Folkmoot 2015 in beautiful WNC!
The festival and region’s biggest party kicks off July 16 right here in Waynesville, NC – that’s less than a month from now!
Our diverse lineup this year includes groups from Ecuador, Chile, Estonia, Bangladesh, Puerto Rico, Indonesia, US Philippines, Indonesia, and our dear friends and neighbors, the Eastern Band of Cherokee.
We can’t wait to learn about the culture, song, and dance of these many troupes and we hope they enjoy spending time in beautiful Western North Carolina. With sights like these, who wouldn’t?
These photos were taken at Max Patch Bald in Pisgah National Forest June 21, better known as the summer solstice, the longest day of the year for the Northern Hemisphere.
We haven’t scheduled any performances – yet – at Max Patch but we have plenty of performances all over much of the rest of Western North Carolina.
Beginning June 16 in Maggie Valley with the Friends of Folkmoot Annual Gala, we launch in a big way on Main Street in Waynesville with the Parade of Nations followed the next day by our annual International Day, this year also featuring a world-class art show in collaboration with the Haywood Arts Council.
From that grand start we venture out as far as Burnsville, Hickory, Flat Rock (two shows in one day), Franklin and many points in between: Lake Junaluska, Asheville (Diana Wortham Theatre & the Jewish Community Center), Canton, Bryson City, Cherokee, Western Carolina University and more performances in and around Haywood County!
Image Credits: Hannah McLeod