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Mountain View

Folk Music Capital of the World!

Yes, Mountain View is a Very Special Place!

Some say the third time you visit you bring your furniture. Others say it’s like Six Flags over Mayberry. It’s even been said it’s like Field of Dreams but with banjos. Most likely it’s all of the above.

If you’re looking for an awesome getaway from the hustle and bustle of big city life or just a place to catch a beautiful Rainbow Trout, experience a world class mountain biking trail, hike through the Blanchard and Leatherwood National Forests or enjoy one of the most beautiful cavern systems in the world, Mountain View should certainly be at the top of your list.

You may just want to sit around the Town Square and listen to all sorts of acoustic music including Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel and maybe even an occasional Eagles or Marshall Tucker tune, once again Mountain View is just the place for you!

We also have many great stores and specialty shops along with several great restaurants to keep you busy as well. Go ahead and make your plans early because our awesome lodging facilities can get scarce on festival weekends!

Check Out Our Awesome Attractions!

Mountain View BLuegrass Festival
Mar 7 – 9 & Nov 7 – 9

As usual, the Mountain View Bluegrass Festival is just around the corner because we have one in March and One in November! Spring or Fall, they’re always loaded with first rate acts that are sure to keep you entertained. We will keep you informed if any new information becomes available so check back often!

4th of July on the Square
4th of July

The City of Mountain View along with the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce will have live music, a parade, and of course, fireworks galore during their big Fourth of July Celebration in downtown Mountain View, Arkansas! 

The holiday weekend kicks off on TBA evening, July TBA, with live music beginning at 7 p.m. on the Stone County Courthouse Stage.   

On TBA, July TBA, bring the family to the annual Red White and Blue Parade on Main Street at 10 a.m. Lots of local musicians will be onhand at the Picking Park throughout the day. The TBA band will be on the Courthouse Stage at 7 p.m., followed by the fireworks display, which will now be held at the Stone County Recreational Complex, at dark.

TBA night, July 4, features another great TBA band, TBA, on the Courthouse Stage beginning at 7 p.m.

Come spend your Fourth of July weekend in beautiful Mountain View, Arkansas!

Arkansas Folk Festival
Apr 19 – 20, 2023

Come join us for the 60th Annual Arkansas Folk Festival! Shop with our merchant vendors, the Artisan Market, and our wonderful food vendors!

Bring your instrument or your lawn chair because there will be music a plenty all around the Historic Courthouse Square. There’s also a Home Town Parade on Main Street Saturday morning at 10am. See you there!

Mountains Music & Motorcycles
Mountains Music Motorcycles
Aug 16th – 18th, 2023

Mountains, Music & Motorcycles is a one of a kind event with Great vendors, biker games, a poker run, a bike & car showgreat food, great music, & great fun for all the family! Bring your bikes and come see us!

There will be thousands of rare and interesting motorcycles for viewing and even a contest for the coolest bikes. Prizes, games, awesome music shows and food for the whole family!

BeanFest & Outhouse Races
Oct 25 – 26, 2023

Now in it’s 40th year, the festival has proven itself to be one of the most exciting and outrageous around, drawing thousands to our small Ozarks town for awesome music, a pinto beans cook off, and the spectacle created by the original and wacky outhouse racers. Live music on the courthouse square offers a mix of folk, bluegrass, rock, cajun and gospel styles, a tradition that has distinguished Mountain View for decades.

Scheduled music performances take place on the courthouse stage on Friday from noon until 6 p.m.  Music will resume on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Impromptu groups will appear at all hours on the court square and adjacent lots.

Mountain View Iris Festival
Mountain View Iris Festival
May 3-4, 2023

The Mountain View Iris Festival, an Arkansas non-profit 501(c)3 serves our state and communities by preserving and cultivating tall bearded iris varieties.  In May 2018, Mountain View was in full bloom, and we hosted our first iris festival.  Volunteers work year-round in city parks and community gardens.

What Visitors Are Saying…

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Mountain View is one of our favorite vacation spots. There’s something for everyone. It’s like going back to the less stressful and safer days of my youth. I love being able to let the kiddos get out of sight without the since of dread as in larger cities. The music on the square is unlike anything you can imagine. I think it’s about time to plan another trip to Ozarks!
The Sherman Family
Huntsville, Alabama
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We love coming to Mountain View in our RV. They have many nice RV Parks and the other RV’rs are always just so nice. My husband enjoys the picking on the square but nothing makes me happier than checking out the many flea markets and specialty shops. Mountain View is truly one of a kind…
Bill & Sophie Riley
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I am a fisherman and nature lover. Nothing beats renting a cabin by the White River where Trout fishing is second to none! It’s a beautiful river with the most incredible scenery. It’s one of my favorite spots on earth. After a long day on the river I love to go to one of the great catfish places before heading downtown to enjoy an evening of live acoustic music. Nothing else like it!
Greg Smith
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I’m a single mom and work way to much! My two kids beg me to go to Mountain View. They love swimming in the creek and hanging out down town to grab an ice cream cone and play in the park while I listen to music. Mostly, I think they just love spending uninterrupted time with mom for a change. Mountain View makes that easy and safe!
Leslie Martin