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. 

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

May 4: Virtual Open Mic

May 14-16: ECD Online: English Country Music & Dance Weekend

May 14: Concert with Bare Necessities (part of ECD Online Weekend)

May 15: The Virtual Ball (part of ECD Online Weekend)

May 31: “Gladdening the Gardens” Workbee

June 10: Exploring Dance Piano Styles with Amy McFarland: Session I “The Basics”  (online, via Zoom) 

Just for Kids!  June 12:  Theater Games for Kids! with Johanna Gorman-Baer  (online, via Zoom) Scholarships available! 

June 13:  Fresh-Caught Songs with Sarina Partridge  (online, via Zoom) 

Please read these important announcements from the Folklore Village Board of Directors:

  •    A special message from the board regarding the rights of all people: click HERE
  • The Folklore Village Board of Directors most recently approved COVID-19 Safety Plan may be found HERE.

Speaking of the Board of Directors, they are currently accepting applications for board positions.  Here’s a letter from Board Past-President, Maria Terres, inviting you to join this tremendous team now, and be a part of the future of Folklore Village!  If interested, send a note to: terri@folklorevillage.org.

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