International Festival Day moved to July 21

Folkmoot USA has changed the date of its popular International Festival Day celebration to July 21. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in historic downtown Waynesville.

More than 100 artists, craftsmen and international guests will be selling a wide range of arts and crafts, from Russian nesting dolls and Vietnamese embroidery to Seagrove pottery and traditional Appalachian baskets. There will be food from several cultures at each end of Main Street including Greek gyros, Asian spring rolls, French crepes, beignets, Caribbean Shawarmas, Fajitas and pulled pork barbeque.

A children’s area will be located in the United Community Bank parking lot. They will be issued fake passports to expedite travel to countries like Austria, Togo, Ecuador and Japan.

The scheduled entertainment will include the Celtic Rock group, Uncle Hamish and the Hooligans, as well as international dancers and musicians from Folkmoot USA, student performers from the Haywood County Arts Council’s Junior Appalachian Musicians program, the Smoky Mountain Stompers, Honey Holler, and Appalachian dance and music. or 828.452.0593.

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