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 Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

September 2-3, 2016

The 46th Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival, to be held September 2-3, 2016 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 pricing $117 per person
  • Terrace lakefront package pricing $128 per person
  • Terrace northside package pricing $118 per person

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: $12
  • At the door: $14

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

Schedule of Performers: Friday, September 2

The Cockman Family

Lee Knight

Fines Creek Flatfooters

Dixie Darlin's

Trantham Family Band

Folk Heritage Smooth Dancers

Lena Jean Ray & Tom Gardin

Helena Hunt & Tracy Best

Mack Snoderly, Flave Hart & Calvin Parham

Stone Creek Boys

George and Brooke Buckner

Spirit Fiddle

Schedule of Performers: Saturday, September 3

The Cockman Family

Stoney Creek Cloggers

Mack Snoderly, Flave Hart & Calvin Parham

Southern Appalachian Cloggers

Rob and Ann Lough

Green Valley Cloggers

Whitewater Bluegrass

Trantham Family Band

Appalachian Mountaineers

The Nickpickers

Bailey Mountain Cloggers

Montreat Pipes and Drums