2014 Festival Chief Joe Auffert

The Old-Time Music, Ozarks Heritage Festival in downtown West Plains, Mo., will celebrate  Saturday, June 5, 2021. The  annual event in downtown West Plains, Mo., celebrates Ozarks music and culture. Festival hours are 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Admission to all festival events is free.


Organizers come from many different areas of the community, volunteering their time to assure a successful event, and the festival committee spends many hours over the year preparing for it.  Volunteers are needed for the information booth (2-hour shifts); helping with set-up on Friday evening and Saturday morning; maintaining the entrance gate for artists on the north side of the Civic Center; as shuttle drivers around the grounds (4 hour shifts, must be 21 or older); and helping with simple surveys.


Those interested in helping in any way should contact volunteer coordinator Sabrina Lewis sabrinalewis1022@hotmail.com or phone 417-274-8060 or the West Plains Council on the Arts at info@westplainsarts.org


Volunteers from previous years are encouraged to call or e-mail to confirm they will be participating again this year, organizers said. Volunteer sign-up forms are also available on the festival website, and information is available at: http://www.oldtimemusic.org/?page_id=1222

The Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival is the signature event for West Plains.  The festival seeks to celebrate, preserve, pass on and nurture an appreciation of the old-time music and folk life traditions distinctive to the Ozark Highlands.

Volunteer sign-up form available here.