Bluegrass & BBQ bonanza in March

Bluegrass & BBQ bonanza in March!

It’ll be a bluegrass & BBQ bonanza in March at Folkmoot when some of the region’s top musical stars combine with some of the region’s best eats for an early spring celebration in the mountains! The evening of music, food and family fun is set for March 19 at the Folkmoot Friendship Center and will … Read more

Appalachian dance classes for teens!

Appalachian Dance at Folkmoot!

Our dance classes for young children were so successful Folkmoot will offer, beginning February 16, Appalachian dance classes for teens! (And adults will be welcome, too!) Appalachian Dance Class 101 will feature instruction in flat-foot dancing, buck dancing, clogging and square dance styles unique to the Haywood County mountains.  Winter term classes will be focused … Read more

Kids can learn Appalachian Dance!

Folkmoot 2016 features our own mountain dance, too

Kids can learn Appalachian Dance, its melodic and mesmerizing flow, at Folkmoot in January! Folkmoot is offering Appalachian Dance Class 101 beginning January 5 for kids in the 6th grade or younger at the Folkmoot Friendship Center. Classes feature flat-foot dancing, buck dancing, clogging and square dance styles unique to the Haywood County mountains. Kim … Read more

Get your coconut cream pie tonight!

Coconut cream pie tonight at Folkmoot Family Fa-La-La!

Get your coconut cream pie tonight at Folkmoot Family Fa-La-La! I am lover of all things coconut. It instantly transports me to a lovely warm place.  I love the texture of the little shavings and that odd almost crunch sound they make as you bit them; not to mention the delicious cream that carries them … Read more

Good ol’ cherry pie! Folkmoot Fa-La-La!

Good ol’ cherry pie!  Yes, at Folkmoot Family Fa-La-La! The second most ‘American’ favorite out there.  Tart and sweet; that delicious sweet syrup; the burst of the zest when you bite into one of the cherries.  It just makes me think of summer. But you will find plenty of cherry pie – along with all … Read more

Banana Cream Pie is a-peeling!

Banana Cream Pie is a-peeling

Banana Cream Pie is a-peeling, yet another personal favorites – really, banana desserts in general.   The creamy sweetness of the banana always goes so well with any creamy topping and the slight crunch of the crust is the perfect combination to make your taste buds sing.   Holiday pie and holiday music will be … Read more

Folkmoot musician became father of twins!

Folkmoot musician became father of twins!

Every Folkmoot Festival is filled with human stories and one of the many from the 2015 Summer Festival recently unfolded as a Folkmoot musician became father of twins! Ron Pon, percussionist in the 2015 troupe from Ecuador, was consistently in touch with his wife back in Ecuador during the festival in July, getting updates and … Read more

Celebrate Christmas at Folkmoot Family Fa La La!

Celebrate Christmas cheer at Folkmoot’s Family Fa La La

Celebrate Christmas at Folkmoot Family Fa La La musical event – Friday, December 4,  7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Haywood musicians will be performing and guests are encouraged to sing a long. Folkmoot is auditioning its newly renovated auditorium by opening up its doors to the community. A long time center for gatherings, Folkmoot wants … Read more

It was a punkin’ chunkin’ Spookmoot Sunday!

It was a punkin' chunkin' Spookmoot Sunday!

In case you happened to miss it – too bad for you – it was a punkin’ chunkin’ Spookmoot Sunday the day after Halloween! And we didn’t let a little drizzly rain stop us from Waynesville’s first (so far as we know) punkin’ chunkin competition and general smashed (sometimes rolled) punkins down the hill on … Read more

The spooky faces of Spookmoot

Spookmoot @ Folkmoot 2015

The spooky faces of Spookmoot were out in their bewitching best over the Halloween weekend as Folkmoot held its first Spookmoot Celebration and, well, excuse for a big ol’ party! What a great time! And the community came out in frightening ways to curdle the blood of any usually upstanding citizen! Our sponsors deserve a … Read more

Public Safety Warning: Boojum sightings!

Public Safety Warning: Boojum sightings!

There is today being issued a Public Safety Warning: Boojum sightings! Recent activity suggests the 7- to 8-foot-tall monster known as Boojum may be roaming down from its refuge in the Plott Balsams to forage among the good people of Haywood County, NC, for its beloved mountain gem stones and also, perhaps, for Halloween candy. … Read more

Show us your Spookmoot costume!

Show us your Spookmoot costume! C’mon, c’mon…we want to see! We can’t wait for the weekend and the Friday night Kid’s Carnival or the Saturday Halloween Fling & Costume Party for adults! We want to see! (And so does everyone else – you know, just in the interest of making sure we’re all not duplicating … Read more