Smoky Mountain Folk Festival returns to Lake J

art whitewaterblueThe 44th annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival will be held Aug. 29-30 at the Stuart Auditorium in Lake Junaluska.

Spectators will be treated by performances from over 200 mountain dancers and numerous performing groups. Each night will feature open tent shows on the lawn at 5 p.m., with the main stage show in the auditorium from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Tent shows are free to the public. 

Performers include Whitewater Bluegrass Co., Betty Smith, Brooke & George Bunker, Folk Heritage Smooth Dancers, Stoney Creek Boys, Dixie Darlins, Bailey Mountain Cloggers, Fines Creek Flatfooters, Lee Knight, Betty Smith, Lorraine Conrad & Emma Best, Cockman Family, The NickPickers, Honey Holler, Helen Hunt & Tracy Best, Southern Appalchian Cloggers, Appalachian Mountaineers, Rob & Anne Lough, Donna Ray Norton & Melanie Rice, Southern Mountain Fire, Mack Snoderly & Flave Heat, Spirit Fiddle, Stoney Creek Cloggers, Carol Rifkin, Jeanette Queen, Sheila Kay Adams, Phil & Gaye Johnson and Green Valley Cloggers.

Main show tickets are $12 at door, $10 in advance, with children under 12 admitted free. Advanced can be purchased at the Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville and the Bethea Welcome Center in Lake Junaluska.

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