Every year the town of Waynesville welcomes guests from around the world to the Folkmoot USA Festival. The 35th edition runs July 19-29 and will include performances throughout Western North Carolina.
The 2018 Folkmoot festival will feature more than 200 dancers and musicians from Ghana, Italy, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Thailand, Northern Cyprus and Venezuela, as well as local Appalachian and Cherokee performers.
The festival also includes a gala, Camp Folkmoot for youth, a parade of nations, Many Cultures Day and the Sunday Soiree, a new event featuring contemporary folk music and dance. Visit https://folkmoot.org/ for ticket info.