Entries by Folkmoot USA

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Cherokee Beloved Man Jerry Wolfe passes on

The Cherokee people, the State of North Carolina, the nation and, indeed, the world is mourning today as Cherokee Beloved Man Jerry Wolfe passes on. Folkmoot lost a cherished friend, mentor, adviser in his death and the Tsalagi people lost a hero, historian, story-teller, grandfather figure to all and one of its national treasures – […]

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Canadian, yes, but oh so Italiano!

They may hail from western Canada – Winnipeg, to be precise – but the dances of Italy course through their dancing hearts – Canadian, yes, but oh so Italiano! Le Ragazze Italiane will be one of the featured performing dance troupes during Folkmoot Festival 2018, running July 19 and through July 29 along with dance troupes from […]

February Volunteer Spotlight

This month’s volunteer spotlight shines on Folkmoot’s board president, Bill Cole who is responsible for general oversight of the Folkmoot organization!   Bill resides in Waynesville with his wife, Jane of nearly 50 years.  Bill and Jane are actively involved with all aspects of Folkmoot and with several other community organizations in Haywood County.  Bill […]

Experience African Culture at Folkmoot

In partnership with Western Carolina University (WCU), Folkmoot is proud to host an African Friendship Dinner on Friday, March 16, 2018.  Featuring African food, dance and activities, this event will take place from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Folkmoot Friendship Center in Waynesville. WCU’s Organization of African Students will assist with hands-on cultural […]

Southern desserts with author Minrose Gwinn

Promise a novel about race and relationships in the South Southern desserts with author Minrose Gwinn Friday, March 16 at 1:00 pm   Blue Ridge Books, the Haywood County Public Library and Folkmoot are hosting the author Minrose Gwin for a reading and discussion of her new novel, Promise.   The event will be held on […]

February Volunteer Newsletter

Hello Volunteers! “There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved” – George Sand Happy belated Valentine’s Day. I hope you all feel the love and admiration we have for each and every one of you for being a volunteer for Folkmoot. I get excited every day just thinking about the work […]

February News from Folkmoot

In partnership with Western Carolina University, Folkmoot is proud to host a Lunar New Year event in Waynesville, NC.  This lively event will feature Asian food, games, crafts and traditional Lunar New Year events.  The festivities will take place at the Folkmoot Friendship Center on Friday, February 16 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Entertainment will include an […]

Lunar New Year Dinner

In partnership with Western Carolina University, Folkmoot is proud to host a Lunar New Year event in Waynesville, NC.  This lively event will feature Asian food, crafts and traditional Lunar New Year.  The festivities will take place at the Folkmoot Friendship Center on Friday, February 16 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.   The meal will be […]

January Newsletter Spotlight

As is true of so many valued volunteers at Folkmoot, Bill and Louise Voreis stand out for their support of and passion for Folkmoot. They are invaluable to Folkmoot, especially when it comes to managing the souvenir shop every summer during the festival. Every important event has souvenirs, and Folkmoot’s summer festival is no exception. […]

January Newsletter

German Friendship Dinner Mouth-watering schnitzel, traditional games, polka music and local beer are on the agenda for Folkmoot’s German Friendship Dinner, scheduled on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Waynesville. For more information on German Friendship Dinner, click this link.         Folkmoot Fundraiser at the Wineseller In […]

Folkmoot Fundraiser at the Wineseller

In its efforts to bring more year-round cultural programming to the region, Folkmoot is partnering with The Classic Wineseller for a fundraising event to purchase stage curtains in the Sam Love Queen Auditorium. The evening will feature tasty wine, live music and delicious food at The Classic Wineseller located at 20 Church Street in Waynesville on […]

January Volunteer Newsletter

HAPPY NEW YEAR from FOLKMOOT! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday as well as a fun and safe New Year’s Eve! Where has the time gone?! I feel like we just ended the festival and now we start our countdown until 2018! Who is getting excited? I am hard at work trying to piece together […]