Author: Tipper Pressley

COVID-19 Update

The Folk School has suspended all activities including classes, concerts, dances, and events until further notice. Folk School facilities are currently closed to all visitors, but the main office can be reached at 828-837-2775 or 800-365-5724 or A limited number of essential staff are working remotely or independently on campus.

We are still accepting registrations for 2020 classes. Due to the uncertainty of when we will resume classes, we have revised our cancellation policy and will waive cancellation and transfer fees until further notice. Please contact our registration staff for more information at 828-837-2775 or 800-365-5724.

Be safe, stay well, and be kind to one another. Together we’ll get through this.

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Administrative office hours

All administrative offices are operating on regular schedules of Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. EST. The Registration staff is accepting registrations for classes listed on our website and in the 2020 class catalog. The Craft Shop & History Center will be closed until further notice. …

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Activities: March 8 – March 14, 2020

MONDAY 7:45 A.M. Morningsong and History of the Folk School with Bob Dalsemer 4:45 P.M. Campus Tour  7:00 P.M. Scottish Country Dance TUESDAY 7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Nancy Beach & Amanda Burts 4:45 P.M. Yoga 4:45...

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Current Catalog

Embrace your creative potential, and join us for a life-changing Folk School experience. View the current eCatalog now. You can also search and register for classes here.

Our Top Priority: Health and Safety

As we prepare for 2021 programs, the health and safety of our students, instructors, staff, and community is our top priority. We recognize COVID-19 will likely continue to be a public health concern in 2021, and there is much more to learn about it in the coming months. Read detailed information on safety measures and what you can expect to find at the school on our blog, or on page 9 of the eCatalog.

The Folk School Cookbook

Author Nanette Davidson meticulously collected, curated, and adapted over 200 delicious recipes for The Folk School Cookbook. These include some of the most memorable recipes served family-style in the school’s Dining Hall and at seasonal celebrations over the decades. Bring the Folk School’s culinary traditions into your own kitchen and order your copy today!