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 Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

September 1-2, 2017

The 47th Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival, to be held September 1-2, 2017 at Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, will offer two nights of the finest traditional music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Region. The main shows begin at 6:15 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, on the grand stage of Stuart Auditorium overlooking beautiful Lake Junaluska. Both nights will include a rich variety of the region's finest fiddlers, banjo players, string bands, ballad singers, buck dancers, and square dance teams as well as the marvelous sounds of dulcimer, harmonica, jew's harp, bagpipes, spoons, saws, and folk ensembles.

Smoky Mountain Folk Festival musicians play under the tent.
Children play by the lake at intermission.


2-Night Package:

  • 2 Nights Lodging
  • 2 Continental Breakfast (The Terrace only)
  • Friday and Saturday concert tickets

Package rate varies based on facility and room type. Taxes applicable.


  • Lambuth Inn package TBA
  • Terrace lakefront package pricing TBA
  • Terrace northside package pricing TBA

Call 800-222-4930 to book

Daily Schedule:

  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Free Open Tent Show
  • 6:30 – 11:00 p.m.  Auditorium Stage Performances


  • Advance tickets: TBA
  • At the door: TBA

Purchase daily at the Lake Junaluska Bethea Welcome Center from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Call 828-452-2881.  

2016 Schedule of Performers

2017 performers to be announced 

Friday, September 2

5:00 Open Tent Show

Junior Appalachian Musicians

Lee Knight

Rob & Ann Lough

Lillian & the New Potatoes

The Trantham Family

Spirit Fiddle

& others!

Main Stage       Stoney Creek Boys

6:30 Fines Creek Flatfooters

Rob & Ann Lough

Mack Snoderly, Flave Hart, & Calvin Parham

7:00 Cole Mountain Cloggers

Lillian Chase & The New Potatoes

Trantham Family Band

Lena Jean Ray & Tom Gardin

7:45 Mountain Tradition

Honey Holler

Laura Boosinger W/ the Midnight Plowboys

8:30 Dixie Darlin’s

Spirit Fiddle

Carol Rifkin & Jeannette Queen

9:00 Folk Heritage Smooth Dancers

George & Brooke Buckner

The Cockman Family

9:30 Blue Ridge Heritage Cloggers

Travis Stuart

Lee Knight

Helena Hunt & Tracy Best

Stoney Creek Boys

And Others!

Saturday, September 3

5:00 Open Tent Show

Maggie Valley Band

William Ritter & Sara Ogletree


The Trantham Family

Betty Smith

Rob & Ann Lough

& others!

Main Stage   Whitewater Bluegrass Co.

6:30 Southern Appalachian Cloggers

The Nick Pickers

Betty Smith

7:00 Green Valley Cloggers

Rhiannon Ramsey & Friends

Trantham Family

7:30 Stoney Creek Cloggers

Rob & Ann Lough

Lorraine Conard

8:00 Montreat Pipes & Drums

Whitewater Bluegrass Co.

The Cockman Family

8:30 Appalachian Mountaineers

William Ritter & Sara

Mack Snoderly, Flave Hart, & Calvin Parham

9:15 Southern Mountain Fire/Smooth

Hill Country

9:45 Bailey Mountain Cloggers

And Others!