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.…

Bonding With Beads

For the 2016 Folkmoot Festival, Lisa Wilnoty, Folkmoot Cherokee Coordinator, designed hand-beaded lanyards for staff and guides. Lisa wanted to create something for the guides and staff and thought these lanyards would be a great gift to symbolize…

Sunday Soiree Will Feature Tuscola Band Students

The Sunday Soiree is a brand new Folkmoot Festival event sponsored by the Smoky Mountain News and scheduled for Sunday, July 23rd at 7:00 p.m. This event will be held in the green space adjacent to the Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia…

Our Friend, Edward Broadwell, Board Emeritus

Ed has been a part of Folkmoot since its inception more than three decades ago. Along with founder Clint Border and a group of community leaders, he helped kick start this great organization. He has continued to be an active volunteer and champion…

Folkmoot Festival 2017:  Many Cultures Day

This outdoor, family-friendly event takes place on Saturday, July 22nd from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the green space adjacent to the Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Ave, Waynesville, NC. Scheduled immediately after the Waynesville…

Folkmoot Festival 2017: Cherokee Ambassador Day Sponsored by the Cherokee Preservation Foundation

On Tuesday, July 25th, our friends and neighbors, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, will share with our visiting cultural ambassadors - and the general public - the unique history and fascinating culture of the Cherokee Indians.   The…

Volunteer Opportunities at Folkmoot

Hello Friends! The 2017 Festival is approaching quickly. I am so excited for my first year as a staff member and to work with all of you side by side! There are several opportunities to volunteer before, during and after this year’s…

Folkmoot Staff Is Getting Pumped For Folkmoot 2017!

There are many sensational aspects about the festival and each year breeds new excitement. There are numerous things to look forward to such as the costumes, music, dance, and interaction with people from all over the world. This year Folkmoot…