Our friends and neighbors, the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, will share with our visiting cultural ambassadors and festival attendees the unique experience and often a tragic but ultimately victorious history of the Cherokee people. The Cherokee culture and traditions are among the very richest offerings Western Carolina has to share with the world. The day includes visiting the Oconaluftee Indian Village, Qualla Arts & Crafts and the Museum of the Cherokee Indians, catered lunch at the Fairgrounds and culminating in an all group performance and cultural exchange at Cherokee Central High School, the Chief Joyce Dugan Arts & Cultural Center. Transportation is not included. Enrolled Eastern Bandare admitted at no charge. Please call Cherokee Programs Coordinator, Lisa Spring Wilnoty for more information at 828-452-2997.
10:00 a.m.- Check In
Meet at the Museum of the Cherokee Indians across the street from The Qualla Arts & Crafts.
Transportation is NOT included.
Learn more by calling the Folkmoot Ticket Office, 828-452-2997.
Groups of 20 or more receive a 20% discount, call 828-452-2997 for more information.
Folkmoot, a word meaning “meeting of the people,” provides communities all over Western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect and shared purpose by experiencing other cultures. Dancers from 10 nations around the globe will perform at 34th edition of Folkmoot Festival when it convenes July 20-30 in our beloved Smoky Mountains. Click for information on visiting countries.
For lodging, please contact: VisitCherokeeNC.com