folkmoot-hickoryHickory – On Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 3pm and again at 6pm, Hickory International Council will present Folkmoot Festival dancers.

The second show is a sponsored show and has only 100 tickets available to the public.  Folkmoot is a two-week celebration of the world’s cultural heritage through folk music and dance, based in Waynesville, NC.

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.

Held each summer in various cities across the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Folkmoot features performances by up to 300 performers from eight to ten countries.

The Hickory performances will take place at the SALT Block’s Drendel Auditorium, 243 3rd Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601. Performers will demonstrate cultural heritage through colorful, authentic and original reproduction costumes, lively dance and traditional music.

Tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 years of age and under. Tickets can be purchased online at or at Taste Full Beans, 29 2nd Street NW, in downtown Hickory, or United Arts Council, 243 3rd Ave. NE, Hickory.

For more information about the Festival see their website at

Folkmoot Festival dancers