Take the family to Lake of the Ozarks State Park for a celebration of Ozark culture May 5.

Take the family to Lake fo the Ozarks State Park for a celebration of Ozark culture May 5.

This event is being held in conjunction with the park’s annual open house.

Attend the event to hear "Ozark folktales" with Storyteller Larry Brown. Bring your family and friends to the historic homestead cabin by the horse stables to hear Ozark folklore and learn about the park’s development in the 1930s. Ozark Homestead Riding Stables, Show-Me –Trail, will be open and offering special rates for trail rides. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

This event coincides with Lake of the Ozarks State Park’s annual open house. Park management will be available to discuss operations, discuss projects, answer questions and receive input from Missourians regarding the park. Input from the public is important to the department. These informational meetings, which are being held in all state parks and historic sites, help create a two-way communication. The meetings give park staff the opportunity to let people know the current status and future plans for the park or site, and they offer visitors the opportunity to provide comments about the facilities. For more information about the event, call the park office at 573-348-2694.

For stables information, call 573-348-2851.

The event will be 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 5 at 403 Hwy. 134, Kaiser. Call| (573) 348-2694 for more information.