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Music and Dance Events

We're delighted to announce a new series of Music and Dance events! These programs are an integral part of the Folk School experience, and we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome springtime with their return. We hope that you and your family will join us for concerts, variety shows, and short dances in a safe, outdoor environment. All are welcome at our outdoor events if they feel comfortable participating. Masks are recommended. Click through for more information.

Fall Festival

Fall Festival will return Saturday and Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2022. Vendor applications are now available! Click the heading for more information. For 45 years the Folk School has celebrated our rich Appalachian heritage 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.

Empty Bowls

Date and time to be determined. 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.

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.

Friends and Family Day

Date and time to be determined. 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.

Holiday Events

December is full of holiday activities for the community, students and visitors to enjoy. An announcement about our 2022 Holiday Events will be made later this year.

Community Events

Events that are open to the wider community, including local residents and those just passing through. Check our Music and Dance Events tab for more in-person activities.

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. Check our Music and Dance Events tab for more updates about in-person activities.


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

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