Folkmoot 2015 – places to go, things to do!

Folkmoot 2015 – places to go, things to do!

The 2015 Folkmoot Festival is just around the corner: July 16-26! (schedule and tickets here) And the day is getting closer for our 2015 line up of dance troupes to arrive in Waynesville, NC to dance, sing, share – and also enjoy our beautiful and bountiful region of Western North Carolina.

They will have places to go and things to do but we hope they will also get to slow down and enjoy WNC summers like we do. It’s a small part of what we have to share with our friends from foreign lands. During the festival each group will have a day off to explore and have fun wherever they choose.

Visitors coming to the festival from outside the region – thousands of them – will also want to take some time to enjoy the region’s attractions, scenery and overall unique character.

Our friends (and Folkmoot Sponsors) at the Haywood County Tourist Development Authority – Homegrown in Haywood have plenty of suggestions for activities, attractions, places to stay and places to eat and many different ways to enjoy Waynesville, Haywood County and all of Western Carolina.


This photo was taken at Sam’s Knob in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of Pisgah National Forest. Perhaps a Folkmoot group will be able to summit the knob on one of their days off.

But if hiking isn’t your thing, how about a scenic drive? We have plenty of shopping, too. And, then, we have the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Or maybe you’d like to visit our myriad centers of cultural arts or our many fun, family attractions. Waterfalls? You won’t believe some of them. How about a little fishing or golf, cycling or horse back riding? (And don’t forget to come back in fall for the leaves and stay the winter.)

We are blessed with an unparalleled playground in Western Carolina.

We hope you have time to experience Folkmoot during your WNC summer. Whether just visiting, or a resident of the mountains, we make it easy by coming to you. Folkmoot 2015 has 22 performances throughout Western North Carolina. So come join us to sing, dance, and share culture.

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Folkmoot 2015 - places to see, things to do!