What is Folkmoot?
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.