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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…

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…

Meet Glenn Arnette, Folkmoot Emcee & Board Member

Though Glenn Arnette is new to Folkmoot, he is already making a large impact on the organization. After first attending the festival three years ago and being fascinated by the performance, he wanted to become more involved. In 2016, he became…

Folkmoot 2017: The Performing Art Department of the Yung-Ping Vocational High School, representing Taiwan!

The Performing Art Department of the Yung-ping Vocational High School is the group representing Taiwan in this year’s festival. The group was founded in 2011 with a goal to put the art education into practice by integrating dance, art, musical…

Calling All Crafters

Creating cultural crafts is a Folkmoot Festival activity that hundreds of kids love to experience each year. The crafts planned for 2017 are inspired by traditional crafts from The Netherlands, Israel, Russia, India, and Native Americans handicraft. This…

Folkmoot 2017: Šaleško folklorno društvo Koleda of Slovenia

The folk dance group Koleda, founded in 1971,  comes to Haywood County from Velenje, Slovenia. The talented members of the troupe devote much of their time to practicing folk music and dance. The program includes different dances from various…

Volunteer Spotlight: Vivian Poppas

It takes a community to keep Folkmoot alive and have a successful festival each year. There are many tremendous volunteers that Folkmoot is grateful for but there is one volunteer that has been assisting the organization for years and always…

Folkmoot 2017: Utkarsh Dance Academy from India!

Utkarsh Dance Academy wowed guests at Folkmoot in 2001 and 2004 and Folkmoot is proud to have the team returning again this year. The dance company was founded in 1994 in the famous city of Surat located in Gujarat, India, and has been entertaining…

How to Volunteer for the Festival

With the Folkmoot Festival just around the corner, there are still a lot of donations and requests to be coordinated before our groups arrive in July. We had a successful volunteer meeting on May 15th, including a discussion about our basic…

2017 Festival Schedule

Folkmoot: North Carolina’s International Folk Festival, Folk Dance & World Culture in the Mountains of WNC July 20-30, 2017 Named by USA Today as one of the Top Twenty Festivals in North Carolina, Folkmoot is a ten-day event, held across…

Meet Catherine MacCallum, new Operations & Volunteer Coordinator

There is some exciting news to share at Folkmoot! You will see a new face at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, ME!  My name is Catherine MacCallum, and I am the new Operations and Volunteer Coordinator (some may remember me by the last name…