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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


  • The Terrace (Lakefront): $289
  • The Terrace (Northside): $259
  • Lambuth Inn (West end, Front Deluxe or King): $229
  • Lambuth Inn (East end): $209

Prices based on double occupancy. Taxes apply.

    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


    • $12

    Purchase daily at the Lake Junaluska Bethea Welcome Center, open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
    Call 828-452-2881.  

    2017 Performers Coming Soon!