Friends and Family Day will return in 2022! Date to be announced later this year. The event provides a fun-filled day for adults and children to participate in hands-on craft, music, and dance activities. Attending Friends and Family Day is a wonderful way to discover all the Folk School has to offer.
Empty Bowls will return in 2022! Date to be announced later this year. Pick out a beautiful handcrafted bowl, and then savor a hearty meal of soup, bread, salad and dessert. Proceeds go to Cherokee and Clay County Food Banks.
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.
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!
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.
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.
After much consideration, the Folk School has made the tough decision to cancel the 2021 Fall Festival. Click the heading above for more information.