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he 2011 Folkmoot Festival will take place throughout twelve counties in Western North Carolina with new performances in Hickory, NC, and Jonesborough, TN, (home of the National Storytelling Festival). In this 28th year of Folkmoot Festivals, the diversity of invited countries is especially

notable. Dancers and musicians in colorful traditional costumes from the 10 countries of Trinidad, Croatia, Finland, Burundi, Puerto Rico, China, Guadeloupe, Turkey, Italy and the USA are expected to appear in more than 70 performances. These world ambassadors travel to North Carolina for two weeks of entertain-

ment, cultural exchange and education. It is their intent to share cultural traditions with the broadest audiences, partly to ensure these traditions are not lost in our fast-paced modern world. Festivals like Folkmoot do not provide payment to the groups for their performances. Instead, all expenses are covered by the Festival. Folkmoot staff will prepare 20,000 meals for our guests and the familiar white “Activity Buses” will travel more than 10,000 miles transporting groups to performances.

Monday, July 25 7:30 p.m. – Town Center, Burnsville. (2 Groups) Adults $16.

Tuesday, July 26 7:00 p.m. – Stecoah Valley Center. (2 Groups) Adults $16. 7:30 p.m. – Mars Hill, Ebb’s Chapel School. (2 Groups) Adults $16; Children 12 & under $8. 7:30 p.m. – Colonial Theatre, Canton. (3 Groups) Adults $16.

Wednesday, July 27 Hurdy Gurdy

Performance Schedule* Wednesday, July 20 7:30 p.m. – HomeTrust Bank’s Family Night, Folkmoot Center, Waynesville. (2 Groups) Adults $10.

Thursday, July 21 7:30 p.m. – Gala Preview & Reception. Private event for members, donors and sponsors. (All Groups)

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Thursday, July 28 7:30 p.m. – Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, Franklin. (4 Groups) Adults $25, $20; Children 12 & under $10. 7:30 p.m. – Haywood Community College, Waynesville. (5 Groups) Reserved $25, $20; General $15.

12:30 p.m. – Parade of Nations, Waynesville. 6:30 p.m. – Folkmoot at Friday Street Dance, Waynesville. DeChina tails: (828) 456-3517 7:30 p.m. – Grand Opening, Friday, July 29 Stompin’ Ground, Maggie Valley. (All Groups) 2:00 p.m. – Extravaganza Matinee, Stompin’ Reserved $30, $25; General $20. Ground, Maggie Valley. (7 Groups) Reserved $25, $20; General $15. Saturday, July 23 7:30 p.m. – Extravaganza, Stompin’ Ground, 8:00 a.m. – Folkmoot 5K Run/Walk & Kid’s Maggie Valley. (7 Groups) Reserved $25, $20; Fun Run, Folkmoot Center, Waynesville. Adult General $15. advance registration $20, Children $8; Adult race day $25, Children $10. Saturday, July 30 2:00 p.m. – Historic Jonesborough Visitor Cen10 a.m. to 5p.m. – International Festival Day, ter, Jonesborough, TN. (3 Groups) General $16; Waynesville. Details: (828) 452-0593 7:30 p.m. – World Celebration, Lipinsky Audito7:30 p.m. – Haywood Community College, rium, UNCA. (6 Groups) Reserved $25; General Clyde. (All Groups) Reserved $30, $25; General $20. $20. 7:30 p.m. – Western Carolina University, Fine Sunday, July 31 and Performing Arts Center, Cullowhee. (3 7:00 p.m. – Candlelight Closing, Stuart AudiGroups) Adults $18; Faculty $15; Students $5. torium, Lake Junaluska. (All Groups) Reserved $30, $25; General $20. Sunday, July 24 2:00 p.m. – WNC World Tour, Lipinsky Auditorium, UNCA. (6 Groups) Reserved $25; General $20. If You Children 12 & under admitted 3:00 p.m. – World Friendship Day, Stuart AuGo for half price to most events. For ditorium, Lake Junaluska. (6 Groups) Reserved more information, a full schedule, $25, $20; General $15. and to purchase tickets, go to www. 7:00 p.m. – S.A.L.T. Block Auditorium, Hickory. FolkmootUSA.org or call 1-877-FolkUSA (3 Groups) Adults $16.

Monday, July 25 7:30 p.m. – East Junior High School, Marion. Adults $16; (2 Groups)

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2:00 p.m. – Blue Ridge Community College, Bo Thomas Auditorium, Flat Rock. (6 Groups) Adults $25; Faculty, Students half price. 7:30 p.m. – Blue Ridge Community College, Bo Thomas Auditorium, Flat Rock. (6 Groups) Adults $25; Faculty, Students half price. 7:30 p.m. – Swain High School, Bryson City. (3 Groups) Adults $16.

(877-365-5872). *Schedule subject to change. Call the ticket office, (828) 452-2997, for additions or cancellations.

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