Events Calendar

2017 Folkmoot Festival @ Folkmoot Friendship Center
Jul 20 – Jul 30 all-day
2017 Folkmoot Festival @ Folkmoot Friendship Center | Waynesville | North Carolina | United States

Named by USA Today as one of the Top Twenty Festivals in North Carolina, Folkmoot is a ten-day event, held across the mountains of Western North Carolina in Waynesville, Clyde, Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley, Canton, Cherokee, Franklin, Hickory, Asheville, and Hendersonville, plus a first performance in Greenville, South Carolina. The 2017 festival dates are July 20 – 30 and feature cultural ambassadors/dance performing groups from India, Netherlands, Slovenia, Argentina, Russia, Israel, Taiwan, Wales and local Appalachian and Cherokee dancers and musicians.

Folkmoot is defined as a “meeting of the people” and delivers exuberant, educational and entertaining programs for all ages based on cultural exchange through dance and music. The festival is designed to build global relationships, foster cultural understanding and develop community prosperity.

33rd Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show @ Parkway Fire and Rescue show field
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm

33rd annual gem and mineral show put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise funds for new equipment.
60 worldwide vendors with gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary equipment and much more.
Dates are July 30th to August 6th, 2017.
Hours are from 10 to 6 with some vendors open earlier or later.
Admission and parking are free.
Address is 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine NC 28777. This is at the new fire station on top of the hill above the old fire station and show field.
Contact Donna Collis at 828-765-5519 or
Website is Applications are available on the website.

Directions from Asheville is to go North on I-26 to Exit 9 and take US 19 north 30 miles to Hwy 226 South to the right. Follow Hwy 226 to Skyview Circle and turn right and follow Majestic View to the top of the hill to the new fire station.
From Marion take Hwy 226 north towards Spruce Pine. When you pass under the Blue Ridge Parkway is will be on your left above Skyview Circle at the new fire station on Majestic View.