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Community Events

During the pandemic, we have scheduled several virtual events for our community. As we reopen later this year please check back for updates about regular events.

Music Events

There are no scheduled concerts at this time. Please check back for updates as we prepare to reopen later this year. Once we resume music programming, Friday nights will feature some of the finest regional and national acts performing old-time, bluegrass, folk, gospel and Celtic music. We also offer occasional non-Friday concerts of various, entertaining type.

Community Contra & Square Dances and Dance Workshops

The Folk School is known far and wide for dancing. It is an integral part of life at the school. Dances have been cancelled for the remainder of the year, but we look forward to the time we can gather together in the joy of moving to music!

Shape Note Singing

Originally published in 1866, William Walker's Christian Harmony is the oldest seven shape collection to have remained in continuous use, primarily in Western North Carolina and North Georgia. The Folk School's annual singing takes place in July and draws more than 70 singers from four states. The 2021 singing has been canceled, but we look forward to the time when we can gather and sing together again.

Fall Festival 2021

We are saddened the 2020 Fall Festival had to be canceled. An announcement about the 2021 Fall Festival will be made sometime this summer. For 45 years the Folk School has celebrated the rich heritage of the Appalachians at an annual Fall Festival which features the craft of over 200 craftspeople, continuous live music and dance on two stages, craft demonstrations, food, kid's activities and much more.

Holiday Events

December is full of holiday activities for the community, students and visitors to enjoy. An announcement about our 2021 Holiday Events will be made later this year.


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John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

Main Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Craft Shop Hours:
Temporarily Closed, 828-837-2775

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