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 unless you are fully vaccinated.

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!

All donors will receive a 50th anniversary Folklore Village sticker.  Donors of $100 or more will receive the CD “50 Years of Dance Music at Folklore Village.”

*Note: Married Couple Taxpayers who file jointly, can deduct $600 in charitable donations on their 2021 Federal income tax returns, even if you do not normally itemize!  Ordinarily, taxpayers that elect the standard deduction on federal income taxes cannot claim deductions for charitable contributions. However, due to the American Rescue Plan, taxpayers can deduct $300 apiece, or up to $600 in donations to qualifying charities on their 2021 federal income tax return.


Upcoming Events

December 7: Virtual Open Mic

December 29 – January 1: Festival of Christmas & Midwinter Traditions Registration now open!


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