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Folkmoot Festival


Celebrate Folkmoot July 19-29, the 35th Edition of North Carolina’s Official International Folk Festival!

Folkmoot 2018 begins with celebrations of international folk dance and cultural exchange, proceeds through 10 days of international folk dance and cultural exchange at venues all over Western North Carolina and ends with a huge celebration of international folk dance and cultural exchange. Folkmoot is, without questions, the Smoky Mountains’ biggest party of the summer!

July 22: Sunday Soirée, Paynesville, Folkmoot Greenspace. An international friendship dinner, beginning at 5 p.m., with food from the Blind Pig Supper Club featuring food from an array of chefs, including Chef Jeremiah DeBrie of Intentional Swine, plus conversations and entertainment by Western North Carolina youth cultural groups. 

Earlier Event: June 23
Summer Solstice Soiree