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. 

Upcoming Events

September 24: Dalakopa in Concert: 7:30 pm. September 25: Dalakopa Music Workshop: 9am – 2pm; with a one-hour break for a potluck lunch.

October 1: Saturday Night in the Schoolhouse

October 8: Folk School Session 5

October 8: Healthy Hoedown with Grandpa’s Elixir, special guest Chirps Smith, and caller Dot Kent

October 11: Virtual Open Mic

October 13: Senior Outreach Concert with The Firesides

October 21-23: Fall Swedish Music & Dance Weekend

October 24: Deadline for donations to the Friends Annual Online Auction.  Donation form can be found HERE

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.”