Oma and Noma Heritage Festival on May 18 on the Bagnell Dam Blvd. Strip in Lake Ozark. This family-fun celebration commemorates Oma and Noma Degraffenreid, two ladies who were the first to travel across Bagnell Dam in 1931.
Visit the old-time festival and you’ll be treated to a cornucopia of arts and crafts, vintage automobiles, Ozark storytellers, Bagnell Dam tours, a dog show, pageants and live blues, bluegrass and Ozark folk music.
You can also enter one of the festival’s many zany contests such as peanut-spitting, bubble-gum bubble blowing and pie-eating. Or if you’re really industrious, make your own racing outhouse for the famous Great Ozark Outhouse Race.
To find out about all things Oma and Noma, please call 573-365-7132 or visit OmaNomaHeritageFestival.com.
From: Lake Expo
The 2012 Oma Noma Heritage Festival on the Bagnell Dam Strip will feature music of the Farnum Family from Galena, Mo. They will perform Saturday, May 19, at 11am on Luby’s Stage, 1359 Bagnell Dam Blvd, in Lake Ozark.
The family consists of six children with dad and mom all performing American and European-originated folk music from the early 1800s thru mid-1900s and beyond. With influence gleaned from bluegrass, folk, gospel, Irish, old-time standards, and cowboy & western, their diverse blend of music is styled in an acoustic string-band fashion – with 5-string banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and upright bass, supported by piano, penny whistle and occasional Bodhran, washboard and harmonica. Their homespun and entertaining presentations are suitable for all age levels.
Schedule of Events:
11:00 AM Little Mr. and Miss ONHF pageant
12:00 Parade and/or Outhouse Race
1:00 PM Pet Show
2:00 PM Ozark Mountain Cloggers
3:00 PM Music of the 30′s and 40′s
4:00 PM Music of the 50′s
5:00 PM Pie Eating contest
6:00 PM Music of the 60′s and 70′s
Historical displays for each decade at various merchant locations.
Old Fashioned games at Luby’s Plaza