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. 

Folklore Village is Hiring!

Folklore Village currently seeks an Assistant Program Manager to handle our rentals, and to assist Program Manager Kelli with Folklore Village events. More information may be found HERE.

Upcoming Events

August 12-14: Folk School Session 3:  Saddle Cinches, Chair Caning, Kimchi & Kraut, Hardanger Embroidery, and Singing with Liz Rog

August 13: Ice Cream Social

August 16: In-Person Open Mic Night

August 27: Patty & Craig Concert

September 3-8: The Art of Gourd Banjo Making with Jeff Menzies

September 6: Virtual Open Mic

September 10: Folk School classes; Session 4 – Sea Chanteys, Nuno Felting, Blacksmithing, and Fermented Beverages

September 10: Bryan Bowers in Concert  and pre-concert workshops

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.


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.”