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Community Events

The Folk School often hosts local non-profit events such as Empty Bowls with Clay and Cherokee County Food Banks. Our next Empty Bowls is scheduled for March of 2021.

Music Events

At this time concerts are canceled for the remainder of the year. Once we resume music programming in 2021, 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!

Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction (CANCELED for 2020)

Join us the first Saturday of each November for an entertaining auction benefiting our class programming. In silent and live auctions, you'll find special treasures to take home while supporting a worthy cause.

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 draws more than 70 singers from four states.

Fall Festival 2020 (CANCELED)

We are saddened that the 2020 Fall Festival has been canceled and are currently planning for the 46th Annual Fall Festival. 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, and although they have been canceled for this year, we will hold the memories of past holidays close to our heart and look forward to the time we can continue the time-honored holiday activities at the Folk School.


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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:
By appointment only, Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 828-837-2775

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