Entries by Folkmoot USA

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It’s a big weekend for Folkmoot 2018!

It’s a big weekend for Folkmoot 2018! Yes! Folkmoot Festival 2018 – Folkmoot’s 35th edition – has arrived and will bring folk dance, color, music & pageantry all over Western North Carolina for 10 days! It began last night with our annual Gala Under the Stars and will explode over this coming opening weekend with […]

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Folkmoot celebrates Smoky Mountain culture, too!

Folkmoot celebrates Smoky Mountain culture, too! Along with culture and musical and dance traditions from around the world, Folkmoot takes pride in and likes to also celebrate the unique culture of our own Smoky Mountains, part of the greater Blue Ridge, the land once known to our native people as Shaconage, the land of the […]

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Volunteers guide the Folkmoot Festival

Volunteers guide the Folkmoot Festival through its 10 days of beauty, pageantry and delightful sights and sounds. Every non-profit organization depends on volunteers, of course, but the Folkmoot Festival could not have lasted for 35 years without the significant contribution of time, talent and treasure by its volunteers. Folkmoot Festival 2018 will rely heavily on […]

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Folkmoot starts Thursday! R U Ready??

Folkmoot starts Thursday! R U Ready?? Folkmoot 2018 – the 35th edition of North Carolina’s official international folk festival – opens Thursday with its annual Gala Under The Stars, moves rapidly to Camp Folkmoot for kids, two grand opening performances – a matinee at Folkmoot Center and the traditional grand opening performance at Lake Junaluska’s […]

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The Folkmoot staff is preparing for Thursday’s festival opening! 

The Folkmoot staff is preparing for Thursday’s festival opening! Oh, to be sure, the Folkmoot staff works hard all year long to produce North Carolina’s official international folk festival. But with the festival’s 2018 grand opening the staff often sees all 24 hours in each day – and will through the festivals 10 days. Folkmoot […]

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Our sponsors make possible Folkmoot 2018!

Our sponsors make possible Folkmoot 2018! Without a doubt, Folkmoot could not exist – now for 35 years – without the support of our corporate sponsors. And, yes, we are without question so very grateful for the thousands of private donations and volunteer efforts of the entire community. But without our generous sponsors – who […]

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Folkmoot Guides map the festival trail

Folkmoot Guides map the festival trail and without this tough and resilient corps of young Western Carolina leaders the Folkmoot Festival would be stranded in the wilderness. The Guides are high school and college students who dedicate a summer (often multiple summers) to Folkmoot and serve as counselors, tour leaders, information specialists, sometimes translators and […]

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Cherokee is fascinating for visiting Folkmoot performers!

Cherokee is fascinating for visiting Folkmoot performers! The town of Cherokee and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians always draw the particular interest of international dance troupes visiting Western Carolina from around the globe for our annual Folkmoot Festival. And for good reason, of course. The story of the Cherokee people is both tragic and […]

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Folkmoot and so much more in these beautiful Smoky Mountains!

Folkmoot and so much more in these beautiful Smoky Mountains! Oh sure, we know Folkmoot Festival 2018 may be your main reason for visiting Western North Carolina in less than two weeks. But, really, you can’t do Folkmoot all the time. There are still 24 hours in a day and so much more going on […]

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The Folkmoot volunteer spotlight falls on George Thomas

The Folkmoot volunteer spotlight falls on George Thomas. If you have noticed our refreshing gardened shrubs and flower beds you can thank George! After 21 years of teaching Horticulture at Haywood Community College, George retired and now spends his time volunteering at Folkmoot – while also enjoying his hobbies of gardening, stamp collecting, and traveling. […]

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Please help us gather craft supplies for kids!

Please help us gather craft supplies for kids! Creating cultural crafts is a Folkmoot Festival tradition and an activity in which hundreds of kids love to participate each year. Folkmoot Festival 2018 will feature kid-friendly, cultural arts and crafts at Camp Folkmoot, Many Cultures Day, and International Day. To make our kids’ craft programs a […]

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Coming right up: two huge Folkmoot weekends!

Coming right up: two huge Folkmoot weekends! And, yes, Folkmoot Festival 2018 – Folkmoot’s 35th edition – will bring folk dance, color, music & pageantry all over Western North Carolina for 10 days but it’s the opening weekend and finale weekend which offer the most activity – and much of it is free!! Folkmoot 2018 […]