Author: Tipper Pressley

Update: Little Middle 2020 Cancellation

In order to ensure the safety of our students, instructors, and local community, the Folk School has made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Kids Little/Middle Program due to COVID-19.

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Spring Green Soup

In the springtime, the 300 acres that comprise John C. Campbell Folk School turn at least 300 colors and that’s just the greens. There is not enough paint to capture it although we try. The winter passed, the woods and garden erupt and we are reminded to eat greens. Spring gardens are filled with tender lettuces and early spring vegetables including broccoli, green onions and carrots.

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The Perfect Cake for Easter

Featured in The Folk School Cookbook this lovely cake is perfect for Easter, May Day, or Mother’s Day, a wedding or baby shower or a spring birthday. It’s both beautiful and scrumptious and tastes like the very epitome of spring. If, for no other reason, you want to simply make it to mark the season, share it proudly and lovingly with friends and family.

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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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Current Catalog

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

While classes and events are currently suspended because of the Covid-19 pandemic, our board of directors and staff continue to work toward reconnecting with our Folk School family on campus once it is considered safe and appropriate to do so. Read more…

The Folk School Cookbook

We are so excited about The Folk School Cookbook. Nanette Davidson, cookbook author, meticulously collected, curated, and adapted over 200 delicious recipes. 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!