In Search of Friendly, Culturally Inquisitive, Globally-Minded Guides for Folkmoot 2017

Though the work is demanding, the rewards of being a Folkmoot Festival guide are meaningful and memorable. A once-in-a-lifetime personal growth and cultural exchange experience awaits for up to 20 individuals, sought by Folkmoot USA to provide…

Vendors are needed for 2017 Folkmoot Festival

Two crowd-pleasing events, part of the annual Folkmoot Festival, are seeking professional artists, community craftspeople, nonprofit organizations, and food vendors.  Specifically, vendors are sought for the 2017 Many Cultures Children’s…

Folkmoot gets grants to grow local, international programs

The Fund for Haywood County partnered with The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina to award a Natural and Cultural Resources grant to North Carolina’s International Folk Festival. Folkmoot was challenged to improve the decades-old…

Sean Gaskell will perform for Folkmoot Fundraiser

Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the 21 stringed West African Kora.  The Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played…

Folkmoot Honors Ed Broadwell

At the quarterly Home Trust Haywood County Community board meeting in Waynesville, retired Home Trust Chairman and CEO Ed Broadwell was honored as an emeritus director for North Carolina's International Folk Festival. "Folkmoot's board…

Wine, WOW, and More Wonderful Support of Folkmoot USA

In its efforts to bring more year-round cultural programming to the region, Folkmoot is partnering with The Classic Wineseller for a fundraising event to purchase stage curtains in the Sam Love Queen Auditorium. The evening will feature…

New Year’s Zumba Event, January 14 at Folkmoot

On Saturday night, January 14th, 6pm until 9pm, Folkmoot welcomes the New Year’s Resolution Zumba group to the Friendship Center Multipurpose Room. This group of friends is challenging the community to start the new year right, by dancing…

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Folkmoot

Folkmoot is partnering with Western Carolina University's Office of International Programs & Services to celebrate the year of the rooster with a Chinese New Year celebration in Waynesville.  This lively event will feature Chinese food,…

CONTRIBUTE TO CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

Dear Friend: Every July, we dance and sing with cultures from all over the world. Then at the conclusion of the festival, we send home 300+ goodwill ambassadors who have a better understanding of American culture and we have influenced countless…

Evening with Family and Friends at the Folkmoot Falala

All friends of Folkmoot are invited to the second annual Folkmoot Falala on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  The free event - Folkmoot’s way of wishing the community and its supporters a happy holiday - includes an evening…

Expressing Gratitude

Gratitude is something we all hope we express daily.  Here at Folkmoot, that thanks is for the individuals, community partners and businesses that have helped energize and reinvigorate our organization and festival over the last year. Some…

Hazelwood School Reunion, Featuring Storyteller, Donald Davis

Historic Hazelwood School building has seen better days, but that’s been some time ago. Originally built as a Work Programs Administration building, Folkmoot is working to refurbish the building back to its original beauty and want the people…