The Appalachian South Folklife Center in Pipestem, West Virginia is a peaceful place that welcomes all people to celebrate creativity and community. We celebrated 50 years of service in 2015. The Folklife Center is dedicated to a mountain heritage of freedom and self-reliance and presents programs and services that reflect our pride in being mountaineers. These include music festivals, learning day camp, our summer home repair service camp, community meetings and community services.  Our focus is on education about our heritage and culture and our goal is to teach compassion for all cultures of the world. 



We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, 21 April 2018 to help us celebrate Earth Day at the Appalachian South Folklife Center!

Fundraising CD!

"Friends of the Folklife Center, Volume 1" features 15 tracks of music by wonderful artists who have been connected to the center over the years. It is a fantastic compilation! You'll hear the tracks playing on the site wide player, and you can purchase the entire album, or buy individual tracks here. 


Upcoming Events

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Season Schedule

Earth Day Celebration!

Join us for a beautiful day of activity and celebration honoring Mother Earth featuring music performances, special demonstrations, discussions, craft activities and more at the beautiful ASFC.

with presentations by Blue Ridge Bee Company & Appalachian Beekeeping Collective, a special display of herbal concoctions and other plant magic by Spiral Roots Sanctuary, Yoga with Joanie of The Gaia Den, Chakra Dance demo, massage & reiki sessions by Appalachian Healing Arts Collective, live music by CassiRaye, Option 22, StarBaby and the Rolling Oms, Tim & Maggie & Silly Strings, Live Painting with Leah Towler, drum circle and workshop with HoloRhythm Community Drum School, an up cycled art workshop with the amazing Isaac Preston, and a delicious demonstration of Superfoods Lifestyle and creation of a glorious meal for us to partake in by Sherre Prendergast Freed.

Admission is FREE.

Enjoy the un-matched atmosphere of the ever-peaceful Appalachian South Folklife Center, revel in the breathtaking mountain views and celebrate life on Planet Earth!

For a complete schedule, directions, information about presenters and more, visit earthdaywv.com!

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