Entries by Folkmoot USA

Cherokee’s Beloved Man Receives Highest N.C. Honor By Cory Vaillancourt

Photo was taken by Holly Kays of the Smoky Mountain News. Cherokee native, Jerry Wolfe’s decades of self-sacrifice and hard work on behalf of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, has earned him the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s highest civilian honor. Held in conjunction with a Folkmoot performance at Cherokee Central High […]

Miss Cherokee To Participate In Several Folkmoot Events

“Siyo nigada, amoli galoqwedi dogwado nole talsgo shogwo yegwedetiyvda.” Amorie Gunter is a 21-year-old student pursuing her education online at Johnson & Wales. She currently works as an assistant teacher at Cherokee Elementary and hopes to one day become the Human Resource Manager for the tribe. She also is the 2016-2017 Miss Cherokee and will […]

Canton Performance & After Party

On Tuesday, July 25th, the Folkmoot Festival will make its way to Canton, NC. There will be a performance by four international groups and Stuart Brothers Band, representing southern Appalachian culture, at the Colonial Theatre, 53 Park St at 7:00 p.m. The Colonial Theater is a 2 ½ story colonial style, historic movie theater built […]

Many Cultures Day Will Feature A Stickball Demonstration By Kolanvyi

This year among the international group performances, dance lessons, crafts, and vendors, there will be a demonstration of Stickball at Many Cultures Day on Saturday, July 22nd in the green space adjacent to the Folkmoot Friendship Center.  Stickball, or Indian Ball,  is a traditional Cherokee sport and Kolanvyi (Big Cove), a group from Cherokee, will […]

Sara Queen Shares The Story Behind The Globe

Have you noticed the new addition to the front entrance of the Folkmoot Friendship Center? Last summer, Sara Queen and her dad, Joe Sam Queen, donated a large globe to be placed at the entrance of the building as a representation of the unity that Folkmoot helps to create. The new globe lights up the […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Don & Betty Perry

Among our excellent volunteers are Don and Betty Perry who have been volunteering for Folkmoot since 1990. They first became interested in volunteering at Folkmoot after hearing Betty’s son, David Thomason, tell about his experiences as a Folkmoot Guide while he was a student at Western Carolina University from 1985-1991.During this time, Betty was working […]

Say Hello To Our 2017 Performers

SAY HELLO! Folkmoot has eight international groups coming to the festival this year, and even though many of the performers can speak English, it is not the primary language for most of them. Our mission is to build lasting friendships on a global level and that begins with interaction! Take a look at common greetings […]

Folkmoot is Going To Centre Stage in Greenville, SC!

This year Folkmoot has partnered with Upstate International to have its first ever performance in Greenville, South Carolina. On Wednesday, July 26th at 7:00 p.m., four of the talented international groups will entertain guests at the Centre Stage Performing Arts Theater, 501 River Street. This theater has a unique, thrust stage, with only seven rows […]

Join Folkmoot For A Trip To Greece

Tasting.  Seeing.  Feeling.  Hearing.  Giving.  The first four experiences await you as you travel to Greece in December 2017 as part of this limited-offer trip sponsored by Folkmoot and coordinated by Wilcox World Travel & Tours.  The fourth experience – giving – is how your trip purchase supports the efforts of Folkmoot. Folkmoot is working with […]

Bonding With Beads

For the 2016 Folkmoot Festival, Lisa Wilnoty, Folkmoot Cherokee Coordinator, designed hand-beaded lanyards for staff and guides. Lisa wanted to create something for the guides and staff and thought these lanyards would be a great gift to symbolize the friendships and unity that Folkmoot brings. The beaded lanyards were such a hit within the Folkmoot community that […]

Sunday Soiree Will Feature Tuscola Band Students

The Sunday Soiree is a brand new Folkmoot Festival event sponsored by the Smoky Mountain News and scheduled for Sunday, July 23rd at 7:00 p.m. This event will be held in the green space adjacent to the Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Ave, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. Tickets are $10 […]