Clean Up Day at Folkmoot Friendship Center!

Folkmoot Friendship Center

Gather with your friends and fellow volunteers on Saturday, April 25, to help spruce up the Friendship Center in advance of our big May Day @ Folkmoot Celebration on May 2! Work begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until 1 p.m. and – you’ll get a free lunch! Please bring your own yard tools. The … Read moreClean Up Day at Folkmoot Friendship Center!

Now Hiring: Official Guides for Folkmoot 2015!

Folkmoot USA dancers

It may be the ultimate way to fully experience all that is Folkmoot – to serve as an official guide for the visiting dance troupes! Folkmoot is now hiring: official guides for the Folkmoot USA 2015! It’s a paid position for the two weeks of the festival – July 16-26. Guides act as liaisons and … Read moreNow Hiring: Official Guides for Folkmoot 2015!

Folkmoot – from two weeks to year-round!

Folkmoot USA Friendship Center

“A strategic plan unveiled (April 9th) will revamp Folkmoot USA from a two-week summer festival to a year-around incubator for cultural engagement, community development and economic enrichment.” That’s how The Mountaineer pretty accurately summed up the renewed vision for Folkmoot in the lead story of its April 13 edition. “With a building of its own, … Read moreFolkmoot – from two weeks to year-round!

Folkmoot is having a HUGE sale!!

Folkmoot Sale!

Yes, Folkmoot is having a huge sale May 2! And, oh yea, we know: you’ve gazed longingly at some of the treasures and gifts graciously flowing between Folkmoot and our magnificent dance troupes and wished, “wouldn’t something like look wonderful in my living room?” Part of what Folkmoot means to so many people is making … Read moreFolkmoot is having a HUGE sale!!

Schwab named new Folkmoot Executive Director

Angie Schwab has been tapped as the new Folkmoot Executive Director. The Folkmoot USA Board of Directors voted unanimously March 25 to hire Schwab as our official new Executive Director!  After the departure of Karen Babcock from the post earlier in the year, Angie has ably served on an interim basis. Angie is a fantastic … Read moreSchwab named new Folkmoot Executive Director

May Day at Folkmoot – Dance, Music, Food!

Applachian Dancers

May Day at Folkmoot: Western Carolina dance, Scottish music, Mexican food and much more will be part of the line-up! It’s all on tap Saturday, May 2, at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Avenue (the historic Hazelwood School) when Folkmoot USA celebrates May Day and delivers to our community the new vision for a … Read moreMay Day at Folkmoot – Dance, Music, Food!

Celebrate May Day! And Folkmoot USA! May 2!

Celebrate May Day with Folkmoot

Join your friends and neighbors – Saturday, May 2 – to Celebrate May Day with Folkmoot USA’s renewed vision and mission of a globally-connected community through cultural exchange! Much of Western Carolina is expected to be on hand at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Avenue (the historic Hazelwood School), to dance, sing, play music, … Read moreCelebrate May Day! And Folkmoot USA! May 2!

The Campaign for Folkmoot – future is here!

Folkmoot Friendship Center

The Campaign for Folkmoot, which began quietly in 2015, is raising $1.2 million for Folkmoot Friendship Center as well as year-round programs and the ever-popular summer festival, Folkmoot USA! Think you know Folkmoot? You haven’t seen anything yet! With a campaign team lead by Joe Sam Queen, the effort is leading the way to a bright, new … Read moreThe Campaign for Folkmoot – future is here!

Karen Babcock dancing on to new worlds!

Folkmoot USA dancers

Having served as Executive Director of Folkmoot USA for six years, Karen Babcock is leaving on February 27 to become General Manager of Biltmore Industries. The Folkmoot Board of Directors has secured Angeline Schwab as the interim Executive Director and will consider formally appointing Schwab as the Executive Director at its March meeting. Schwab has … Read moreKaren Babcock dancing on to new worlds!

Waynesville completes $25K grant to Folkmoot!

Town of Waynesville NC

The Town of Waynesville handed Folkmoot a $20,000 show of support Feb. 10 when city leaders enthusiastically endorsed Folkmoot’s vision for the future as a year-round contributor to the culture, education & economy of Haywood County and Western North Carolina. Waynesville’s governing board voted unanimously to grant Folkmoot its full $25,000 allocation. “It’s good that … Read moreWaynesville completes $25K grant to Folkmoot!

Folkmoot USA loves our sponsors!

Now that the festival has started, we wanted to take a minute and say thank you to all of our sponsors – Evergreen Packaging, HomeTrust Bank, Champion Credit Union, Pepsi, HVO, United Community Bank, Old Town Bank, CIOFF, the Town of Waynesville, Cherokee Preservation Foundation, the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority, Art Works, City Bakery, … Read moreFolkmoot USA loves our sponsors!