This festival includes two days of old-time music on two stages, featuring regional and nationally-known artists.
In addition to the main stage, The 2nd Stage features new groups in the area who want to perform old-time music in a new style while maintaining the integrity of the music. Organizers hope the new venue will create a bridge between the generations of musical performers which will allow old-time music to grow and thrive in new ways.
More than thirty traditional crafts artists, and one hundred vendors join in celebrating the cultural heritage of the Ozark Highlands the third week-end each June.
An annual favorite is the “What’s Cookin’” stage, featuring old-time dishes along with stories about how and why they were prepared. Guest chefs demonstrate recipes handed down through generations, including the internationally-known squirrel pot pie.
Additional events include a mule-jump competition, Bob Holt Jig Dance contest, Dutch-oven cooking contest, Fox Trotter demonstration, turkey-calling competition, Quilt Show, Fiddlers’ Frolic, traditional square dancing, workshops of all kinds, a living-history village, and old-time activities for children.