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Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

Diana Wortham Theatre 2 South Pack Square Asheville, NC 28801
Distance from hotel: 7.5 mi
Phone: (828) 257-4530

Enjoy the Mountain Music and Explore the Culture in Asheville Asheville a renowned tourist destination is popularly known for its festivals, arts and culture.

The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville, North Carolina founded by Bascom Lamar Lunsford who aimed to high light the traditional Appalachian Music and dance. Since its beginning in 1928, the event was celebrated through generations and handed over to the new millennium and became the oldest and longest running festival of its kind in the nation. The founder’s goal to bring the Southern Appalachian Ballad Singers, Square Dance Teams and Bands to the lime light fulfilled through this event.

The festival season begins in early August and offers a great chance to enjoy a wide array of interests to the visitors and locals alike such as; barbeque, world music, and different heritages of Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Smokies.

Amazingly, this festival has been taking place since 1927! Asheville’s Folk Heritage committee organizes many programs and events and welcomes visitors. They hope visitors they enjoy the fun and traditional mountain music of those fiddlers as much as the locals do. There's guitar and the stylish banjo pickers, a local outdoor concert, wide range of performances of cloggers, and the so called Shindig on the Green - all completely free.

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