PO Box 488, Gainesville, MO 65655

Hootin an Hollarin Festival--September 16-20, 2020

Hootin an Hollarin Festival--September 16-20, 2020

Hootin an Hollarin Festival--September 16-20, 2020Hootin an Hollarin Festival--September 16-20, 2020

Ozark county's 60th Annual Hootin an Hollarin festival



Parades, bed races, outhouse races, horseshoe pitching, calling contests, queen pageant, children's pageants, terrapin races, pet show, quilt show, gun and archery shoot, pie contest, and musical entertainment all day and night.

Craft, Food, Game, and Demonstration Booths


  • Shop for hand-made crafts.
  • Play games--fun for all ages.
  • Enjoy a variety of festival food and drink options.
  • Watch skilled artisans as they demonstrate crafts.

Square Dancing


Square dance to old-time live fiddle music every night from 9:00 to midnight. Young and old alike enjoy square dancing.

About Us

The 2020 Hootin an Hollarin Festival Guide--Available in September

Available for free at the Information Booth beside the stage. Published by the Ozark County Times and full of stories and pictures.


Hootin an Hollarin: A Story of the Ozarks

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“Hootin an Hollarin: A Story of the Ozarks” is a professionally produced hour-long documentary that celebrates the REAL Ozarks.  This film shows way of life in the Ozarks as demonstrated every September in Gainesville, Missouri.  Hootin an Hollarin is a hand-clapping, toe-tapping good time with native crafts, dancing and music. “Hootin an Hollarin: A story of the Ozarks” reflects this action-packed festival and how an important way of life is being preserved in the beautiful Ozarks Mountains. As seen on many Midwestern PBS television stations, take the REAL Ozarks home and get your DVD today!!

DVD Price: $22.00 (Includes shipping)


Hootin an Hollarin Music

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Music is an important part of Hootin an Hollarin and a “Best of Hootin an Hollarin” music CD is available now.  It features musicians and entertainers that have appeared on the Hootin an Hollarin stage—from the festival’s beginnings to current performers. Music from the Ozarks Hills is infectious and if you can’t get enough of that special music, get your copy of the “Best of Hootin an Hollarin”!! 

Music CD:  $12.00 (Includes shipping)