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 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

A great festival despite losing two groups!

A great festival despite losing two groups!

Folkmoot 2016 is going to be a great festival despite losing two groups! We are sad to have to report two of our international dance troupes expected for Folkmoot 2016 will not arrive. They were forced to cancel travel plans when, at the last minute, they were denied travel visas to the U.S. Unfortunately, the … Read more

Two days away! Folkmoot 2016!

Folkmoot 2016 is here!

Two days away! Folkmoot 2016! The festival formally begins Thursday with a “sneak peek” on Wednesday night! For the next two weeks, Western North Carolina will be awash in the sites and sounds, colors and musical melodies, cultural celebrations and exchanges and – of course – the dancing and pageantry that is the Folkmoot Festival … Read more

Dance the night away at The Orange Peel!

Dance the night away at The Orange Peel!

As an exciting new event just for Folkmoot 2016 – an international dance party with all the visiting groups! Dance the night away at The Orange Peel! Led by talented DJ Oso Rey, the dance party is set for July 30 at 9:00pm. Online tickets are here. Oso has loved music all his life and … Read more