Folkmoot Festival

Named by USA Today as one of the Top Twenty Festivals in North Carolina, Folkmoot is a ten-day event, held across the mountains of Western North Carolina in Waynesville, Clyde, Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley, Canton, Cherokee, Franklin, Hickory, Asheville, and Hendersonville, plus a first performance in Greenville, South Carolina. The 2018 festival dates are July 19 – 29 and feature cultural ambassadors/dance performing groups from India, Netherlands, Slovenia, Argentina, Russia, Israel, Taiwan, Wales and local Appalachian and Cherokee dancers and musicians.

Folkmoot is defined as a “meeting of the people” and delivers exuberant, educational and entertaining programs for all ages based on cultural exchange through dance and music.  The festival is designed to build global relationships, foster cultural understanding and develop community prosperity.

Review the daily schedule to find featured Traditional Music events.

Visit for a complete list of the daily schedule, event locations, and event admission fees.

Event Details

Cost Ticketed/Admission Charged
Prices vary pending event. Please visit Folkmoot website for complete cost details.
Music Styles Bluegrass
Cherokee Music and Dance
Event Type Festival
  • ✔ Can Accommodate Groups
  • ✔ Family Friendly

Contact Info

Phone (828) 452-2997

Upcoming Dates:

  • Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 12:00am - Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 12:00pm