Entries by Folkmoot USA

Folkmoot – from two weeks to year-round!

“A strategic plan unveiled (April 9th) will revamp Folkmoot USA from a two-week summer festival to a year-around incubator for cultural engagement, community development and economic enrichment.” That’s how The Mountaineer pretty accurately summed up the renewed vision for Folkmoot in the lead story of its April 13 edition. “With a building of its own, […]

Folkmoot is having a HUGE sale!!

Yes, Folkmoot is having a huge sale May 2! And, oh yea, we know: you’ve gazed longingly at some of the treasures and gifts graciously flowing between Folkmoot and our magnificent dance troupes and wished, “wouldn’t something like look wonderful in my living room?” Part of what Folkmoot means to so many people is making […]

Schwab named new Folkmoot Executive Director

Angie Schwab has been tapped as the new Folkmoot Executive Director. The Folkmoot USA Board of Directors voted unanimously March 25 to hire Schwab as our official new Executive Director!  After the departure of Karen Babcock from the post earlier in the year, Angie has ably served on an interim basis. Angie is a fantastic […]

May Day at Folkmoot – Dance, Music, Food!

May Day at Folkmoot: Western Carolina dance, Scottish music, Mexican food and much more will be part of the line-up! It’s all on tap Saturday, May 2, at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Avenue (the historic Hazelwood School) when Folkmoot USA celebrates May Day and delivers to our community the new vision for a […]

Celebrate May Day! And Folkmoot USA! May 2!

Join your friends and neighbors – Saturday, May 2 – to Celebrate May Day with Folkmoot USA’s renewed vision and mission of a globally-connected community through cultural exchange! Much of Western Carolina is expected to be on hand at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Avenue (the historic Hazelwood School), to dance, sing, play music, […]

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The Campaign for Folkmoot – future is here!

The Campaign for Folkmoot, which began quietly in 2015, is raising $1.2 million for Folkmoot Friendship Center as well as year-round programs and the ever-popular summer festival, Folkmoot USA! Think you know Folkmoot? You haven’t seen anything yet! With a campaign team lead by Joe Sam Queen, the effort is leading the way to a bright, new […]

Karen Babcock dancing on to new worlds!

Having served as Executive Director of Folkmoot USA for six years, Karen Babcock is leaving on February 27 to become General Manager of Biltmore Industries. The Folkmoot Board of Directors has secured Angeline Schwab as the interim Executive Director and will consider formally appointing Schwab as the Executive Director at its March meeting. Schwab has […]

Waynesville completes $25K grant to Folkmoot!

The Town of Waynesville handed Folkmoot a $20,000 show of support Feb. 10 when city leaders enthusiastically endorsed Folkmoot’s vision for the future as a year-round contributor to the culture, education & economy of Haywood County and Western North Carolina. Waynesville’s governing board voted unanimously to grant Folkmoot its full $25,000 allocation. “It’s good that […]

Folkmoot Center Open House June 26, 4:30 – 8:00 pm

Folkmoot USA to Celebrate New Home with June 26 Open House Folkmoot USA will host an Open House on Thursday, June 26, from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m., to celebrate Haywood County’s generous donation of the historic Hazelwood School to the cultural organization. On June 16, the Haywood County Board of Commissioners approved the donation of […]

Folkmoot Festival Generates $9.2 million

For Immediate Release Folkmoot Festival Generates $9.2 million—Organization Releases Results of 2013 Economic Impact Survey The results of an economic impact study conducted by Tom Tveidt of SYNEVA Economics demonstrate that Folkmoot USA had a $9.2 million impact on Western North Carolina in 2013. The firm conducts economic impact assessments for clients throughout the United […]

The BIG 30–Celebrating Folkmoot’s 30th Year

Folkmoot USA celebrates its 30th Anniversary with the “BIG 30” at Sid’s on Main in Canton, North Carolina, Friday, May 3, 2013 from 6 – 10 pm. This pre-festival celebration features heavy hors d’oeuvres, music, cash bar and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $50. Come and enjoy for a good cause–Folkmoot’s work for tolerance, […]

Waynesville Public Art Commission to Celebrate FOLKMOOT

In January of 2009, the Waynesville Public Art Commission will issue a call for artists for its second commissioned public art project. This piece is to be installed in the landscaped area between the two retaining walls along the edge of East Street, outside the new Waynesville Police Station and Development Office building now under […]