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. 

The Folklore Village Board of Directors has recently approved a COVID-19 Safety Plan, and will make decisions on individual events on an ongoing basis. To see a letter from the Board President, please click HERE.  To see the complete plan, please click HERE.

In the meantime, consider donating to Folklore Village to help us weather these strange times! Here’s a note from board member Scott Lind on the important work our organization does:

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.

Please read these important announcements from the Folklore Village Board of Directors:

   • A special message from the board regarding the rights of all peoples: click HERE
   • Funding appeal during this time of pandemic: click HERE

   • Special Notice regarding upcoming Folklore Village Events: click HERE

   • General Statement Concerning the COVID-19 Pandemic:  click HERE

Speaking of the Board of Directors, they are currently accepting applications for board positions.  Here’s a letter from Board President, Maria Terres, inviting you to join this tremendous team now, and be a part of the future of Folklore Village!  If interested, send a note to: terri@folklorevillage.org.


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

Upcoming Events

August 4: Virtual Open Mic

August 5: Songwriting I

August 12: Songwriting II

August 13: Making Herbal Tinctures

August 14 – 16: Woven Mohair Saddle Cinches, Guitar Straps, and Hat Bands with Pop Wagner.  Note:  This class will be held on campus, with required masks and social distancing.

Saturday, August 15: A Day with Karen Mueller: Autoharp A to Z(oom)! (online)

Session I: Autoharp Essentials 9:30 – 12:30

*Session II: Moving on with Melody and Rhythm 1:30 – 4:30

*Session II has sold out.  If you would like to be on the waiting list, please email Terri: terri@folklorevillage.org; or call 608-924-4000

August 16: You Are Not Alone: Songs and Practices for Finding Our Way in Such a Time as This with Liz Rog (online)

The barrels are back! Highway 151 construction continues.

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