November Newsletter

Western Carolina University is wrapping up its International Education Week at Folkmoot Friendship Center with a Middle Eastern Friendship Dinner and a short film, Bon Voyage, followed by a panel discussion with US residents from Syria and Yemen.…

Middle Eastern Friendship Dinner

Western Carolina University is wrapping up its International Education Week at Folkmoot Friendship Center with a Middle Eastern Friendship Dinner and a short film, Bon Voyage, followed by a panel discussion with US residents from Syria and Yemen.…

October Volunteer Spotlight

This month’s volunteer spotlight shines on Folkmoot’s “Going the Extra Mile” award recipients, John and Sandra Bell. The Bells moved to Waynesville in 2016 and became acquainted with Folkmoot at festival’s International Festival Day…

Retirement is just a phase by Samantha Ray

  This blog is about Doug Garrett who worked and volunteered with Folkmoot for almost 30 years and retired at the end of 2016. I have known him for about eight years and have seen him manage a lot of important details of the festival…

September Newsletter

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 homeland.  Making America “home” was made easier by the Scots…

September Volunteer Newsletter

Dear Volunteers, WOW! Another festival has come and gone. There is so much to celebrate this year, we had a fantastic festival season, wonderful groups and we made some serious improvements in our volunteer program. The involvement from the…

Where Credit is Due

Over the last couple years, the Folkmoot Friendship Center has undergone a serious makeover! Improvements have been made to create a more comfortable environment for our audience members and international guests. Community members will be surprised…

Let us know if you need a place to stay!

Dear Friends in the path of Hurricane Irma - Folkmoot is willing to make our hostel services available for groups looking for a warm, dry, safe place to wait out the storm. We are charging $25/bed per night, kids and pets are free, and we are…

September Volunteer Spotlight: Virginia Wall

Folkmoot’s monthly volunteer spotlight shines on Virginia Wall. Virginia has been a festival goer and avid supporter of Folkmoot since 2011 when her youngest daughter, Mary Miller, became a guide. Virginia said, “After Mary’s first year…

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…