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…

Friendship, French Fries and Folkmoot’s Celebration of Serbia

When many people think of the country of Serbia, they may think of the brutality of war. Hopefully, they also think of a rich eastern European culture, world renowned markets or even coffee. At Folkmoot, we think of our friends from the…

Upgrades at Folkmoot! Visit Us & Take a Look

Have you seen all the progress we’ve made on the Folkmoot facilities at the Historic Hazelwood School? We’d love for you to stop by and see what we’ve accomplished and to say HELLO! We’re awfully proud of some of the big and little…

Power of Folkmoot - Major Julian

An interview with Major Julian, Director of Music, Parangal Dance Company from the 2015 Folkmoot Festival by Angela Dove. Like the other dance groups that attend Folkmoot’s international festival, the members of Parangal are dedicated…

International Peace Day

  International Peace Day was started in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly, two years before Folkmoot was incorporated. In 2001, September 21 become the official International Peace Day and Folkmoot has been practicing…

Power of Folkmoot - Michael Tecle

An interview with Michael Tecle, Electrical Engineer from Charlotte, NC by Angela Dove While I was working on my degree in Electrical Engineering, the International Student Advisor at Western Carolina University explained that there was this…

The Power of Folkmoot - Mark Swanger

From an interview with Mark Swanger, Chair, Haywood County Commissioners, by Angela Dove: The economic impact of Folkmoot’s international dance festival on Haywood County is around nine million dollars per year. That’s hotels, restaurants…

Surprise and Relief - Welcome Shmeckie Media

Folkmoot is excited to announce a new member to our marketing team, Becky Seymour of Shmeckie Media! Seymour said “My first impression of Folkmoot was surprise and relief.” Becky Seymour, a Chicago native, moved to Waynesville in the…

Eritrea Friendship Dinner on November 5th

Join Folkmoot for an international evening of dance and cuisine from Eritrea. Summer staff members, Metkel and Michael Tecle will be joined by their family in preparing and sharing East African culture on November 5, 2016 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. The…

Serbian Friendship Dinner on October 10th

Folkmoot is pleased to announce the return of Talija Art Company from Serbia. This lively dance ensemble will bring a taste of Serbian culinary arts and dance culture for a performance on Monday, October 10, 2016 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Talija…