Folkmoot Festival 2017 – A World of Dance!

They will come from as far away as Africa, Asia & Eastern Europe to dance, build peace and exchange cultures with each other and with us during Folkmoot Festival 2017, set for July 20 – 30!

Nearly a dozen different dance troupes will perform all over Western North Carolina – and for the first time at our own Folkmoot Friendship Center in Waynesville – in the 34th Annual Folkmoot Festival, North Carolina’s Official International Folklife Festival.

Folkmoot - Many Cultures, One CommunityFor the 2017 Festival groups will travel from India, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Argentina, Russia, Israel, Canada featuring Welsh dance and a special U.S-Africa collaboration. The 2017 Festival will also include performances by the Eastern Band of Cherokee and other local Appalachian groups.

You can see them all, featured together and with videos, on our Folkmoot Performers of 2017 page.

Ticket packages and tickets for individual performance are available here as they are added. Keep checking back for updated individual performances.  In the meantime, please explore our year-round events. The Folkmoot Box Office can be reached by phone during business hours: 1-828-452-2997

Please always check our Schedule of Events for upcoming Folkmoot events, showcases and classes.

Our visiting dance troupes for the 2017 Festival will include:

From The Netherlands, the Dance Group Paloina Amsterdam:


From the India, Utkarsh Dance Academy LLP:


From Slovenia, Koleda:


From Argentina, Sentimiento Criollo:


From Russia, Ogon’ki:

From Israel, Ayalot Hanegev:


From Canada, McConnell School of Irish Dance:


Please always check our Calendar for upcoming Folkmoot events, showcases and classes.

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