegrass Weekend 2014

July 19th, 2014

Eureka Springs Bluegrass Weekend 2014The annual Eureka Springs Bluegrass Weekend is scheduled for August 14th through the 16th and promises good times and music for all!

The Eureka Springs Bluegrass Weekend is a city-wide event of down-home musical tradition featuring many free and ticketed shows around Eureka Springs. Featured acts this year include Melvin Goins and Friends and Karl Shiflett & Big Country along with other familiar names such as Retro & Smiley, Pam Setzer, The Clark Family, and Bill Nesbitt.

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The Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival 2014

June 28th, 2014

Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival 2014The Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival is a three day celebration of exciting and competitive mountain biking challenges – July 18th through the 20th, 2014.

A weekend filled with both competitive and non-competitive events, the 2014 Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival kicks off on Friday at 5pm with a Short Track Race taking place at Harmon Park.

Saturday picks up the pace with a number of challenging events including the Progressive Bike Ramp Down Hill, a one-way, downhill course of loose gravel and hard pack clay that includes doubles, table tops, step ups and downs, rock drops, ledge drops, rock gardens, and numerous berms. The Progressive Trail Design Super D is also on Saturday with a course designed as a mix between a downhill and a cross-country race including a 50′ climb, rock drops, sink holes, berms, ledges, loose rocks, and other challenges – a course of serious speed and danger.

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Bask in the Glow of Eureka Shines Grand Illumination 2014

June 20th, 2014

Eureka Shines Grand IlluminationEureka Shines Grand Illumination is a two-week long event that sees the Victorian village of Eureka Springs transformed by thousands of glowing oriental silk and paper lanterns.

In its fourth year, Eureka Shines Grand Illumination 2014 begins Monday, June 30th. Come and see the ornate, historic architecture of downtown Eureka Springs adorned with brightly decorated and oriental lanterns of many shapes and sizes.

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The Stage is Set for Opera in the Ozarks 2014

May 26th, 2014

Opera In The Ozarks 2014The 64th season of Opera in the Ozarks is scheduled for June 20th through July 18th of 2014 and 5 Ojo Inn Bed & Breakfast still has some rooms available – but we won’t for long!

Opera in the Ozarks is always a big event here in Eureka Springs and this year’s season will be no exception. With works by Mozart, Lapine and Sondheim, and Puccini in the schedule, you know you’re in for a real treat!

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Eureka Springs Blues Weekend 2014

May 19th, 2014

2014 Eureka Springs Blues WeekendThe 2014 Eureka Springs Blues Weekend is less than a month away and this year’s schedule is promising a to deliver a blues experience of epic proportions.

Father’s Day weekend in Eureka Springs will be alive with local, regional, national, and even international blues acts. The whole town gets into the act as shows spill out into venues all across Eureka Springs. While the headliners take over the historic Eureka Springs City Auditorium, with late shows in the Barefoot Ballroom perched on top of the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, other bands will be found in clubs all over town.

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Carving in the Ozarks 2014 Chainsaw Carving Festival

March 25th, 2014

Carving In the Ozarks 2014 - Chainsaw Carving FestivalThe buzzing roar of motors mingles with the odor of fuel and fresh cut wood as a parade of forms slowly emerge from rough hewn logs – it’s Carving in the Ozarks 2014!

Carving in the Ozarks 2014 is a premier, chainsaw carving event held every year in Eureka Springs, AR. Now in its tenth year, this two-day festival attracts chainsaw carving artisans and enthusiasts from around the US, ready to compete against and be treated to a number of amazing artists displaying their singular talents.

Watch as these talented masters of the chainsaw pull beautiful forms from otherwise average logs and stumps – and we’re not talking about just a bunch of bears and pseudo totem poles, either. You will be witnessing true artists at work at their craft and the masterpieces they create will amaze and delight you in ways you didn’t think chainsaw art could.

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27th Annual Ozark Mountain UFO Conference

March 13th, 2014

27th Annual Ozark Mountain UFO ConferenceThe 27th Annual Ozark Mountain UFO Conference in Eureka Springs, Arkansas is scheduled for April 11th through the 13th so now is a great time to get those tickets before they are sold out!

This year’s event is shaping up to something great with numerous guest speakers, a wide array of vendors, a chance to meet and eat dinner with the celebrities, and two film premieres.

Since 1987, the Ozark Mountain UFO Conference (originally the Ozark UFO Conference) has brought the latest discoveries, theories, evidence, and important speakers to seekers and believers who know: they’re out there.

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