World of Fortune Trivia Night! (and a chance to win $5,000!)

World of Fortune Trivia Night!

Test your knowledge of the globe, compete against others at World of Fortune Trivia Night!

That’s right, bring your smart friends, form a team and, maybe, win as much as $5,000 at Folkmoot’s World of Fortune Trivia Night – Thursday, June 14 at BearWaters Brewery in Canton!

The fun – and potentially enriching – night starts a 6 p.m.

World of Fortune Trivia Night!Do you know the capitol of Croatia? Name the mountain chain which stretches from the Arctic Ocean to Kazakhstan. Spell Kuala Lumpur…wait, we just gave you that one!!

Teams of 4-6 people will compete brain to brain for an epic battle to win in the contest’s $500 top prize and intellectual glory in the realm of world culture. Register for the contest & prize money here. Trivia contestants will find a $20 entry fee for each team member. 

The $5,000 prize will go the winner of a very special drawing at the end of the evening. Between now and the event on June 14, Folkmoot representatives are selling 200 tickets for $100 each to enter the drawing for $5,000. The $100 entry fee can be shared between family and friends, neighbors, clubs and associations. Please call Folkmoot, 828-452-2997 to learn more.

Folkmoot experts have planned four rounds of twenty questions on topics like world history, global politics, current affairs, international movies, languages, arts & culture, geography, food, wine, beer and war & peace

Folkmoot’s year-round programming initiatives have been made possible by Haywood Regional Medical Center, the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and Western Carolina University.

Folkmoot is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating many cultures in one community. The Folkmoot Friendship Center is located in the Historic Hazelwood School at 112 Virginia Avenue in Waynesville.

And, by the way, Folkmoot 2018 opens July 19 and runs through July 29.

Ticket packages and tickets for individual Folkmoot 2018 performances are available here.

This summer’s festival will include dance troupes from Ghana, Italy, Czech Republic, Venezuela, Mexico, Northern Cyprus and Thailand as well as Anglo Appalachian and Cherokee dancers and musicians.

You can see all our visiting dance troupes, featured together and with videos, on our Folkmoot Performers 2018 page.

Canton Performance & After Party

On Tuesday, July 25th, the Folkmoot Festival will make its way to Canton, NC. There will be a performance by four international groups and Stuart Brothers Band, representing southern Appalachian culture, at the Colonial Theatre, 53 Park St at 7:00 p.m. The Colonial Theater is a 2 ½ story colonial style, historic movie theater built in 1932. The theater has 650 seats and has been renovated and is used for concerts, movies, plays, and more. Adult tickets are $20 and student tickets are $5. This Folkmoot performance is sponsored by Evergreen Packaging.

After the performance, the international groups will parade over to the new Bearwaters Brewing Company for an after party starting at 8:30. This gives the community a chance to mingle with the international performers while enjoying drinks and delicious foods. Folkmoot is expecting a crowd, so make sure you arrive early in order to make food orders!

Named by USA Today as one of the Top Twenty Festivals in North Carolina, Folkmoot is a ten-day event, held across the mountains of Western North Carolina in Waynesville, Clyde, Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley, Canton, Cherokee, Franklin, Hickory, Asheville, and Hendersonville, plus a first performance in Greenville, South Carolina. The 2017 festival dates are July 20 – 30 and each event offers unique opportunities for an entertaining cultural experience that is fun for individuals of all ages.

Folkmoot is defined as a “meeting of the people” and delivers exuberant, educational and entertaining programs for all ages based on cultural exchange through dance and music. The festival is designed to build global relationships, foster cultural understanding and develop community prosperity.

For tickets visit and experience the wonder of international music and dance!