The Folkmoot staff is preparing for Thursday's festival opening! 
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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…
Our sponsors make possible Folkmoot 2018!
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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…
Folkmoot Guides map the festival trail
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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…
Cherokee is fascinating for visiting Folkmoot performers!
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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…
Folkmoot and so much more in these beautiful Smoky Mountains!
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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.…
Folkmoot's Parade of Nations: July 21 on Main Street in Waynesville!
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Folkmoot's Parade of Nations: July 21 on Main Street in Waynesville!

Folkmoot's Parade of Nations: July 21 on Main Street in Waynesville! One of Folkmoot’s most cherished traditions, the annual Parade of Nations, is always free to the public and among the most fun-filled, colorful and family-friendly events…
The Folkmoot volunteer spotlight falls on George Thomas
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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…
Please help us gather craft supplies for kids!
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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…
Coming right up: two huge Folkmoot weekends!
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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…
Folkmoot: the dream of 1973 lives on in 2018!
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Folkmoot: the dream of 1973 lives on in 2018!

Folkmoot: the dream of 1973 lives on in 2018! With increasing excitement, building day-by-day, we're all looking forward to July 19 when Folkmoot Festival 2018 opens with music and folk dancing and international cultural exchange and parties…
Learn to say, "peace," in many languages
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Learn to say, "peace," in many languages

Learn to say, "peace," in many languages during Folkmoot 2018 - it's a word you will likely hear quite a bit. Folkmoot has long been a festival which bridges cultural differences, expands cultural horizons and builds peace and understanding…
Hey, y'all! Say, "hello," in the languages of Folkmoot
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Hey, y'all! Say, "hello," in the languages of Folkmoot

Hey, y'all! Say, "hello," in the languages of Folkmoot. In less than a month, we'll be the host to folk dancers, musicians and support people from seven nations around the globe, all with special and beautiful languages all their own. And…