Folkmoot Dancers

Folkmoot USA--Host of the Folkmoot Festival: North Carolina's Official International Folklore Festival

Join us for the annual Folkmoot Festival July 18 - 27, 2014!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW.  Purchase early for best available seats by calling toll-free 877-365-5872. The full schedule of Festival performances will be posted
under "What's New" on the left side of your screen by late April 2014.You can also see all public performances by clicking the link below:

Buy Folkmoot tickets online by clicking here!

Countries invited to date for 2014 include: Taiwan, Turkey, Trinidad, Colombia, Russia, Romania and USA--Hawaii. Also invited to perform are the Warriors of Anikituwah and Tsalagi Touring Group from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and many talented Appalachian bluegrass musicians and clogging groups.


Become a Friend of Folkmoot at the $150 level and receive tickets
to the exclusive Gala & Champagne Reception at the Stompin Grounds, Monday, July 21st (all groups).
Call 877-FOLKUSA (877-365-5872) or email to become a member. 

Folkmoot USA, The State International Festival of North Carolina, is a celebration of the world's many cultures through music and dance. Held each summer across the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Folkmoot features performances, a parade and workshops by up to 300 performers from about nine world cultures.

Performers demonstrate cultural heritage through colorful, authentic and original reproduction costumes, lively dance and traditional music. During its 30-year history, over 200 folk groups from more than 100 countries have shared their heritage and culture at the Folkmoot Festival.

PLEASE NOTE: For all ArtFest (formally International Festival Day) information and vendors call Haywood County Arts Council, 828-452-0593 or see their website:

Folkmoot USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures through dance, music, costume, handicraft and culinary traditions.  To make a donation in support of our mission, please call the offices at 828-452-2997 or email 

Gift Certificates Now Available. Purchase Folkmoot Festival Gift Certificates for 2014 performance tickets, colorful tee shirts, caps, program books and other Festival souvenirs. Minimum purchase is $16 (the price of a general admission ticket). Certificates are good for the popular Grand Opening and Candlelight Closing Celebration all-group performances. For information, call 828-452-2997 or email

THANK YOU to 2013 sponsors, donors, Friends of Folkmoot, grantors, volunteers, staff and Board of Directors for a wonderful 30th Anniversary Festival!



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Folkmoot USA is recognized as a CIOFF International Festival.