Friends & Family Day

Join us May 6, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Friends & Family Day!

Kids and adults of all ages are invited to join us for a fun-filled day of hands-on craft, music, and dance activities. Discover all the Folk School has to offer with tours of our studios, demonstrations, and the chance to make something new.

Volunteer for this event:

Friends & Family Day Schedule

Open Studios & Classes


Cooking Studio
Cooking: Cookie Decorating

Wet Room
Felt Making: Felted Soap

Open House
Nature Studies: Potting up Pollinator Plants

Blacksmith Shop
Blacksmithing Demonstrations

Music Studio
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Music: Learn a Song and Chords on the Ukulele

*The Folk School will provide ukuleles, and students can take them home!

Weaving Studio
Weaving: Drinking-Straw Loom Weaving

Quilting Studio
Quilting: Quilt Squares

Clay Studio
Clay: Hand build pinch a pot or an animal sculpture. See demonstrations of Raku firing & wheel throwing

Woodcarving Studio
Woodcarving: Hearts with the Brasstown Carvers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by live demonstrations

Jewelry Studio
Jewelry: Textured Pendant

Rock Room
Basketry: Weave A Daisy

Woodworking Studio
Woodworking: Build a Bee House

Woodturning Studio
Woodturning: Spinning Tops

Painting Studio
Painting: Watercolor

Book & Paper Studio
Marbling: Artful Papers

Other Activities


Keith House Living Room

Keith House Community Room
Music, Dancing & Storytelling

History Center
Folk School History

Craft Shop
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Live oil paint demo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visit the Craft Shop all day to enter our raffle, featuring fine art and craft items from instructors and local artists.

Keith House Loop
Food Vendors, Music & Dance, First Aid


Food Vendors


Hansen’s Tasty Tacos

Smoky Mountain BBQ

Hot Dog Cart

Heyman Kettle Corn
Kettle Corn

Black Stagg Coffee


Community Room Schedule


11:00 a.m.
Children’s Stories with Mountain Area Storytellers

12:00 p.m.
Folk School Junior Appalachian Musicians Performance

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Julie Nelms & Sonny Reighard

2:00 p.m.
Ghost Stories with Mountain Area Storytellers

3:00 p.m.
Tall Tales with Mountain Area Storytellers

3:30 p.m.
Folk School Cloggers Performance

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Morris Dancers Perform

News & Stories about Friends & Family Day


Thank You for a Wonderful Friends & Family Day

We had a wonderful time at our first-ever Friends & Family Day on May 11! Community members of all ages toured our open studios, participated in hands-on making, watched demonstrations, enjoyed music & dance performances, savored local food, and learned all about the Folk School.

Locate & Contact

Please contact our Programming Department for more information around Friends and Family Day

The John C. Campbell Folk School

Programming Department

1.800.FOLK.SCH (365-5724)

Mailing Address
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

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