Out of the coop into The Roost! The Roost Stage is where you can discover up and coming regional and nationwide acts, attend incredible and once in a lifetime musician workshops, spend time with the family, and enjoy the multiple workshops and kids activities. The Roost will kick off the Wednesday Night Pre-Party and is sure to be one of your favorite hang outs all weekend long!
Don't let the name fool you: these family friendly festivities are fun for all ages! All activities take place at The Roost; please check your festival program for days and times. Most are free of charge; Hoop Construction and Tye Dye have a small materials fee.
Daily Children's Activities
Kidz Kamp with Vibe Tribe - arts, crafts, games and more! 10am-2pm
Children's Songwriting with Shannon Wurst
Kid Safe Poi Spinning
Kid's Belly Dancing
Hoopin BillBilly's Hoop Construction
Crazy Fingers Tye-Dye for kids
Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Festival is hosting the Second Annual Fiddlin’ and Pickin’ Contest! Don't miss your chance to compete in one of the four competitions held within The Roost: Mandolin, Fiddle, Flatpicking, and Banjo. Submissions are available in advance and will also be accepted up to 15 minutes before the competition begins; click here for full rules and information. Even if you aren't a Fiddler or Picker be sure and stop by The Roost to check out all the talent!
Please note that competitions will be held within the Harvest Festival grounds for Harvest ticket holders only.
Catch some of your favorite artists in an intimate workshop setting at The Roost!
Friday, October 12
1:00 - 1:45 pm
Cornmeal - "A Tribute to Fathers of Bluegrass: Performing songs of Bill Monroe, Flat and Scruggs, Ralph Stanley and more"
Saturday October 13
12:00 - 12:45 pm
Jeff Austin - "Creating Something out of Nothing: Experiments in Improvisation"
1:00 - 1:45 pm
Ben Kaufmann - "Nearly All of It's True! Storytelling with Ben Kaufmann"
Harvest Music Festival and Conscious Alliance are happy to announce they will be hosting an ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drive at this year’s event! All patrons who donate ten (10) non-perishable food items will receive a FREE Harvest Music Festival poster!
Food donations will be collected at the Conscious Alliance ‘Art That Feeds’ Gallery, which will be depicted on the Harvest Festival guide and map. All food donations will benefit the River Valley Regional Food Bank in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Conscious Alliance always encourages food donations to be low-sodium and health oriented products. ORGANIC food donations are especially encouraged. RAMEN NOODLES will NOT be accepted for the free poster.
Thank you for your continued support in feeding the hungry everywhere the music plays!
Harvest is more than just a music festival, it's a vacation destination. From official Harvest Merchandise & Posters to dozens and dozens of Arts & Crafts Vendors, we guarantee a unique shopping experience to fit anyone's styles, tastes and pocket book.
Mulberry Mountain's 9 hole, par 27 Spirit Lake Course features water hazards, trees, and a variety of technical shots and puts sure to challenge even the most advanced player.
Take an amazing adventure through the Ozark National Forest with hundreds of miles of hiking trails to explore. The Ozark Highlands Trail, rated one of the most scenic hiking trails in the country, is easily accessed from Mulberry Mountain. Enjoy an afternoon trip to the waterfalls on mountain creek or take a hike along the Mulberry River for great views of the Ozark Mountains. No matter where you tread you are sure to see some of the most amazing sites the forest has to offer.
You’ll find some great fishing opportunities at Mulberry Mountain. Fish one of our four stocked mini-lakes or enjoy private access to ½ mile of the Mulberry River. Note: An Arkansas fishing license is required to fish on these lakes. In late spring and early summer, the river is an excellent choice when angling for smallmouth, largemouth, and spotted bass or green and longear sunfish. The potholes can be fished during drier months, but getting to them may require hiking along a slippery streambed. The mini-lakes at Mulberry Mountain are kept stocked with a variety of fish.
Outfitting the Mulberry River for 30 years, Turner Bend is located just four miles south of Mulberry Mountain and offers canoe, kayak and raft rentals on the river. The Mulberry River can be an easy Class I river or can be challenging whitewater depending on recent rainfall. Reservations are recommended; visit www.turnerbend.com or call (479) 667-3641 for more information. Wakarusa does not provide shuttles to Turner Bend.