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Folkmoot! “World” Performers come to the Smoky Mountains of NC

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FOLKMOOT is comprised of international groups that participate each year and keep us in touch with the identity of their part of the world today. In addition we are being entertained and educated by the exciting dancing and music provided. More than 185 folk groups from over 95 different countries have shared their heritage with Folkmoot enthusiasts. Groups and entertainers from Russia, Israel, India, Mexico have visit our mountain region sharing their world with us.

Join us July 18-28 for the 36th edition of North Carolina’s Official International Folk Festival!

Folkmoot 2019 includes shows in Waynesville, Clyde, Canton, Lake Junaluska, Cherokee, Asheville, Hendersonville, and Hickory.

Along with our legacy festival, we are introducing several new events, including the Mootenanny, Cherokee World Games and Folkmalt! Check it out at: