Welcome to Folkmoot!

Each summer since 1984 musicians and dancers from across the globe have visited the North Carolina mountain town of Waynesville as part of the Folkmoot International Dance and Music Festival. More than 8,000 international performers from 200 countries have participated through the decades.
Now located in the historic Hazelwood School, Folkmoot has transitioned to a year-round cultural center, with a focus on programs and events that celebrate diversity, encourage cultural inclusion, and honor worldwide cultural heritages, especially using dance and music as a tool to achieve world peace.

Hours: 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday
(Plus special hours for events)

Our Sponsors Make Folkmoot Happen!
Thank you to our 2021 Summerfest Sponsors

News from Folkmoot


FOLKMOOT SUMMERFEST 2021 JULY 22ND-JULY 25TH WHO: Check out this post introducing each group! Eddie Swimmer- From the Qualla Boundry, NC Trinity Irish Dance Ensemble- From

Thanks to the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area for supporting sound, light, and curtaining upgrades to the Queen Auditorium.