The 2017 Folkmoot Festival marks the second year for the Many Cultures Children’s Carnival, a kids/family-centered event, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 22, on the green space adjacent to the Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Ave., Waynesville. The 2016 carnival hosted 3,000 visitors.
International Festival Day, scheduled for July 29, attracts about 25,000 to 40,000 attendees and is produced by Folkmoot and the Downtown Waynesville Association. Entertainment features two stages, cultural performances and community dance lessons taught by twelve international troupes.
Makers and producers of handmade arts, crafts, nonprofit organizations, and food vendors are encouraged to apply for booths. The Many Cultures Carnival will host up to 60 vendors, and International Festival Day will include up to 100 arts and craft spaces as well as up to five food booths.
Application packets can be downloaded or entered electronically at www.folkmoot.org. Vendors who prefer to receive packets by mail can call the office at 828.452.2997. The deadline for applications and fees is March 14. Applications will be juried and selected vendors notified by May 1.
Folkmoot’s year-round programming initiatives have been made possible by Haywood Regional Medical Center, the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation.