Folkmoot Festival Runs Deep Through Waynesville

Jul 19, 2017

The 34th annual Folkmoot Festival gets underway Thursday in Waynesville and runs until July 30th.  What started more than three decades ago as a showcase for folk dancing has transformed into a 'meeting of people' designed 'to build global relationships, foster cultural understanding and develop community prosperity.'  Smoky Mountain News reporter Corey Vaillancourt joined BPR's Matt Bush to discuss the festival's history and evolving mission, as well as what to expect at this year's gathering. (Blue Ridge Public Radio is a media sponsor of the event, and the festival does air underwriting on both WCQS and BPR News)