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 Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

August 31-September 1, 2018

The 48th Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival, to be held 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 6:30 p.m. 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.

Tickets are $12/night in advance, $14/night at the door, 12-years-old and under free.
Purchase tickets at the Bethea Welcome Center.

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


Vacation Package:

  • 2 Nights Lodging
  • 2 Continental Breakfast 
  • Access to all concerts


  • The Terrace (Lakefront): $319
  • The Terrace (Northside): $299
  • Lambuth (West End): $253

*Based on double occupancy. Taxes apply. Call to inquire about adding an extra night! 

Book now by calling 800-222-4930!