Scottish Friendship Dinner

The connection between Scotland and North Carolina dates back to the 17th century, when immigrants settled in the smoky mountains, far away from their home land.  Making America “home” was made easier by the Scots bringing to the region…

International Festival Day Performance Schedule

International Day July 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  International Festival Day is one of the most popular festival events. This Downtown Waynesville event will feature two performance stages, dance lessons, cultural crafts, artisan…

Cherokee’s Beloved Man Receives Highest N.C. Honor By Cory Vaillancourt

Photo was taken by Holly Kays of the Smoky Mountain News. Cherokee native, Jerry Wolfe’s decades of self-sacrifice and hard work on behalf of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, has earned him the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s…

Miss Cherokee To Participate In Several Folkmoot Events

“Siyo nigada, amoli galoqwedi dogwado nole talsgo shogwo yegwedetiyvda.” Amorie Gunter is a 21-year-old student pursuing her education online at Johnson & Wales. She currently works as an assistant teacher at Cherokee Elementary and…

Canton Performance & After Party

On Tuesday, July 25th, the Folkmoot Festival will make its way to Canton, NC. There will be a performance by four international groups and Stuart Brothers Band, representing southern Appalachian culture, at the Colonial Theatre, 53 Park St at…

2017 Food Vendors for Many Cultures Day, Sunday Soiree, and International Festival Day

What could make a day of international music, dance, and culture even better? Delicious food vendors! We are excited to have a variety of cuisine offered at Many Cultures Day, International Festival Day, and the Sunday Soiree. Many Cultures…

Many Cultures Day Will Feature A Stickball Demonstration By Kolanvyi

This year among the international group performances, dance lessons, crafts, and vendors, there will be a demonstration of Stickball at Many Cultures Day on Saturday, July 22nd in the green space adjacent to the Folkmoot Friendship Center.  Stickball,…

Sara Queen Shares The Story Behind The Globe

Have you noticed the new addition to the front entrance of the Folkmoot Friendship Center? Last summer, Sara Queen and her dad, Joe Sam Queen, donated a large globe to be placed at the entrance of the building as a representation of the unity…

Volunteer Spotlight: Don & Betty Perry

Among our excellent volunteers are Don and Betty Perry who have been volunteering for Folkmoot since 1990. They first became interested in volunteering at Folkmoot after hearing Betty’s son, David Thomason, tell about his experiences as a…

Say Hello To Our 2017 Performers

SAY HELLO! Folkmoot has eight international groups coming to the festival this year, and even though many of the performers can speak English, it is not the primary language for most of them. Our mission is to build lasting friendships on…

Folkmoot is Going To Centre Stage in Greenville, SC!

This year Folkmoot has partnered with Upstate International to have its first ever performance in Greenville, South Carolina. On Wednesday, July 26th at 7:00 p.m., four of the talented international groups will entertain guests at the Centre…

Join Folkmoot For A Trip To Greece

Tasting.  Seeing.  Feeling.  Hearing.  Giving.  The first four experiences await you as you travel to Greece in December 2017 as part of this limited-offer trip sponsored by Folkmoot and coordinated by Wilcox World Travel & Tours.…