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. 

Based on community feedback via surveys, here are the new expectations for individuals visiting our campus: please click HERE

NOTE:  Folklore Village is currently under a mask mandate.  Please wear a mask when coming into any of the Folklore Village buildings until further notice.

Please be aware that although we are attempting to be consistent and fair with our Covid policies, there may be children in attendance who are unable to be vaccinated or masked, which would include children under 2 years old, and children under 12 years old who have a condition that makes it unable for them to remain masked.

Register Now for the Friends of Folklore Village Fabulous Fundraising Auction.  The auction isn’t starting until October 29, but you can get registered now! The link may be found HERE

We’re celebrating 50 years as an organization.  Help ensure Folklore Village is here for another 50 years!


Upcoming Events

October 22-24: Fall Swedish Weekend

October 27: Senior Outreach Concert with Pop Wagner & Bob Bovee

November 13: Hardanger Embroidered Holiday Ornaments with Donna Olson

November 13:  Knit a Christmas Stocking with Mary Jo Harris

November 13:  Kimchi & Kraut: Stories and Recipes of Fermented Cabbage with Bill Robichaud

November 13:  Hearts & Stars: Scandinavian Woven Paper Heart Baskets & Moravian Stars with Becky Rehl

November 16: Irish, Scottish, and Canadian Dance Piano with Amy McFarland.


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