Welcome to the home page of the signature event for West Plains, Missouri – The Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival.
What a great event we had in 2014! Thanks to everyone who contributed to our success, and we’re looking forward to 2015!
Next year’s dates – June 19 and 20, 2015
Here are some highlights of our 2013 Festival. Be sure to check out the full gallery at the Photo Gallery 2013 page, and look for 2014 photos to be published very soon.
Come celebrate Old Time music and the distinctive culture of the Ozarks Highlands. Held the third week-end in June each year in West Plains, Missouri. Festival site reaches from Historic Court Square down East Main to the West Plains Civic Center grounds.
Three ideas are central to the festival:
Acknowledgement of the many able local performers
The need to save these expressive traditions
Maintaining a focus of authenticity
Old-Time Music will be performed for two full days, from our main stage, featuring outstanding local and regional artists representing the musical traditions of the Ozarks.
The 2nd Stage will feature up-and-coming artists in the area who will put their spin on the old-time music that serves as the basis of this annual event in downtown West Plains, Mo.
The 2nd Stage on Court Square is designed to bridge the gap between the generations of musicians in an effort to keep the traditional music of the area alive and well through the interpretations of the new performers.
Click the links below for specific event information.
- Main Stage
- 2nd Stage
- Cooking Stage
- Fiddlers’ Frolic
- Living History/Rendezvous
- Mule Jump
- Jig Dance Competition
- Square Dancing
- Children’s Activities
- Dutch Oven Cook-Off
- Melodrama at the Avenue Theatre
- Turkey Calling Competition
The Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival would not be possible without the support of our community. Our Festival Partners are listed below. Here’s the link to our Sponsor page.