The Edmond Sun

October 25, 2013

Beavers Bend hosts annual Folk Festival and Craft Show


Special to The Sun

BROKEN BOW — Beavers Bend State Park is the site of one of Oklahoma’s most popular fall festivals. The Folk Festival & Craft Show kicks off Nov. 8 and runs through Nov. 10 at the Oklahoma Forest Heritage Center. This is the 20th year for this popular free festival that draws more than 17,000 visitors to southeastern Oklahoma, just in time for the beautiful fall colors.

Featuring turn-of-the-century arts and crafts, more than 70 exhibitors will be demonstrating candle making, woodturning, lye soap making, knife making, quilting and more. Herbalists will share their knowledge, instrument makers will exhibit their work and quilters will show their best.

Storytellers spin their yarns while a petting zoo offers up-close and personal encounters with furry critters. The children’s activity area will offer kids the opportunity to create a puppet show with their own handmade paper puppets.

The twang of banjos, the wail of fiddles and the ring of dulcimer strings accompany all this. Festival hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit www.forestry.ok.gov/folk-festival.