Entries by Birgit Pauli-Haack

Folkmoot as an advertising medium

Ever think of Folkmoot as an advertising medium? Well, perhaps you should! In addition to being North Carolina’s Official International Folk Festival and a 33-year-old, 10-day summer extravaganza of sight, sound, dance, beauty, color and grace Folkmoot draws as many as 20,000 visitors each July to 30 events all over Western Carolina. Our official guidebook […]

Folkmoot inspires regional flavors, too!

No matter how many of the world’s cultures and traditions Folkmoot brings to Western Carolina, we all revel in the unique qualities of our Smoky Mountain home and Folkmoot inspires regional flavors, too! (Editor’s note: this wonderful guest piece was written by Tina Masciarelli, MLA, coordinator of Buy Haywood. Thank you, Tina!) Every summer in […]

Folkmoot Festival Guide Workshop April 23!

Want to be an official Folkmoot Festival 2016 Guide? Make plans now to attend the Folkmoot Festival Guide Workshop April 23! Being a Guide is the ultimate way to fully experience all that is Folkmoot. Folkmoot is now hiring official guides for the Folkmoot Summer Festival 2016! The application deadline is April 23 and applicants […]

Folkmoot is engaging regional art organizations

As part of its overall focus on promoting the arts – folk dance being our own specialty – Folkmoot is engaging regional art organizations. Folkmoot Executive Director Angie Schwab joined other art organization leaders March 17 at Western Carolina University for the LEAD: Arts Conference on Regional Art, “Beginning the Conversation.” WCU, long recognized for […]

The Sam Love Queen Auditorium at Folkmoot!

It was a stellar night of music March 19 as Folkmoot formally recognized its renovated performance venue in the historic Hazelwood School as The Sam Love Queen Auditorium at Folkmoot! Sam Love Queen was among the most famous and most beloved figures in Haywood County history, known around the world as the premier mountain dance […]

Appalachian dance at Folkmoot!

Experience the beauty and history of Appalachian dance at Folkmoot. Appalachian Dance Class 101 features instruction in square dance formations and basic flat-foot and clogging styles unique to the Haywood County mountains.     Kim Ross, Director of the J. Creek Cloggers, is the instructor.  Classes are from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the […]

The Folkmoot community mourns Trevor Stuart

The Folkmoot community mourns Trevor Stuart, who along with brother Travis formed the legendary Stuart Brothers duo and became among the most beloved musical acts in our rich musical region. Stuart, 47, died March 2. He will be greatly missed. Among other tributes, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area honored Trevor’s memory by posting about […]