The country’s longest continuously running Folk Festival returns for its 69th year! It will include the Barefoot Bash, Singer/Songwriter Contest, free music, and a show featuring Irish-American folk rock band, The Elders.
The festival kicks off with a free performance on Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m. at The Auditorium located at 36 S. Main St. Still on the Hill presents their Still a River concert, with story-songs about the people and history of the Buffalo River, our nation’s first historic national river.
Free music in the park starts at 2 p.m.on Friday with HuDost, followed by Down Hill Strugglers at 3 p.m. and Connie Dover and Kelly Werts at 4 p.m. Then at 7 p.m. kick up your heels at the Barefoot Basin Bash with music from surprise guests–one of Eureka’s favorite Rockabilly bands.
On Saturday in Basin Park at 12 p.m., five finalists will compete in the Singer/Songwriter Contest, performing 15-minute compositions for our judges. More free music follows with another performance by HuDost at 3 p.m. and the Down Hill Strugglers at 4 p.m.
The headline show takes place on Saturday night at The Auditorium with The Elders – founded in 1998 by six individuals with a passion for music rooted in Americana and Celtic folk rock. Their ability to bring together the art of storytelling with elements both musically progressive and rooted in tradition, has won them anninternational fan base. The Vogt Sisters, last year’s Singer/Songwriter contest winners, will open up the show at 7 p.m. For Tickets
The War Eagle Craft Fair is not as old as the Folk Festival – it’s only been around for 62 years! Featuring more than 250 booths of handcrafted products displayed by their creators, the Fair takes place along the banks of the War Eagle River. It is sponsored by the non-profit Ozark Arts & Crafts Fair Association.
These two events combined with a beautiful Fall setting of changing leaves makes the perfect weekend get away. And there’s no better place to stay than the Tall Pines Inn – which has been around as long as the Folk Festival! So choose your accommodation and join us!