Folkmoot Fundraiser at the Wineseller

In its efforts to bring more year-round cultural programming to the region, Folkmoot is partnering with The Classic Wineseller for a fundraising event to purchase stage curtains in the Sam Love Queen Auditorium. The evening will feature tasty…

January Volunteer Newsletter

HAPPY NEW YEAR from FOLKMOOT! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday as well as a fun and safe New Year’s Eve! Where has the time gone?! I feel like we just ended the festival and now we start our countdown until 2018! Who is getting excited? I…

German Friendship Dinner

Mouth-watering schnitzel, traditional games, polka music and local beer are on the agenda for Folkmoot’s German Friendship Dinner, scheduled on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in Waynesville. Local families with German…

December Volunteer Spotlight

If you have ever seen a photo posted on Folkmoot’s Facebook or Instagram page, it is likely that it was taken by December’s Spotlight volunteer, Patrick Parton. A Waynesville native and graduate of Tuscola High School, Patrick has been with…

Blue Ridge Big Band to Perform at Folkmoot

For a toe-tapping good time, join Folkmoot and the Blue Ridge Big Band on Sunday, December 10 at 3PM, for a holiday celebration featuring 17-piece Big Band performing jazzy Christmas tunes. Held in the Queen Auditorium at the Folkmoot Center,…

Support Folkmoot's mission of Cultural Understanding with a year-end contribution!

If you would rather mail in a contribution please download the Folkmoot Donation Form and mail to Folkmoot PO Box 658 Waynesville, NC 28786 THANK YOU!

November Volunteer Spotlight

This month’s volunteer spotlight shines on Stephanie and Chase White, who reside in Raleigh, NC. This past summer, the Whites generously volunteered their time during both weekends of the festival. Their dedication to driving eight hours…

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…