Smoky Mountain Folk Festival at Lake Junaluska

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 Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

Aug. 30-31, 2019


The 50th 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 for the main shows each night at Stuart Auditorium will be available at the door for $14 per night or in advance for $12 per night at Bethea Welcome Center at Lake Junaluska. Children 12 years of age and under are free. Admission is also free to everyone at the outdoor tents, where performers and musicians will gather and jam each night starting about 5 p.m. 

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


Vacation Package:

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


  • The Terrace Lakeside - $319 + tax
  • The Terrace Northside - $299 + tax
  • Lambuth Inn West End - $253 + tax
  • Lambuth Inn East End - $233 + tax

Rates are based on two people to a room. Taxes apply.

Call 800-222-4930 to book today!