Folkmoot USA presents an exclusive all-group cultural dance and music event in downtown Asheville featuring performers from New Zealand, Belgium, France, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Indonesia, Ukraine, Serbia and Hawaii, USA. As North Carolina's Official International Festival, Folkmoot is celebrating 29 years of bringing the world's cultures to audiences in Western North Carolina July 18 - 29, 2012.
Celebrating 30 years in 2013, the Folkmoot Festival is a two-week celebration of the world's cultural heritage through folk music and dance. Held each summer across the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Folkmoot features over 70 performances, a parade and workshops by up to 300 performers from about ten countries.
Performers demonstrate cultural heritage through colorful, authentic and original reproduction costumes, lively dance and traditional music. During its 28-year history, over 300 folk groups from more than 100 countries have shared their heritage and culture at the Folkmoot Festival.