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Ozark is located in Franklin County (of which it is the county seat) south of Fayetteville, between Fort Smith and Clarksville along US Hwy 64 and on the banks of the Arkansas River within the Ozark Mountains. Also situated just south of the Ozark National Forest and west of Lake Dardanelle.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 3,801, an increase of 430 since 1990.

Popular attractions in the Ozark area include: Arkansas Wine Country, Byrd's Adventure Center of the Ozarks, Mulberry River, Pig Trail Scenic Byway, Original Ozark Mural, Ozark Area Depot Museum, Ozark Bridge, Ozark Lake and the Ozark Mountain Meadows Horse Ranch, Inc.

Ozark is home to Arkansas Valley Technical Institute. The main staple for this communities economy is in the manufacturing industry.

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Arkansas Counties Franklin County |
Education Arkansas Valley Technical Institute | Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Spirit Mountain Lodge and Cabins |

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05/08 Coming to The area
Arkansas Literary Festival Little Rock AR April18-21 The tenth anniversary gathering with events on both sides of the river. Featuring well known authors Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.
Riverfest Little Rock AR May24-26 Riverfest is a celebration of visual and performing arts that is held annually over Memorial Day weekend on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock.
National Poultry Festival Rogers AR June14-15 In addition to a music concert, the weekend events includes a golf tournament, fishing tournament, skeet shoot, horseshoe tournament, ladies luncheon, motorcycle rally, kids’ activities, ice cream socials, a barbecue cooking contest, and a barbecue fair where delicious food can be sampled.
Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
National Championship Chuckwagon Races Clinton AR August31-September2 Chuckwagon Races, Snowy River Race, bronc fanning, music, concerts, camping, trail riding, western trade show, horse and mule clinics, seminars, and barn dances.
Arkansas Apple Festival Lincoln AR October4-6 The centerpiece of the festival is the unequalled variety of arts and crafts, featuring works of some of the most talented artisans in the Ozarks. One of the highlights of the Arkansas Apple Festival is the Apple Core Throwing Contest, a test of strength, accuracy, aerodynamics, and just plain luck.