Finale weekend in Asheville and Waynesville!

Finale weekend in Asheville and Waynesville!

Folkmoot 2016 has been nothing short of spectacular and all the energies are building toward a huge finale weekend in Asheville and Waynesville! Thousands of Western North Carolinians and visitors to the region have piled through the (imaginary) turnstiles at venues from Franklin to Hickory – and many points in between – to witness the … Read more

Folkmoot 2016 Thursday in Franklin, NC

Folkmoot 2016 Thursday in Franklin, NC

It will be parades and pageantry all over the place for Folkmoot 2016 Thursday in Franklin, NC! With its largest presence ever, Folkmoot will have two major events in Franklin: a 4 p.m. parade through downtown and a 7 p.m. performance of all groups at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. This will … Read more

A very special Wednesday for Folkmoot 2016

A very special Wednesday for Folkmoot 2016

A very special Wednesday for Folkmoot 2016. With performances set for Hendersonville and a a premier performance at Asheville’s Hazel Robinson Amphitheater July 27 will be a red-letter date in Folkmoot history. The Hendersonville performance is a matinee – 2 p.m. at Blue Ridge Community College – a traditional Folkmoot appearance in recent years. The … Read more

It’s Cherokee Day on Tuesday for Folkmoot

It's Cherokee Day on Tuesday for Folkmoot

It’s Cherokee Day on Tuesday for Folkmoot 2016. The dancers of this year’s festival – from the Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Peru, Poland and our special Mexico-Texas team – will spend most of the day learning about the Tsalagi, our people native to the Smoky Mountains or Tsakonage in the Tsalagi language (the place of blue … Read more

Folkmoot 2016: Hickory & Waynesville today!

Folkmoot 2016: Hickory & Waynesville today!

After a raucous and very active opening weekend, the fun continues for Folkmoot 2016: Hickory & Waynesville today! We always look forward to our visit to Hickory. Two performances set for today, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., at the Drendel Auditorium, formerly the SALT Block Auditorium.  Call 828-326-0256 to order tickets directly. $10.00 for Adults/ $5.00 … Read more

Town of Waynesville to Folkmoot: $35,000

Town of Waynesville to Folkmoot: $35,000

A gift from the Town of Waynesville to Folkmoot: $35,000. The Town of Waynesville has been a friend and supporter of Folkmoot from the very beginning and its participation – on behalf of the citizens and taxpayers of Waynesville – is a huge part of what makes this organization successful. This year, the town made … Read more

Folkmoot 2016 is here!!

Folkmoot 2016 is here!

Folkmoot 2016 is here! The mountains of Western Carolina are alive with sights, sounds, music, pageantry, colorful costumes and extraordinary folk dancing! Be sure to see the complete schedule and purchase your tickets online here! The Folkmoot Box Office can be reached by phone during business hours: 828-452-2997 , ext. 207. The 33rd Annual Folkmoot … Read more

Say, “hello,” at Folkmoot 2016 in many languages

Say, "hello," at Folkmoot 2016

Say, “hello,” at Folkmoot 2016 in many languages. 你好   Hola   Moi   Bonjour & Salut   こんにちは    Cześć (Tch-esh-ch)     & Hey y’all!   Folkmoot has 9 international groups coming to the festival this year and even though many of the performers speak English, it is not the primary language for most of them. Be sure … Read more

Folkmoot 2016: viva la France!

Folkmoot 2016: viva la France!

We just might hear the exhortations during Folkmoot 2016: viva la France! Viva la danse folklorique! One of the best known (and best loved) folk dance troupes in the world, Lo Gerbo Baudo, will be a featured performer in this year’s festival and with them come the deepest roots of international folk dance festival history. … Read more