Folkmoot festival returns for 31st year

Jul 16, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for the 31st annual Folkmoot USA Festival in Western North Carolina.

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.

Countries visiting this year 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.

Performers demonstrate cultural heritage through colorful, authentic and original reproduction costumes, lively dance and traditional music. During its 31-year history, more than 200 folk groups from more than 100 countries have shared their heritage and culture at the Folkmoot Festival.

Purchase early for best available seats by calling toll-free 877-365-5872 or by visiting

Become a Friend of Folkmoot at the $150 level and receive tickets to the exclusive Gala & Champagne Reception at the Stompin Ground, Monday, July 21 to see performances from all the groups.

Call 877-FOLKUSA (877-365-5872) or email to become a member.

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