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. 

While we are waiting for the printing, view our new 2023 Calendar of Events

Would you like a physical copy of our new 2023 Calendar of Events?  Just give us a call, and we’ll put your name on the list to pop in the mail to you, once they arrive from the printing house.

Upcoming Events

February 4: Healthy Hoedown Potluck & Dance

February 5, 1:00 – 2:30 pm CST: Meet Danish Paper Cut Artist Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen (online)

February 7: Online Open Mic Night

February 9 & 16, 5:30 – 7:00 pm CST: Exploring Dance Piano Styles with Amy McFarland “English Country Dance” (online)

March 7: Online Open Mic Night

March 11, 1:00 – 4:00:  Maple Sugaring Basics with Bill Robichaud

March 17-19: Spring Norwegian Music & Dance Weekend

March 25:  One Day Track & Sign with Matt Nelson

March 31 – April 2: Cajun & Creole Music & Dance Weekend

April 22: Friends of Folklore Village Spring Hop with Ladies Must Swing


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


COVID NOTE: Iowa and Dane County transmissibility levels and CDC recommendations for those levels will be followed. In the event that Iowa County or Dane County transmissibility moves to the “High” level, masks will be required of all attendees. Notices will be posted on the front doors as mask requirements change. Call if you have questions.