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

December 3: Healthy Hoedown with Kickapoo Joy Juice Band and caller Sue Hulsether

December 6: Virtual Open Mic

December 10: Sankta Lucia

December 17: German Christmas Tree (Pre-Registration now available)

December 28 – January 1: Festival of Christmas & Midwinter Traditions (Registration Now Open)

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.