Please help us gather craft supplies for kids!
Creating cultural crafts is a Folkmoot Festival tradition and an activity in which hundreds of kids love to participate each year.
Folkmoot Festival 2018 will feature kid-friendly, cultural arts and crafts at Camp Folkmoot, Many Cultures Day, and International Day. To make our kids’ craft programs a success, we need your help! Please help us gather craft supplies – donations of supplies or cash are welcome. Volunteers can contact Catherine MacCallum, 828.452.2997, or fill out this online form (and, please, note “craft donation” on the form).
The crafts planned for 2018 are inspired by traditional crafts from The Netherlands, Israel, Russia, India, and from Native Americans handicraft. We need help gathering supplies such as: rubber bands, yarn, Playdoh, duct tape of all colors, glue sticks, Scotch Tape, washi Tape, streamers and detergent.
Crafting supplies and donations will be happily accepted at the Folkmoot Friendship Center located at 112 Virginia Avenue, Waynesville.
Folkmoot 2018 opens July 19 and runs through July 29 and will feature performing dance troupes from Ghana, Italy, Czech Republic, Mexico, Thailland and Northern Cyprus and Venezuela as well as Anglo Appalachian and, as always, Cherokee dancers and musicians.
Camp Folkmoot – Hands around the Globe, July 20 – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., $30. Youth dancers of all abilities who are inspired by folk dance and live music can learn international folk dance with Ambassador performers from around the globe. Learn basic concepts and movements, gain an appreciation of the similarities and differences between cultures, and hear the timeless, captivating stories behind the dances of each international group. The day includes “make-and-take” cultural crafts and culminates in a short performance with the groups and community participants. Families and youth groups are encouraged to register. Snacks, lunch, and drinks will be provided. Discounts are available to groups of four or more if pre-registered together. For more information or to register for camp, contact Elizabeth Burson, 828.452.2997.
Many Cultures Day, July 21, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., $5 admission. Scheduled for immediately after the Parade of Nations in downtown Waynesville, this event features 30-vendors, youth activities hosted by community groups, ethnic food trucks, international performers, community dance lessons, a youth performance stage with local youth fiddlers and dancers; additionally, there will be two Cherokee stickball game demonstrations. The cost of this outdoor festival is $5 for individuals over 5 years old.
International Festival Day, July 28, 2017-10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. A Folkmoot Festival tradition on Main Street. Folkmoot will host artisan vendors, food vendors and our international groups on Main Street of Waynesville.