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. 

Here’s a note from board member Scott Lind!

Did you know that under the CARES Act, there are enhanced charitable giving incentives even for individuals who do not itemize their deductions?

The Act includes a one-time, “above-the-line deduction” (that is, available to taxpayers who do not itemize deductions) for cash contributions of up to $300 made to charitable organizations. The incentive covers only cash contributions made in calendar year 2020 and should be claimed on the taxpayer’s 2020 Form 1040 which is filed in 2021.

An Important Message from the Folklore Village Board of Directors

Just like so many organizations in the country and throughout the world, Folklore Village stands at great risk due to the current health crisis we all face. We have been forced to make the heart-breaking decision to cancel or postpone all of our programs over the coming weeks and close the doors of our beloved gathering place until further notice.  Read more…

You can read the Folklore Village Board of Directors Special Notice regarding upcoming Folklore Village Events HERE

You can read the Folklore Village Board of Directors General Statement Concerning the COVID-19 Pandemic  HERE

Our new print Calendar of Events is out.  If you didn’t receive one, and would like to, give us a call and we’ll pop one in the mail.  Or, read it HERE.


The barrels are back! Highway 151 construction continues.

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

Upcoming Events

June 12-14  Folk School Session I

June 12 – 9:00 am to 12 noon:  Writing as Wide as the Sky with Catherine Young

June 12 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  The Felted Vessel with Jennifer Angelo

June 13 & 14 – 9 am – 12 noon each day: Piano Off the Page with Amy McFarland

June 13 & 14 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm each day: What Makes it a Fiddle Tune? with Maria Terres