Welcome to Folklore Village!

Folklore Village is a nationally recognized folk arts and culture center dedicated to enriching lives through time-honored traditions. For over 50 years, Folklore Village has been the choice for presenting and maintaining the traditional arts. Thousands of people of all ages have come to Folklore Village to gather with friends, meet new people, to eat, dance, sing and play. Come study with a master fiddler… sing with a gospel choir… dance until midnight… learn to make a basket… feast on jambalaya… join a back porch jam session… plant prairie flowers… or picture yourself as a student in a real 1890 schoolhouse… pass it on. 

Based on community feedback via surveys, here are the new expectations for individuals visiting our campus: please click HERE

NOTE:  Folklore Village is currently under a mask mandate.  Please wear a mask when coming into any of the Folklore Village buildings until further notice.

Please be aware that although we are attempting to be consistent and fair with our Covid policies, there may be children in attendance who are unable to be vaccinated or masked, which would include children under 2 years old, and children under 12 years old who have a condition that makes it unable for them to remain masked.


We’re celebrating 50 years as an organization.  Help ensure Folklore Village is here for another 50 years!

This year’s thank-you gifts include a Folklore Village 50th anniversary bookmark for all.  Donors of $100 or more will receive “Journey Around the Sun,” a CD of traditional and contemporary a cappella songs performed by our very own Johanna Gorman-Baer and Disa Carneol.  Singing in another 50 years at Folklore Village!


Upcoming Events

                                                                                                                                      September 22: Senior Outreach Concert with Trippers Lite Band


October 5: Virtual Open Mic 

October 7:  Exploring Dance Piano Styles with Amy McFarland – Session V: English Country Dance  (online, via Zoom)

October 9:  Introduction to Lace Knitting with Mary Jo Harris

October 10:  Meet Danish Paper Cut Artist Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen (online, via Zoom)

October 22-24: Fall Swedish Weekend

October 27: Senior Outreach Concert with Pop Wagner & Bob Bovee





Directions for getting here via the new Exit 52 on Highway 18/151.