Since 1913 the North Carolina Folklore Society has worked to promote and celebrate North Carolina heritage. Our goal as an organization is to support folklore practitioners and professionals, and honor the our state’s culture through publications and awards. Folklore professionals serve our communities through policy building, legal advocacy, conflict resolution, economic development, exhibit design and curatorship, academic research, multi-media production, and classroom curriculum development. Our goal is to support these professionals, to provide them with a network of resources that allow them to share, promote, and celebrate their work.
The NCFS publishes the North Carolina Folklore Journal, holds an annual meeting of folklorists, and recognizes the work of folklore professionals with the Brown-Hudson and Community Traditions Awards.
This year is our centennial and we are celebrating with a folklife festival! Join us in Carrboro on Saturday September 28th for music, food, art, demonstrations, and so much more. We’ll be gathering friends – old and new – from across the state to make this event a success. We hope you will join us.