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 Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

September 4-5, 2015

The 45th Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival, to be held September 4-5, 2015 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 Night's Lodging
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • Friday and Saturday concert tickets

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

  • Lambuth Inn packages start at $125 per person based on two people in a room.
  • Terrace lakefront packages start at $138 per person based on two people in a room. 
  • Terrace northside packages start at $129 per person based on two people in a room. 

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: $10 
  • At the door: $12 

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

2015 Smoky Mountain Folk Festival Performers*

*Additional performers to be announced.

 Friday, September 4

The Cockman Famliy
J Creek Cloggers
Fines Creek Flatfooters
Dixie Darlin’s
Mountain Tradition Cloggers
Folk Heritage Smooth Dancers
Honey Holler
Betty Smith
Mack Snoderly, Flave Hart, & Calvin Parham
Stoney Creek Boys
Warren Wilson String Band
Carol Rifkin, John Fowler & Jeanette Queen
Phil and Gaye Johnson
George and Brooke Buckner
Spirit Fiddle
Boogertown Gap
The Midnight Plowboys w/Laura Boosinger
Hill Country Band
Trantham Family Band

And many more!

 Saturday, September 5

The Cockman Family
Stoney Creek Cloggers
Mack Snoderly, Flave Hart & Calvin Parham
Southern Appalachian Cloggers
Rob and Anne Lough
Green Valley Cloggers
Southern Mountain Fire
Blue Ridge Heritage Cloggers
Spirit Fiddle
Whitewater Bluegrass
Boogertown Gap
Angie Toomey
Jim Lloyd
Wilma Milsaps
Lorraine Conard
Travis and Trevor Stewart
Trantham Family Band

And many more!