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What is Folkmoot?

In July ...

An international festival!

Each summer since 1984 a kaleidoscope of musicians and dancers from across the globe have visited Waynesville, NC, as part of the Folkmoot International Dance and Music Festival.
July, 2019!

All Year ...

An Arts and Cultural Center!

Folkmoot is a year-round cultural center, with programs and events that celebrate diversity, encourage cultural conversation, and preserve and honor worldwide cultural heritages.
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Many folks know Folkmoot as an international folk festival.  We’re proud that the mountains of Western North Carolina welcome the world to our region every July. But we’re more than the festival:

  • We’re an educational facility that welcomes and advocates for diversity.
  • We host regularly scheduled “friendship dinners” that bring the world to our table.
  • We’re a staging ground for “cultural conversations.”
  • We’re a performance center that hosts all sorts of concerts, all year long.
  • We’re a special events place that is kid-friendly and lots of fun.

Oh, yeah.  We’re a festival, and then some. Lots and lots of “then some!”

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