Ozark Heritage Week

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The heritage of the Ozarks is closely tied to the hard work of early settlers who found ways to get by with often limited resources in the south-central Missouri region. The work was and is balanced by the simple pleasures to be found in enjoyment of the rugged natural beauty of area surroundings, the creativity which spills out in artisanship, and the traditional music which has filled the hills and hollers through the years.

In West Plains, during the first week of June, there are multiple opportunities to celebrate the culture and heritage of our area with a string of festivities and events offering something for everyone! Spend a few days, and enjoy it all.

See individual links for more information, but here is a brief list of Heritage Week opportunities:
Heart of the Ozarks Fair, June 3-8
Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Association (HOBA) 41st Annual Spring Bluegrass Festival, June 6-8
– Harlin Museum, Ozark Heritage Exhibit, featuring the L.L. Broadfoot Collection, June 6-8
Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival, June 7-8
Ozarks Heritage Research Center on the campus of Missouri State University-West Plains


various locations
West Plains, MO 65775

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Historic District
Suitable For These Age Groups
Family Friendly