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

July 21-24: Annual HFAA Hardanger Fiddle Music & Dance Workshop

July 28: Free Senior Concert with Down From The Hills

August 2: Virtual Open Mic

August 12-14: Folk School Week 3

August 13: Ice Cream Social

August 16: In-Person Open Mic Night

August 27: Patty & Craig Concert

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


NOTE: Whereas we no longer have a blanket mask mandate, please see the following situations where one might be required.

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


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.”