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Event Watch: Folk Moot 2017


Event Watch: Folk Moot 2017

Mark your calendars for the next annual Folkmoot Festival - North Carolina's largest International Folklore Festival! Slated to take place over ten days in late July, from July 20th to July 30th, this event is a must experience for locals and visitors alike. Read on for more information about this Waynesville, NC based festival.
 
Where, What, When
Folkmoot is centered around two main events, both of which take place on Main Street in Waynesville. The Parade of Nations will take place on July 22nd, beginning at 10:00 AM, and it is truly a sight to behold. Performances by traditional folk groups from India, Netherlands, Slovenia, Argentina, Russia, Israel, Taiwan, and Wales will be the highlight of the day, as well as performances by the Eastern Band of Cherokee and a collection of local Appalachian groups. The other main event, the International Festival Day, is scheduled to take place toward the end of the 10 day festival - on July 29th - from 10 AM to 5 PM. This will be a beautiful display of cultural art, food, drink, and dance and trust us, you won't want to miss it! 
 
At the heart of this amazing 10 day event is the cultural exchange that happens when people from around the world gather to celebrate traditions and history. This event is all about inclusion and global togetherness - so head over to experience the fun at the end of this month!
 

Stay Local
Staying in your own home away from home in the mountains is key to fully enjoying our area festivals. Carolina Mornings has dozens of amazing vacation rentals in and around the Asheville area - each one unique! For a 3 bedroom home situated just a short drive from Waynesville, NC, check out Starry Night. This enchanting log cabin artfully blends contemporary amenities with classic country lodge style, making it a one-of-a-kind home-base for your mountain adventure. You'll love the private hot tub, the on site hiking trails, and the impressive long range mountain views!
 
To begin planning your Late July trip to the mountains, contact Carolina Mornings at (855) 398-0712. A professional Vacation Planner will assist you in lining up your area accommodations. Be sure to ask about our Mountain Discovery Pass - a gift included with every Carolina Mornings reservation!
 
By: Dana Carrico