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

Ongoing: Friends of Folklore Village Quilt Raffle!  Prizes to be drawn on Jane Night  – January 23, 2021.

More info HERE

Saturday, January 23: Jane Night Online!

2021 “Quiet season” weekly Folk School classes:

Monday evenings, 5:30 – 6:30 (January 18 – 22, 2021) A Plumb Line Straight to the Heart of It: Memoir Explorations with Catherine Young

Tuesday evenings, 5:30 – 7:00 (January 12 – February 23) Piano Off the Page with Amy McFarland

Wednesday evenings, 5:00 – 6:30 (January 13 – February 17)  Allspel Nyckelharpa Tunes with  Becky Weis

Thursday evenings, 5:00 – 6:30 (February 4 – 25)  Ve ska’ resa te Malung: Songs from Sweden and Norway with Cait Vitale-Sullivan

February 13:  Special Valentine’s Day workshop ♥  Make some chocolates for your sweetheart! An Introduction to Chocolate: Truffles & Tartlets with J. Miller

March 10: Introduction to Palestinian Tatreez Embroidery



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

   • A special message from the board regarding the rights of all peoples: click HERE

   • Special Notice regarding upcoming Folklore Village Events: click HERE

   • General Statement Concerning the COVID-19 Pandemic:  click HERE

  • The Folklore Village Board of Directors has recently approved a COVID-19 Safety Plan, and will make decisions on individual events on an ongoing basis. To see a letter from the Board President, please click HERE.
  • To see the complete plan, please click HERE.

Speaking of the Board of Directors, they are currently accepting applications for board positions.  Here’s a letter from Board 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.