Folkmoot 2016: Hickory & Waynesville today!

Folkmoot 2016 - Sunday Performance in Hickory, NC!After a raucous and very active opening weekend, the fun continues for Folkmoot 2016: Hickory & Waynesville today!

We always look forward to our visit to Hickory. Two performances set for today, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., at the Drendel Auditorium, formerly the SALT Block Auditorium

Call 828-326-0256 to order tickets directly.

$10.00 for Adults/ $5.00 12 and under

Or Buy tickets in Hickory at the following locations: Tasteful Beans, United Arts Council. 

Back in Waynesville

…join us for a Sunday afternoon lunch, cultural conversation & dance performance!

Delight in the experience of traveling around the world right at home. Feast with dancers and musicians from 3 different countries, participate in cultural conversations and then enjoy the dance, music, and culture of a world class performance.

Folkmoot Cultural Conversations and Dance Performance: Facilitated by Folkmoot staff and FUMC members, local residents and representatives from Folkmoot’s international guests will share a meal and discuss similarities and differences between participating cultures. All ages are welcome. Lunch starts at noon in the Christian Growth Center and cost $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Conversation begins at 1 pm (Free).

Group performance begins at 2pm in the sanctuary and costs $15 per ticket for adults and $5 for kids. If you would like to attend both the lunch and performance tickets are $25 for adult and $10 for kids.

Tickets are available here.

Lunch will be served in the Christian Growth Center from 12:00 pm -1:00 pm.- $10.00 for adults/ $5.00 for children

The Folkmoot Cultural Conversation in the Christian Growth Center from 1:00pm -2:00pm – No cost.

Five groups will perform in the church from 2:15 – 3:00 pm- $15.00 for adults/ $5.00 for children. 

Folkmoot 2016 runs through July 31, with new parades in Asheville and Franklin), cultural events, festivals within the festival and – of course – those glorious, dramatic and colorful dance performances at venues all over Western North Carolina.

Folkmoot 2016 is here!Named a Top 20 Event in 2016 in the Southeastern U.S., according to the Southeast Tourism Society and by USA Today as one of the Top Twenty Festivals in North Carolina, Folkmoot is a ten-day event featuring more than 200 international performers from ten countries with performances in 12 Western North Carolina communities.

Lodging and accommodations can be found here and Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center is for the first time offering weekend hotel packages for Folkmoot visitors.

Folkmoot performers are primarily college students who are acting as cultural ambassadors for their home countries.

For the 2016 Festival groups will travel from China, the Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Ghana, Japan, Peru, Poland, Romania and a special U.S-Mexico collaboration. The 2016 Festival will also include performances by the Eastern Band of Cherokee and other local Appalachian dance groups and bluegrass bands .

You can see them all, featured together and with videos, on our Folkmoot Performers of 2016 page.

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Folkmoot, literally a “meeting of the people,” provides programs based on cultural exchange, designed to build global relationships, foster cultural understanding and develop community prosperity. Folkmoot creates opportunities for individuals and communities across the globe to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect and shared purpose.

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