Come to Folkmoot – Stay at Lake Junaluska!
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, one of Western Carolina’s finest resort destinations for family activities and fun, will for Folkmoot 2016 (July 21-31) offer special weekend hotel packages for Folkmoot guests.
Folkmoot 2016 Opening Weekend
Folkmoot visitors can attend Festival 2016’s Opening Weekend, July 22-24, and attend the Grand Opening Performance of all 10 International Folk Dance Troupes at Lake Junaluska’s Stuart Auditorium (tickets included in package) on July 22.
The Festival’s opening weekend will also include free events in nearby Waynesville: the ever-popular, colorful & exciting Parade of Nations down Main Street and a new event for Folkmoot 2016, the Many Cultures Carnival at the Folkmoot Friendship Center.
Opening weekend will also include a full evening performance July 23 at nearby Haywood Community College. (Tickets for this performance are not included in the Lake Junaluska package) as well as another new event on July 24, an afternoon Cultural Conversation and Dance Performance at First United Methodist Church in Waynesville.
In short, the Opening Weekend of Folkmoot 2016 will be a full immersion in all the wonder, color, dance & music of Folkmoot!
Folkmoot 2016 Closing Weekend
And…or…Folkmoot visitors can opt for the Festival’s Closing Weekend, July 30-August 1, which will feature the traditional and emotionally touching Candlelight Closing Performance & Ceremony on July 31 in Lake Junaluska’s historic Stuart Auditorium. Tickets for the Candlelight Closing are included in the Lake Junaluska accommodations package.
Folkmoot 2016’s final weekend will also feature July 29 a first-ever parade through Pack Square in Downtown Asheville in the afternoon and a full evening performance of all dancers at Asheville’s Diana Wortham Theatre (tickets sold separately). Another new event for Folkmoot 2016, a dance party will erupt the evening of July 30 in Asheville’s famed Orange Peel Social Aid & Pleasure Club concert venue (tickets sold separately).
We’ve also moved one of Folkmoot’s best-attended and most beloved free events, International Festival Day, to the final weekend and it will take place most of the day July 30 once again on Main Street, Waynesville.
The Folkmoot experience – The Junaluska Experience
Coming to Folkmoot 2016 and staying at Lake Junaluska may be the ultimate Folkmoot experience. Visitors taking advantage of the Lake Junaluska special Folkmoot accomodations package can choose the historic and elegant Lambuth Inn or the sleek and modern, recently refurbished Terrace Hotel. You might also want to inquire about Lake Junaluska’s unique and picturesque rental cottages, many of which are historic.
Inquire, too, about special additions to the package which include, among other popular attractions, tours of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville.
The Folkmoot experience and the Lake Junaluska experience are two Smoky Mountain treasures not to be missed. Combining them will be sure to create memories never to be forgotten.
Perhaps you came to “camp” at Junaluska as a child or a retreat as an adult or, perhaps, your family has visited often. Lake Junaluska is a unique, 103-year-old spot or families, vacationers, those seeking spiritual renewal or anyone simply wanting to enjoy a Smoky Mountain summer (or fall or winter or spring):
Whether you come with your family or with a group of colleagues, you will enjoy the fellowship and recreation that Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center has to offer. Gather the kids for a stroll around the lake and revel in our peaceful mountain setting. Along the way you will experience the beauty of the Rose Walk, the tranquility of the Frances Asbury Trail as well as our spectacular butterfly garden and waterfall. Your kids can take part in our Children’s program during the summer. While you are here, relax poolside and enjoy the beautiful views from our aquatic center, which also includes canoe and paddleboat rentals for further exploration of our 200-acre lake.
Along with our spectacular grounds and lovely vistas, be sure to take advantage of our many activities during your stay. Our on-site 18-hole golf course is perfect for a tournament with colleagues or just a round with your friends. Or, get competitive with a game of tennis, basketball, horseshoes, mini golf or shuffle board. All of these activities are located on-site, making group logistics and organization easy and fun.