Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show   - Nov 13, 2015 to Nov 15, 2015

Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show Beavers Bend State Park
Forest Heritage Center Museum
Broken Bow, OK 74728

Phone: 580-494-6497   580-494-6493
Fax: 580-494-6689
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The Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show features turn-of-the-century crafts and demonstrations, folk music, a barnyard petting zoo and more.  Exhibitors and nearly 70 vendors will feature crafts and skills such as candlemaking, woodturning, the making of lye soap, knife making, quilting, broom making, paper making and blacksmithing.  There are children's activities and a smorgasbord of food.  Folk ensembles set the mood with the twang of banjos, the wail of fiddles and the ring of dulcimer strings.

Visitors to the Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show are invited to participate in hands-on opportunities to learn the art of vintage craft-making and mountain music, all amidst spectacular fall foliage.  This folk festival will feature herbalists sharing their knowledge, instrument makers exhibiting their work and quilters showing their best.   Bring the kids to the courtyard of the Forest Heritage Center during the Beavers Bend Folk Festival and enjoy a wealth of activities designed specifically for them.   Activities in the past have included live storytelling, a petting zoo with plenty of furry, kid-friendly creatures, and puppet shows with handmade paper puppets.

The Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show features turn-of-the-century crafts and demonstrations, folk music, a barnyard petting zoo and more.  Exhibitors and nearly 70 vendors will feature crafts and skills such as candlemaking, woodturning, the making of lye soap, knife making, quilting, broom making, paper making and blacksmithing.  There are children's activities and a smorgasbord of food.  Folk ensembles set the mood with the twang of banjos, the wail of fiddles and the ring of dulcimer strings.

Visitors to the Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show are invited to participate in hands-on opportunities to learn the art of vintage craft-making and mountain music, all amidst spectacular fall foliage.  This folk festival will feature herbalists sharing their knowledge, instrument makers exhibiting their work and quilters showing their best.   Bring the kids to the courtyard of the Forest Heritage Center during the Beavers Bend Folk Festival and enjoy a wealth of activities designed specifically for them.   Activities in the past have included live storytelling, a petting zoo with plenty of furry, kid-friendly creatures, and puppet shows with handmade paper puppets.

Come to this festival and spend a pitch-perfect autumn afternoon listening to some of the country's best folk musicians performing for visitors on the festival's outdoor stage throughout the three-day event.  Visit the festival's food vendors for tasty treats including pork kabobs, patty melts, chicken tacos, smoked turkey legs and wrap sandwiches.  Tried-and-true festival favorites such as kettle corn, corn dogs and funnel cakes will make a return to the festival to the delight of visitors.  Make sure to wash it all down with fresh apple cider or a glass of sarsaparilla.

Attendance to the Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show is free, and so is the parking.  Shuttle buses will be on-hand to transport festival-goers to and from the parking area to the festival grounds.  Come and enjoy the wide variety of old-fashioned activities at this annual event, or simply make your way to Beavers Bend for the breathtaking fall foliage during the festival.  Guests to Beavers Bend State Park will also enjoy scheduled activities such as nature center programs, hayrides and train rides.  If you're looking for a way to spend a crisp, autumn afternoon, you can't go wrong with a trip to the Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking, Group Rates Available

  • Projected Attendance: 16,000

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Sunday

10:00 am

4:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am

5:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am

5:00 pm

Located 7 miles north of Broken Bow on Hwy 259, 4 miles east on Hwy 259A in Beavers Bend State Park.

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From TravelOK.com Staff on 11/02/14

Jamie, the dates are located just to the right of the event name at the top of this page. The 2014 dates are November 14-16. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Jamie on 11/02/14

What weekend does this go on?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 10/30/14

Lisa, thanks for your question! There is a special area for handicapped parking, and the indoor area is wheelchair accessible inside and all around. There are certain crafts that take place outside, and there are grassy areas where you will be able to view them. The only difficult part may be pushing the wheelchair from the designated parking area up a small, paved hill. For more information, please call the Forest Heritage Center at 580-494-6497. Enjoy your trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Lisa El-Hossari on 10/29/14

I would like to know about handicapped parking and the surface conditions of the road or sidewalk area that the craft vendors setup on. I will be traveling with a woman in a push wheelchair. Gravel is impossible to push through. Before we book accommodations, I need to know this info. Thanks!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 10/17/14

Karen, the 2014 date for this festival is November 14-16. For more information, please click the orange website button at the top of this page. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Karen Lee on 10/17/14

Would love to go to the Beavers Bend Festival and seeing it is Friday, Sat, and Sun. Could you please send info. and everything that will be offered and also the DATE..Thanks for your help


From Barry on 08/05/14

*throws applesauce* I want to go now!!!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 11/05/13

Sarah, they should be open from 9am-5pm on Friday. You can double check this information with the event coordinator at 580-494-6497. Have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Sarah Feuerborn on 11/05/13

Are all of the attractions open on friday? We are thinking of driving down from Lexington ok, and want to know if it would be worth the drive.


From janice on 10/19/13

Any room for a kettle corn vendor ? Thank you so much.


From Linda Lou Alexander on 07/07/13

Awsome show. Lots to do and see, Quality hand crafts, music and demonstrations.


 
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