Folkmoot Live! events take place in our own Queen Auditorium 112 Virginia Ave. Waynesville, NC Beer & Wine and Local Food Trucks available at all Folkmoot Live! events. Click photo for tickets and information on upcoming events.
Photo of SUAH African Dance Theatre. Summerfest International Folk Festival dates are July 28th - July 31st 2022. Featuring 13 performing groups sharing a wealth of cultural dance and music traditions
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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: 10 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday
(Plus special hours for events)

Our Sponsors Make Folkmoot Happen!
Thank you to our 2022 Summerfest Sponsors

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