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What is Folkmoot?

An international dance and music festival!

Each summer since 1984 a kaleidoscope of musicians and dancers from across the globe have visited the delightful North Carolina mountain town of Waynesville as part of the Folkmoot International Dance and Music Festival. More than 8,000 international performers from 200 countries have participated through the decades.

A year-round arts and cultural center

Folkmoot, now at its home at the historic Hazelwood School, is transitioning from a two week festival to a year-round cultural center, with a focus on programs and events that celebrate diversity and differences, encourage cultural conversation and inclusion, and preserve and honor worldwide cultural heritages, especially using dance and music as a tool to achieve world peace.

I think the first Folkmoot I went to was the 3rd or 4th one ever ... it was a staple of my childhood summers in Junaluska and I can't wait to see it again next year!
Summers Sutherland

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News from Folkmoot


Luck O’the Irish Raffle

Come celebrate Saint Patricks Day with Folkmoot on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Bearwaters Brewery in Canton at 7:00pm. Between now and the event, Folkmoot

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Lunar New Year at Folkmoot

What:              Lunar New Year Friendship Dinner, part of our Friendship Dinner Series When:             February 8, 2019, 6 – 8pm Where:            Folkmoot Friendship Center,

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Scottish Friendship Dinner

Join Folkmoot for a Scottish Friendship Dinner and presentation on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Folkmoot Friendship Center,

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See you in the New Year!

Dear Friends of Folkmoot,Folkmoot will be closed from December 23rd through January 1, 2019 for the Christmas and New Years holidays to spend time with our

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