Creating cultural crafts is a Folkmoot Festival activity that hundreds of kids love to experience each year. The crafts planned for 2017 are inspired by traditional crafts from The Netherlands, Israel, Russia, India, and Native Americans handicraft.

This year, the Folkmoot Festival will feature kid-friendly, cultural arts and crafts at several events including Camp Folkmoot, Many Cultures Day, and International Day. To make our kids’ craft programs a success, we ask for assistance from the community through donated supplies and volunteer support. Volunteers can contact Catherine MacCallum at 828.452.2997 or

Needed craft supplies are as follows:

  • Plastic eggs
  • 3/4” Round Stickers
  • Fine Tip Markers
  •  Elastic Thread
  • Beads
  • 1” Sleigh Bells
  • Tin Foil
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Corn Husks


Our crafting needs can be dropped off at the Folkmoot Friendship Center located at 112 Virginia Avenue, Waynesville.  


Camp Folkmoot – Hands around the Globe, July 21 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., $40. Dancers of all abilities who are inspired by folk dance and live music can learn international folk dance with Ambassador performers from around the globe. Learn basic concepts and movements, gain an appreciation of the similarities and differences between cultures, and hear the timeless, captivating stories behind the dances of each international group. The day includes “make-and-take” cultural crafts and culminates in a short performance with the groups and community participants. Families and youth groups are encouraged to register. Snacks, lunch, and drinks will be provided. Discounts are available to groups of four or more if pre-registered together. For more information, contact Caroline Brown Williamson, To register, or 828-452-2997.

Many Cultures Day, July 22, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., $5 admission This outdoor event is in its second year, scheduled for immediately after the Parade of Nations in downtown Waynesville. The event features 30-vendors, youth activities hosted by community groups, ethnic food trucks, international performers, community dance lessons, a youth performance stage with local youth fiddlers and dancers; additionally, there will be two Cherokee stickball game demonstrations. The cost of this outdoor festival is $5 for individuals over 5 years old.

International Festival Day, July 29, 2017-10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. A Folkmoot Festival tradition on Main Street. Folkmoot will host artisan vendors, food vendors and our international groups on Main Street of Waynesville.


Go to and get your tickets to experience the wonder of international culture through music and dance!