Meet Glenn Arnette, Folkmoot Emcee & Board Member

Though Glenn Arnette is new to Folkmoot, he is already making a large impact on the organization. After first attending the festival three years ago and being fascinated by the performance, he wanted to become more involved. In 2016, he became…

Folkmoot 2017: The Performing Art Department of the Yung-Ping Vocational High School, representing Taiwan!

The Performing Art Department of the Yung-ping Vocational High School is the group representing Taiwan in this year’s festival. The group was founded in 2011 with a goal to put the art education into practice by integrating dance, art, musical…

Calling All Crafters

Creating cultural crafts is a Folkmoot Festival activity that hundreds of kids love to experience each year. The crafts planned for 2017 are inspired by traditional crafts from The Netherlands, Israel, Russia, India, and Native Americans handicraft. This…

Tuscola & Wanyesville Band Instructors to Lead the International Band

Returning to Folkmoot as the festival music director is Dillon Ingle, and joining him is festival newcomer, Adam Stewart. The directors are responsible for orchestrating the opening numbers and other performances throughout the festival and…

Folkmoot 2017: Šaleško folklorno društvo Koleda of Slovenia

The folk dance group Koleda, founded in 1971,  comes to Haywood County from Velenje, Slovenia. The talented members of the troupe devote much of their time to practicing folk music and dance. The program includes different dances from various…

Folkmoot is Seeking a Part-time Bookkeeper

Folkmoot is seeking a part time Finance Manager to join our team of five year-round staff and 30 seasonal workers.  Headquartered in Waynesville, North Carolina in the historic Hazelwood School, Folkmoot is a nonprofit organization celebrating…

Volunteer Spotlight: Vivian Poppas

It takes a community to keep Folkmoot alive and have a successful festival each year. There are many tremendous volunteers that Folkmoot is grateful for but there is one volunteer that has been assisting the organization for years and always…

Folkmoot 2017: Ogon'ki Ensemble from Russia!

The Ogon’ki Ensemble will be representing Russia in this year’s festival. The group is bringing to the festival about 40 members consisting of musicians, dancers, costume designers, and choreographers from a wide variety of ages.   Russian…

FOLKMOOT 2017: PALOINA AMSTERDAM REPRESENTING THE NETHERLANDS!

Folkmoot is excited to welcome back the talented group, Paloina Amsterdam. Paloina International Dance Group was founded in 1971 by Johan and Erda Baerents. This well-schooled group is known for its verve and energy and is a member of CIOFF. The…

Camp Folkmoot, "Hands Around the Globe"

“Hands Around the Globe” is a new Folkmoot event – a day camp – scheduled for July 21st at the Folkmoot Friendship Center.  The camp goal is for students (early elementary – high school) to discover traditions from other countries…

Folkmoot 2017: Ayalot Hanegev of Israel!

  The Israel Representative Dance Ensemble “Ayalot Hanegev “comes to Folkmoot from the city of Be'er-Sheva. The group was founded in 1980 under the artistic direction of choreographer Moti Alkiss. Ayalot Hanegev performed at Folkmoot…

Sunday Soiree Featured Artists: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo & Empire Strikes Brass

  The 2017 Folkmoot Festival will feature, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and Empire Strikes Brass at the Sunday Soiree Concert Series, scheduled for July 23.  The show will take place on the Folkmoot green-space (adjacent to the Friendship…