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  • May 20, 2023 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Folk School Festival Barn

    One Folk School Road
    Brasstown, North Carolina 28902
Ticket Price $40.00 This event is now over

We are happy to be together again for our annual Empty Bowls event here at John C. Campbell Folk School. We are excited to continue this tradition and raise awareness about hunger in our communities. All profits from the event will benefit food banks that serve Clay and Cherokee counties: the Sharing Center in Murphy, Matt’s Ministry, Cherokee County Food Bank, and Clay County Food Pantry. The 2019 event generated $11,000, and we hope to raise even more this year.


4-5 p.m. - Stop by the craft shop for their 15% off sale!
5 p.m. - Doors open in the Festival Barn for bowl preview and selection, brown bag raffle, music, and wheel throwing demonstration and grab beverages
6 p.m. - Dinner served in the Festival Barn
6:15 p.m. - Additional bowls and raffle tickets will be available for sale
6:45 p.m.-Brown Bag Raffle winners are announced.

Tickets are $40.00 and will be available for purchase on the Folk School website starting on April 3rd and will include soup, salad, bread, beverage, and a handmade bowl.

The Folk School is proud to partner with Perrone’s Neighborhood Grill and The Crown Brasstown for this event.

Date & Time

Sat, May 20, 2023 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue Details

Folk School Festival Barn

One Folk School Road
Brasstown, North Carolina 28902 Folk School Festival Barn
John C. Campbell Folk School

Tucked away in the mountains of western North Carolina, John C. Campbell Folk School offers weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography, writing, and more. Our non-competitive and small-sized classes are offered year-round on a scenic 270-acre campus, attracting students from all over the world. The Folk School transforms lives, bringing people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. “I sing behind the plow,” the Folk School’s motto since its founding in 1925, reflects the importance of lifelong learning and growth while finding joy in every step of the process.