New Year’s Zumba Event, January 14 at Folkmoot

On Saturday night, January 14th, 6pm until 9pm, Folkmoot welcomes the New Year’s Resolution Zumba group to the Friendship Center Multipurpose Room. This group of friends is challenging the community to start the new year right, by dancing…

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Folkmoot

Folkmoot is partnering with Western Carolina University's Office of International Programs & Services to celebrate the year of the rooster with a Chinese New Year celebration in Waynesville.  This lively event will feature Chinese food,…

CONTRIBUTE TO CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

Dear Friend: Every July, we dance and sing with cultures from all over the world. Then at the conclusion of the festival, we send home 300+ goodwill ambassadors who have a better understanding of American culture and we have influenced countless…

Evening with Family and Friends at the Folkmoot Falala

All friends of Folkmoot are invited to the second annual Folkmoot Falala on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  The free event - Folkmoot’s way of wishing the community and its supporters a happy holiday - includes an evening…

Expressing Gratitude

Gratitude is something we all hope we express daily.  Here at Folkmoot, that thanks is for the individuals, community partners and businesses that have helped energize and reinvigorate our organization and festival over the last year. Some…

Hazelwood School Reunion, Featuring Storyteller, Donald Davis

Historic Hazelwood School building has seen better days, but that’s been some time ago. Originally built as a Work Programs Administration building, Folkmoot is working to refurbish the building back to its original beauty and want the people…

Rental Space Available at Historic Hazelwood School

Need a place for your holiday party, arts event or community service meeting?  In an effort to increase the vibrancy of the historic Hazelwood School and to maintain the property as a year-round community resource, the community is invited…

Eritrean Friendship Dinner, Saturday, November 5th

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 5th is Folkmoot’s November Friendship Dinner and features the country of Eritrea. Located above the eastern horn of Africa, this culturally rich country has  flavorful foods, danceable music and fascinating…

The Spearfinger: A Cherokee Legend

During this spooky time of year, you never know what could go bump in the night. This year, Folkmoot’s annual Spookmoot celebration will feature folklore characters from around the globe. One legend goes that long ago in the mountains…

Folkmoot Ambassador - George Escaravage

George has been associated with Folkmoot since the early 1990s and served as President of the board. Neal Ensley, a dear friend of his, asked if he would like to join the Folkmoot Board of Directors and at the time George did not know what…

A Tribute to Rolf Kaufman

Rolf Kaufman has dedicated his life to Folkmoot. At 87, Rolf still volunteers almost full time to get our international groups to Western North Carolina each year. Born in Germany, Rolf spent the early part of his life fleeing from the Nazi’s…

A Tribute to Sara Queen Brown

Sara Queen Brown has been enjoying folk dance all her life through her father, Sam Love Queen. Known as “The King of the Square Dance” Sara’s father surrounded her with music, dance and calling every day of her life. In 1939, when Sara…