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.

Passing it on was a specialty of Doug Miller, Executive Director of Folklore Village from 1991 – 2011. We continue to join family and friends in mourning Doug’s passing on November 7, 2019. Folklore Village Community members are welcome to send memorial donations to Folklore Village. As Doug’s son, and Folklore Village festival chef, J. Miller conveyed to us, “It’s what he would have wanted.” Please let us know the donation is earmarked for ‘Doug Miller memorial’ and we will make sure the family knows about your gift.

Learn by doing!  Check out our 2020 Internship positions on our Employment page HERE.

These are paid internships at $10/hour.

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


Upcoming Events

March 8     Afternoon Throat-singing Workshop & Evening Concert: Alash Ensemble ~ Tuvan throat singing
March 27 – 29   Cajun Music & Dance Weekend