The 63rd Original Ozark Folk Festival is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday Nov.4-6 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas--the country’s oldest continuously running folk festival. This year's festival includes the appearance of a folk icon, the return of a revered tradition, and the birth of a new one. One of the most respected musicians in folk, roots and Americana circles, singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson, headlines the featured show at the Auditorium in Eureka Springs Saturday Nov. 6. The Barefoot Ball, with live music by Big Smith, returns to the 1905 Basin Park Hotel by popular demand Frisay Nov. 5. Despite the event’s name, shoes are optional. And a talent show competition will kick off the festival Thursday Nov. 4 as part of a free show at the Auditorium. A staple of nearly every Ozark Folk Festival has been the craft show, celebrating the diverse skills of our many local craftspeople. This year the free Ozarks Crafts Show happens Nov. 5 and 6 from noon until 6 p.m. in Basin Spring Park, along with free live folk music. Most shows at this year’s festival are free. Scheduled to play are Rebecca Loebe, Raina Rose, Lyle Strickland, Kim Richardson, GBmojo, 3 Penny Acre, Susan Shore, and Michael Cockron. For ticket information and schedule updates, visit www.ozarkfolkfestival.com.