Ozark Folkways is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, development, instruction, and celebration of regional arts and crafts.

Hours of Operation

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm • Sunday: 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm (Closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)

How to Reach Us

Address:  22733 N Highway 71, Winslow, Arkansas • Phone: 479-634-3791 • Email: info@ozarkfolkways.org
Click here for an interactive map to Ozark Folkways

Skylark with Dave & Amy

Saturday, February 16, 6:30pm

Enjoy an evening of song with the sweet harmonies of Skylark (Joanie and Mim from Sugar on the Floor) and Dave & Amy Leisure.

Admission is free, but a $10 donation supports the musicians and the mission of Ozark Folkways to preserve, develop, instruct, and celebrate the arts, crafts, and music of our region.

For more information contact us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

Ashtyn Barbaree in Concert

Saturday, March 2, 6:30 pm

Ashtyn is an internationally touring young indie-Americana singer/songwriter from Fayetteville. She has a smoky, silky voice often accompanied by a tenor 8-string ukulele.

Admission is free, but a donation of $10 supports Ashtyn and the mission of Ozark Folkways.

 

 

Hands-On Mushroom Growing

We’re sorry, but this event has SOLD OUT! If you would like to add your name to a waiting list, just email us and we will let you know if a seat opens up. Thank you!

Saturday, March 16, 10am-Noon

Presented by John Collier

It’s fun and easy to cultivate edible mushrooms using logs and stumps in the moist shade of your own property! In this hands-on workshop with Winslow resident and mushroom aficionado John Collier, you will not only learn how to cultivate the mushrooms, but you’ll actually do it!

Each participant will receive an oak log to work with and we’ll go through the whole process of drilling, plugging, and waxing. You will have enough plugs to do your in-class log, along with extra plugs and wax to take home with you. (We’ll use shiitake plugs in this workshop, as they are particularly easy to grow.) We’ll also learn about other mushroom varieties you can grow and participants will receive information on where to buy plug spawn and supplies.

Cost is $30 and includes all instruction and materials, enough to get you started on your own home grown delicious mushroom adventure. Class size limited to 20. Tickets are non-refundable. (In the event that you are unable to use your ticket we will make every effort to resell your ticket and refund your money, but if we can’t find someone to purchase the seat, there will be no refund.)

For more information contact us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

Utsav! Indian Festival Food

An Evening with Anjana Mukhopadhyaya
Saturday, April 6, 5-8pm

Join us in the Community Kitchen for a delicious evening with Kolkata (“Calcutta”) native Chef Anjana Mukhopadhyaya. Just in time for the Bengali New Year, Chef Anjana will guide us in the preparation of such authentic Indian specialties as Aloo Puri with Potato Curry, Basanti Pulav (a fragrant basmati rice dish with whole spices, cashews and golden raisins), Chickpea Curry from the state of Punjab, Railway Chicken Curry marinated in yogurt and aromatic spices, and Mishti Doi, a rich and decadent yogurt dessert.

Recipe booklets will be provided to each participant. This class is recommended for beginners, culinary pros and anyone with an appetite for good food and adventure!

Click here to reserve your seat in this workshop!

Cost is $50 and includes all instruction, materials, and recipes. Class size limited to 24. Tickets are non-refundable. (In the event that you are unable to use your ticket we will make every effort to resell your ticket and refund your money, but if we can’t find someone to purchase the seat, there will be no refund.)

For more information contact us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

ABCs of Arkansas Summer Mushrooms

We’re sorry, but this event has SOLD OUT! If you would like to add your name to a waiting list, just email us and we will let you know if a seat opens up. Thank you!

Sunday, June 23, 10 am – 7 pm

This new PowerPoint presentation and foraging fungi workshop will focus on techniques used to identify wild mushrooms. Our morning presentation will be followed by a lunch break (brown bag it or head over to Grandma’s Cafe for some down home Southern cooking), then an afternoon foray in the Ozark National Forest to observe and collect mushrooms/fungi in their natural habitat.

Then we’ll gather our finds, head back to Ozark Folkways for a hands-on identification workshop followed by one of our ever mushroom-centric tasting experiences!

Jay Justice is a retired epidemiologist who formerly worked at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. He is a co-founder and scientific advisor for the Arkansas Mycological Society (1982) and a scientific advisor to the Cumberland Mycological Society as well as a chief mycologist for the Missouri Mycological Society.

Tickets are $50 per person and include the evening tasting experience. The event will be limited to 30 participants. As anyone who has attended one of Jay’s workshops in the past knows, these informative and delicious events fill up quickly! Tickets are non-refundable. (In the event that you are unable to use your ticket we will make every effort to resell your ticket and refund your money, but if we can’t find someone to purchase the seat, there will be no refund.)

For more information, contact us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

Edible, Poisonous and Medicinal Mushrooms of Arkansas

Sunday, July 7, 10am-7pm

Presented by mycologist Jay Justice

Back by popular demand, this lecture and foraging workshop will focus on techniques used to identify which summer mushrooms are worth picking for culinary and medicinal purposes and those that are best to admire from a distance.

Our morning presentation will be followed by a lunch break (brown-bag it or head over to Grandma’s Cafe for some down-home Southern cooking) and an afternoon foray in the Ozark National Forest to observe and collect mushrooms in their natural habitat. Then we’ll gather our finds, head back to Ozark Folkways for a hands-on identification workshop followed by one of our ever popular soup to nuts mushroom-centric feasts!

Jay Justice is a retired epidemiologist who formerly worked at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. He is a cofounder and scientific advisor for the Arkansas Mycological Society (1982) and a scientific advisor to the Cumberland Mycological Society as well as a chief mycologist for the Missouri Mycological Society

Lodging is available across the street at SkyVue Lodge for those wishing to spend the weekend exploring the majestic Ozark National Forest!

Click here to reserve your seat in this workshop!

Cost is $50 per person and include the evening tasting experience. Class size limited to 30. Adults only please. Tickets are non-refundable. (In the event that you are unable to use your ticket we will make every effort to resell your ticket and refund your money, but if we can’t find someone to purchase the seat, there will be no refund.)

For more information contact us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

Music on the Meadow

Fourth Sunday of every month, 5-7pm

Presented by Winslow Squirrel Jam

Join Winslow Squirrel Jam for an evening of music in the front room at Ozark Folkways. Bring an instrument, a singing voice, or just be prepared to do a little toe-tapping and hand-clapping. The songs are all familiar favorites, and lyrics and chord symbols will be projected on the big screen; everybody is encouraged to join in!

Most of the jammers have only been playing their instruments for a couple of years or less, so this is not a group that is going to intimidate a beginner — at the same time, experienced players will find themselves in a welcoming environment where their ability is recognized and appreciated. There’s something for everybody.

If you like, bring a snack and a beverage; this is not a concert, but rather a gathering of friends and neighbors looking to enjoy an evening of music and good company.

Admission is free to the public, although we encourage you to drop a few bucks in the tip jar to help pay the bills. For more information, just give us a call at 479-634-3791 or email us at info@ozarkfolkways.org.

Knitting Circle

Second Sunday of every month, 1pm – 4pm

Bring your needles and yarn, or use some from Folkways and join the circle!

Practice your craft and socialize with your friends at the same time at Ozark Folkways.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is free, though donations to support the mission of Ozark Folkways are welcome.

Introducing: “OZFOLK Clay Makerspace”

clayOZFOLK Clay Makerspace, is a fully functional clay studio at Ozark Folkways. Our studio includes:

  • 3 electric wheels
  • large slab-roller
  • work area
  • community tools
  • slips & glazes
  • raku kiln
  • computerized kiln

We offer community studio space during business hours – and after hours by arrangement!

$30 per month (clay and firing for a nominal fee)

For more information call us at 479-634-3791 or email us at info@ozarkfolkways.org