Entries by Folkmoot USA

Blue Ridge Big Band to Perform at Folkmoot

For a toe-tapping good time, join Folkmoot and the Blue Ridge Big Band on Sunday, December 10 at 3PM, for a holiday celebration featuring 17-piece Big Band performing jazzy Christmas tunes. Held in the Queen Auditorium at the Folkmoot Center, attendees are encouraged to bring the whole family for holiday music.   The Blue Ridge […]

November Volunteer Spotlight

This month’s volunteer spotlight shines on Stephanie and Chase White, who reside in Raleigh, NC. This past summer, the Whites generously volunteered their time during both weekends of the festival. Their dedication to driving eight hours from Raleigh over two weekends is a testament to their enthusiastic commitment to Folkmoot’s mission of supporting cultural understanding. […]

November Newsletter

Western Carolina University is wrapping up its International Education Week at Folkmoot Friendship Center with a Middle Eastern Friendship Dinner and a short film, Bon Voyage, followed by a panel discussion with US residents from Syria and Yemen.  This cultural event will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dinner begins […]

Middle Eastern Friendship Dinner

Western Carolina University is wrapping up its International Education Week at Folkmoot Friendship Center with a Middle Eastern Friendship Dinner and a short film, Bon Voyage, followed by a panel discussion with US residents from Syria and Yemen.  This cultural event will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. […]

October Volunteer Spotlight

This month’s volunteer spotlight shines on Folkmoot’s “Going the Extra Mile” award recipients, John and Sandra Bell. The Bells moved to Waynesville in 2016 and became acquainted with Folkmoot at festival’s International Festival Day and the Candlelight Closing.   The Bell’s interest in Folkmoot was in part based on their professional careers. The couple lived […]

Retirement is just a phase by Samantha Ray

  This blog is about Doug Garrett who worked and volunteered with Folkmoot for almost 30 years and retired at the end of 2016. I have known him for about eight years and have seen him manage a lot of important details of the festival and develop relationships with a broad range of our community. […]

September Newsletter

Scottish Friendship Dinner The connection between Scotland and North Carolina dates back to the 17th century, when immigrants settled in the smoky mountains, far away from their homeland.  Making America “home” was made easier by the Scots bringing to the region their music style, craft making, and storytelling, all of which have had a profound […]

September Volunteer Newsletter

Dear Volunteers, WOW! Another festival has come and gone. There is so much to celebrate this year, we had a fantastic festival season, wonderful groups and we made some serious improvements in our volunteer program. The involvement from the community during this festival was inspirational and extremely helpful! We welcomed new and seasoned volunteers which […]

Where Credit is Due

Over the last couple years, the Folkmoot Friendship Center has undergone a serious makeover! Improvements have been made to create a more comfortable environment for our audience members and international guests. Community members will be surprised to see all the progress and we encourage you to come check it out! These enhancements to the building […]

Let us know if you need a place to stay!

Dear Friends in the path of Hurricane Irma – Folkmoot is willing to make our hostel services available for groups looking for a warm, dry, safe place to wait out the storm. We are charging $25/bed per night, kids and pets are free, and we are booking through the AirBNB website. Look for the Folkmoot Friendship […]

September Volunteer Spotlight: Virginia Wall

Folkmoot’s monthly volunteer spotlight shines on Virginia Wall. Virginia has been a festival goer and avid supporter of Folkmoot since 2011 when her youngest daughter, Mary Miller, became a guide. Virginia said, “After Mary’s first year as a guide, I became involved with the festival. When I saw her enthusiasm, I was interested in seeing […]