Entries by Folkmoot USA

Folkmoot Festival 2015 Schedule of Events!

The Folkmoot Festival 2015 Schedule of Events has been announced and tickets are on sale online, by phone (1.877.FOLK.USA) and at the Folkmoot box office! From the pageantry, color and community celebration of the opening weekend to the drama and unparalleled beauty of the candlelight closing, Folkmoot Festival 2015 promises to hold all the excitement […]

May Day @ Folkmoot a big success!

The inaugural May Day @ Folkmoot was very successful – on many levels – all due to the volunteers, participating businesses and organizations, and the community which turned out in great numbers! Thanks to everyone! “Thanks to the community who supported Folkmoot in our Friends of Folkmoot event, May Day Celebration and Spring Cleaning Sale!,” […]

Tickets On Sale Now for Folkmoot USA 2015!

Tickets On Sale Now for Folkmoot USA 2015! Tickets went on sale May 1 for all events of Folkmoot USA 2015! You can purchase them online or come on out to May Day @ Folkmoot on Saturday, May 2, and the ticket office will be open! Dance troupes from such diverse nations as Indonesia, Ecuador, the […]

Mexican cuisine, Haywood craft beer, sodas & coffee!

Mexican cuisine will be the fare for May Day @ Folkmoot, maybe washed down with some special Haywood County craft beer, sparkling soda or a very special Haywood County coffee! A tasty array of Mexican cuisine is being prepared by Waynesville’s own Maria Presley, well known chef, cuisine impressaria and former owner of Maria’s Mexican […]

Commercial kitchen items for sale!

Yes, that’s right: Folkmoot has commercial kitchen items for sale. We know it seems a bit out of character for Folkmoot to be selling – or even have – commercial kitchen equipment but, you see, most of the equipment we inherited when the Town of Waynesville deeded to us the historic Hazelwood School – which […]

Scottish heritage on stage Saturday: May Day!

The celebration and interpretation of Scottish heritage – as presented by the incomparable Flora MacDonald Gammon – will be among the featured festivities Saturday, May 2, as Western Carolina revels in May Day @ Folkmoot. As Director of Music at the annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Gammon is regarded by many as a leading authority […]

Clean Up Day at Folkmoot Friendship Center!

Gather with your friends and fellow volunteers on Saturday, April 25, to help spruce up the Friendship Center in advance of our big May Day @ Folkmoot Celebration on May 2! Work begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until 1 p.m. and – you’ll get a free lunch! Please bring your own yard tools. The […]

Now Hiring: Official Guides for Folkmoot 2015!

It may be the ultimate way to fully experience all that is Folkmoot – to serve as an official guide for the visiting dance troupes! Folkmoot is now hiring: official guides for the Folkmoot USA 2015! It’s a paid position for the two weeks of the festival – July 16-26. Guides act as liaisons and […]

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 […]