Welcome to Folklore Village!

Folklore Village is a nationally recognized folk arts and culture center dedicated to enriching lives through time-honored traditions. Since 1968, 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

Folklore Village is hiring!  We are currently looking for one full-time or two part-time Program Coordinators.  Please see HERE for further information.

It’s our 2020 – 2021 Annual Fund Drive!  And 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 acapella songs performed by our very own Johanna Gorman-Baer and Disa Carneol.  Singing in another 50 years at Folklore Village!


Upcoming Events

June 26:  Schoolhouse Summer Picnic

July 6:  Virtual Open Mic

July 9, 10, & 11: In peron!  Woven Mohair Saddle Cinches, Guitar Straps and Hat Bands with Pop Wagner

Just for Kids!  July 10: In person! Self Portraits: Telling your Story Through Art with Judy Robb  Scholarships available!

July 10:  Knit Wire Jewelry with Johanna Gorman Baer (online, via Zoom)

August 3:  Virtual Open Mic


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