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Folkmoot USA: North Carolina's International Folk Festival

Program Number: 15162RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/21/2013 - 7/24/2013;
Duration: 3 nights
Location: Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
Price starting at: $429.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Music Festivals Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 8; 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt    

Enjoy a true behind-the-scenes look of Folkmoot USA, an international folk festival steeped in tradition and dedicated to the celebrating the cultures of countries around the world through music and dance. Folkmoot (an Old English word meaning “meeting of the people”) has featured performers from more than 100 countries since its inception in 1984! Attend performances, participate in a workshop with one of the groups and even learn a folk dance.




Highlights

• Enjoy two performances by renowned dance groups and meet some dancers in the facility where they eat, sleep and practice.
• Study Folkmoot’s history and learn about the planning of the festival with its more than 350 performers from all corners of the globe.
• Explore historic Waynesville, a lovely town nestled between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile per day; some stairs.




Date Specific Information

7-21-2013

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by Intentional Growth Center.




Lake Junaluska

The Blue Ridge Parkway runs along the ridgelines of Haywood County, offering visitors to Lake Junaluska a beautiful view of the Southern Appalachians Mountains. Asheville and the famous Biltmore Estate are a short drive away.



Accommodations
Modern hotel overlooking Lake Junaluska with dining room views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Alcohol- and smoke-free facilities.
Meals and Lodgings
   Terrace Hotel
  Lake Junaluska, North Carolina 3 nights
 Terrace Hotel
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Hotel over-looking the lake in a mountain valley with tennis, boating, swimming, golfing, and a walking trail around the lake.
  Contact info: 689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com
  Room amenities: Coffee. Iron, ironing board and hair dryer available upon request. Internet access.
  Facility amenities: Private baths, air-conditioning, buffet meals served in a dining room over-looking the lake.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: call for rates 1-800-222-4930. Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. Meals available. 1-800-222-4930.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: call for rates 1-800-222-4930. Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. Meals available. 1-800-222-4930.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Registration from 1:30 - 3:00pm in Terrace Hotel lobby. You will be staying at Terrace Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Wrap-up session after breakfast 8:45-9:15am. Class is dismissed at 9:15am You will be staying at Terrace Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
  Nearest city or town:  Waynesville, NC
  Nearest highway: Highway 19/23/74 and Interstate 40
  Nearest airport:  Asheville, NC
  From End of Program
  Location: Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Asheville

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
828-452-2881 x384
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

(Subject to change)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

35 miles

   

The conference usually has a contract with a commercial service in Asheville. Call 452-2881 ext 384 for details.

 
Driving Directions
  From the East (Asheville) I-40 West to Exit 27 (Hwy. 19, 23, 74) 25 miles; follow Hwy. 19 South 4.1 miles to Exit 103; continue on Hwy 19 South 1 mile to second entrance through stone gate on right to Lake Junaluska Assembly. Turn right on N.Lakeshore Drive; at next intersection, turn right and continue on N.Lakeshore Drive to: Terrace Hotel (on the left) .5 mile. To Lambuth Inn, continue on Lakeshore Drive up the hill to the cross and take a sharp left.
  From the North on I-81 After entering the state of Tennessee, continue to Exit 57, exit onto US-23 and/or I-26 south to Johnson City. Follow US-23/I-26 into North Carolina, into Asheville. Take right ramp onto I-240 towards US-74A/I-26/I-40 W. Follow I-240 to Exit 1A, take ramp onto I-40 W towards Canton/Knoxville, then follow directions form Asheville (above).
  From the South (Atlanta) I-85 North to I-985 to Hwy 23 North to Waynesville, NC (187 miles). At Exit 102B take Hwy 276 North 1.3 miles to junction of Hwy 19 South. Turn right on Hwy 19. Drive a short distance to Lake Junaluska Assembly entrance which will be on your left. Turn left on N Lakeshore Drive and at the next intersection, turn right and continue on Lakeshore Drive to Terrace Hotel (on the left) .5 mile. To Lambuth Inn, continue on Lakeshore Drive up the hill to the cross and take a sharp left.
  From the West (Knoxville) I-40 East to Exit 20 (90 miles; take Hwy 276 to Hwy 19 North (5.8 miles). Turn left on Hwy 19North and continue 3 miles to Lake Junaluska Assembly entrance. Turn left on N.Lakeshore Drive; at next intersection turn right and continue on Lakeshore Drive to Terrace Hotel (on the left) .5 mile. To Lambuth Inn, continue on Lakeshore Drive up the hill to the cross and take a sharp left.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Registration, Check In. Sunday performance in the afternoon. Orientation in the evening.
(Sunday, July 21)
   
 Afternoon: Check-In at the Terrace Hotel Lobby from 1:30 - 3:00 pm. Folkmoot "World Friendship Day" Sunday performance in Stuart Auditorium across from the Terrace Hotel at 3:30 pm. Visit www.folkmootusa.org in the spring to see the 2013 line-up of performers! Registration continues after the program.
 Dinner: Dinner in Hotel dinning room overlooking the lake. All meals served buffet style.
 Evening: 7:00 Orientation - 202 Harrell Center.
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: History of Folkmoot. Explore Festival. Evening entertainment
(Monday, July 22)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in hotel dining room
 Morning: Class on the History of Folkmoot (how it got started) and what is involved in planning event (guides, volunteer assignment, arranging performances throughout the area); documentary film on Folkmoot.
 Lunch: Buffet lunch in hotel dining room
 Afternoon: Tour Lake Junaluska grounds by boat or trolley, depending on the weather. Enjoy Mountain Culture and Stories with Marilyn McMinn McCredie
 Dinner: Buffet dinner in hotel dining room
 Evening: Folk Dance Participation with Flora MacDonald Gammon.
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Dance Workshop. Explore historic main street Waynesville. Free time. Folkmoot Performance
(Tuesday, July 23)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in hotel dining room
 Morning: Travel to Folkmoot Center; workshops with one of the international dance groups.
 Lunch: Lunch with the dancers at Folkmoot Center
 Afternoon: Leave Folkmoot Center for optional excursion to historic main street in Waynesville; return to hotel for free time.
 Dinner: Buffet dinner in hotel dining room
 Evening: Entertainment/Performance. Travel to historic Colonial Theater in Canton to see performance by scheduled international dance groups.
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Breakfast and morning wrap-up session.
(Wednesday, July 24)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in hotel dining room
 Morning: Wrap-up session 8:45 -9:15am.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Lake Junaluska, North Carolina Lake Junaluska and surrounding areas
On the grounds: Golf (adjacent to Lake Junaluska); Tennis, Shuffleboard, walk around the lake (featuring the Rose Walk, Foot Bridge, Asbury Trail;swimming; paddle boats and canoeing; Corneille Bryan Native Garden; The United Methodist Heritage Center; Junaluska Bookstore and Café Shop; World Methodist Museum; Susanna Wesley Gardens. Nearby places of interest: Downtown Waynesville with many unique shops; Asheville; Biltmore Estate in Asheville; Blue Ridge Parkway; Cherokee Indian Reservation; Dillsboro, Maggie Valley, Smoky Mountain National Park. For additional information, visit www.lakejunaluska.com
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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