Folkmoot is a Top 20 Event in 2016

Folkmoot is a Top 20 Event in 2016

Folkmoot is a Top 20 Event in 2016, according to the Southeast Tourism Society.

The Atlanta-based tourism promotion organization named our Folkmoot Festival 2016 – set for July 21-31 – as one of its Top 20 Events in a special announcement last week.  The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985. The Folkmoot Festival 2016 will be the 33rd annual festival of folk dance and culture in our storied history.

Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: and Travel Media Press Room.

Folkmoot Festival 2016 PeruFor the 2016 Festival groups will travel from China, the Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Ghana, Japan, Peru, Poland, Romania and a special U.S-Mexico collaboration. The 2016 Festival will also include performances by the Eastern Band of Cherokee and other local Appalachian groups.

You can see them all, featured together and with videos, on our Folkmoot Performers of 2016 page.

Ticket packages and tickets for individual performance are available here as they are added. Keep checking back for updated individual performances.  In the meantime, please explore our year-round events. The Folkmoot Box Office can be reached by phone during business hours: 828-452-2997 , ext. 207.

“The Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Festival and Event list is an excellent guide for the Southeast’s visitors and residents.  Events selected represent the best, and often most unique, activities in our region,” said Bill Hardman, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society.

Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000. Nomination forms and deadlines are available at or by calling 770-542-1523.

STS, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting tourism to and within 12 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Please always check our Calendar for upcoming Folkmoot events, showcases and classes.

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