Folkmoot 2016 - Colonial Theater - Canton

Folkmoot generates press; shows continue!

As North Carolina's Official Folklife Festival, one might expect Folkmoot generates press - and lots of it. Our 2015 Festival - underway now, performance schedule here - is no exception and for that we're grateful for the news and media organizations…
Folkmoot Photos

Folkmoot is in full swing! Three shows today!

Folkmoot is in full swing, hitting full stride on a grand opening weekend with performance today - Sunday, July 19 - in Asheville, Hickory at Lake Junaluska! The full ensemble - dancers from Chile, Philippines, Estonia, Puerto Rico,…
International Fest & International Art Festival!

Today: International Fest & International Art Festival!

Downtown Waynesville will be alive today with the sights, the colors, the music & sound, the dancing and the art of Folkmoot International Fest & International Art Festival! Beginning at 10 a.m. and running through 5 p.m. on Main…
Town of Waynesville to Folkmoot: $35,000

Parade of Nations! Today! 1 p.m., Waynesville!

It will be a beautiful Western Carolina day today - July 17 - when one of the most popular annual Folkmoot events marches down Main Street, Waynesville: the Parade of Nations! Today! The parade kicks off around 1 p.m. near Waynesville Town…
Say, "hello," in Spanish - Folkmoot 2015

Folkmoot gets underway!

Folkmoot Friendship Center is already buzzing with activity as dance troupes arrive, get settled in, prepare to entertain and be entertained like the rest of us! Join us here throughout the day for live updates. ..
World Methodist Museum, Lake Junaluska, NC

World Methodist Museum Welcomes Folkmoot

Lake Junaluska has long been a valued partner of Folkmoot and this week the World Methodist Museum welcomes Folkmoot with flags of some of our participating nations! Flags draping the entrance of the museum this week highlight Bangladesh,…
Folkmoot is more social (media) than ever!

Folkmoot is more social (media) than ever!

Beginning with this, our 2015 edition, Folkmoot is more social (media) than ever! The festival launches Thursday and we want to see you - in person and online! A complete schedule and links to tickets is here. The line-up of fantastic dance…
Give the gift of Folkmoot this year!

It's here!! Folkmoot 2015 launches Thursday!

It's here!! Folkmoot 2015 launches Thursday! And you'll want to catch as many of the colorful, beautiful, dazzling moments you can - of course! A complete schedule and links to tickets is here. The line-up of fantastic dance troupes from…
Say, "Hello," in Filipino!

Say, "Hello," in Filipino!

Say, "Hello," in Filipino! The Philippines is a nation of many islands in the Western Pacific Ocean. Previously a colony of Spain and the United States, the Philippines has had many different cultural influences. The official languages of…
Folkmoot 2016 - Parade of Nations

Share your traditional garb during Folkmoot

Share your traditional garb during Folkmoot 2015! During the festival - July 16 to 26; schedule, performers and tickets here - we're hoping as many friends and supporters as possible with share with us your own cultural roots through your…
Folkmoot - Throw Back Thursday - Bashkiria 1994

Folkmoot - Throw Back Thursday

Folkmoot - Throw Back Thursday is a time to reflect on the beautiful and spirited Folkmoot Festivals of the past! As one can imagine, we've collected quite a truck full of photos in over three decades of Folkmoot Festivals. Aside from being…
free guidebook: first three ticket orders!

Free Guidebook: First Three Ticket Orders!

TODAY - Wednesday July 8th - free guidebook: first three ticket orders! The first three people to purchase tickets - today - will receive a free guidebook with the order. So don't wait or you might be too late! You can call our ticket…