Folkmoot USA, The State International Festival of North Carolina, will make a stop at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, July 26. Showtime is set for 7 p.m. and tickets start at $20 each.
Folkmoot USA is an international festival that travels throughout Western North Carolina. Performers from the Philippines, Belgium, Puerto Rico and New Zealand will demonstrate their cultural heritage through colorful and authentic costumes, lively dance, and traditional music. Approximately ten countries will be represented by more than 350 performers.
This year marks the 29th year Folkmoot has spread cultural awareness through their popular festival. The Southeast Tourism Society has named Folkmoot one of its top 20 events for the last 20 years. In 2003, the North Carolina General Assembly declared Folkmoot USA to be the state’s official international festival. It’s an event not to be missed. Performances are suitable for all ages.