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What is Folkmoot?

In July ...

An international festival!

Each summer since 1984 a kaleidoscope of musicians and dancers from across the globe have visited Waynesville, NC, as part of the Folkmoot International Dance and Music Festival.
July, 2019!

All Year ...

An Arts and Cultural Center!

Folkmoot is a year-round cultural center, with programs and events that celebrate diversity, encourage cultural conversation, and preserve and honor worldwide cultural heritages.
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Many folks know Folkmoot as an international folk festival.  We’re proud that the mountains of Western North Carolina welcome the world to our region every July. But we’re more than the festival. We’re an educational facility that welcomes diversity and advocates for understanding. We’re hosts to regularly scheduled “friendship dinners” that bring the world to our table. We’re a staging ground for “cultural conversations.” We’re a performance center that hosts all sorts of concerts, all year long. We’re a special events place that is kid-friendly and lots of fun.

Oh, yeah.  We’re a festival, and then some.  Lots and lots of “then some!”

News from Folkmoot

Luck O’the Irish Raffle

Come celebrate Saint Patricks Day with Folkmoot on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Bearwaters Brewery in Canton at 7:00pm. Between now and the event, Folkmoot

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Lunar New Year at Folkmoot

What:              Lunar New Year Friendship Dinner, part of our Friendship Dinner Series When:             February 8, 2019, 6 – 8pm Where:            Folkmoot Friendship Center,

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