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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. Check back often for updated events.

Music Events

Free concerts are held most Friday nights and 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 types, so be sure to check this section often for our upcoming schedule.

Community Contra & Square Dances and Dance Workshops

Dancing is fun! And it is an integral part of life at the Folk School. Whether you come to a community dance or sign up for a weekend or weeklong dance class, join us in the joy of moving to music!

Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction

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

Celebrate the rich heritage of the Appalachians at our 46th annual Fall Festival, featuring 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. Shop for gifts at the Fireside Sale, help us decorate the Keith House, hear A Christmas Carol, and more!


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

Office Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

Craft Shop and History Center Hours:
Temporarily Closed Until Further Notice

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