Celebrate May Day with Folkmoot

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Become a "special friend" of Folkmoot! :)

We appreciate all our donors...did you know you could become an official "Friend of Folkmoot" at several possible giving levels?  The first level starts at $35.  With our new website, it's so easy to sign up online too & pay through Paypal. What's…
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Folkmoot USA loves our sponsors!

Now that the festival has started, we wanted to take a minute and say thank you to all of our sponsors - Evergreen Packaging, HomeTrust Bank, Champion Credit Union, Pepsi, HVO, United Community Bank, Old Town Bank, CIOFF, the Town of Waynesville,…
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TONIGHT! Folkmoot USA 2014 is here!

We are so excited!  We can't wait for tonight's Grand Opening at the Stompin’ Ground in Maggie Valley!  7:30 pm...all groups, with special guests Jonathan Creek Cloggers and Stuart Brothers!!!  Buy tickets here, downtown at the TDA Visitor's…
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Sharing the nonprofit love!

We love all of our fellow WNC nonprofits! We'll tell you more about this post-festival, but we reached out to even more WNC nonprofits this year to offer them tickets to support their individual missions. We look forward to sharing some of their…
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$9,200,000 in economic impact!

We did an economic impact study last year!  We really enjoy bringing so many amazing musicians and dancers to our beautiful area of western North Carolina, along with showcasing local Appalachian arts and talent.  An added bonus from the performance…
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Visit NC Smokies Blog Post Series - Part 3 is up!

Part 3 of the Folkmoot/Visit NC Smokies blog series is up!  Want know more about being an international performer?  Did you miss either of the first two about being a local performer or being a guide? Check them out! Special thanks to blog…
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45% of the Way to Completing our Computer Fundraiser!

We want to say thank you to the donors who have helped us achieve reaching 45%!  Big thanks go out to Carolyn Gonzalez, Patsy Wells, Laura Ivey, Pat Wells, Karen Babcock, Rolf Kaufman, Andy Cooke, Irvine Cherry, John Tederstrom, and Aaron &…
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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…