Alabama Folk School

Upcoming Workshops & Events


July 28, 2024 3pm - July 31, 2024 11am

Join us for Youth Folk Camp – our only Alabama Folk School workshop series designed for rising 5th-12th graders. YFC is a unique combination of summer overnight camp and folk school instruction in music, farming, craft skills, and more! Campers choose one major and minor class for the workshop, all taught by experienced farmers, musicians, and artists. Some experience with violin, guitar, or banjo is recommended for music majors. Campers who choose farming for their major should select a different subject for their minor.

  • Ages: rising 5th - 12th graders

  • Cost: $400 (need based scholarships are available)


Example Info & Schedule


September 14, 2024 9am

Join us Saturday, September 14th for a sample of all the Alabama Folk School has to offer. Crafters, musicians, and true beginners alike, can find something to love at this event. Sign up for one of several day-class options. Classes range in price from $125-150.00. Lunch is included with each class tuition. Tuition also includes the majority of supplies needed.


  • 8:00-8:45 am Student Check-In
  • 9:00-11:45 am Class Session One
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00-3:30 pm Class Session Two
  • 3:45 pm Head Home!

Register Here

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October 10, 2024 4pm - October 13, 2024 1pm

Quilters, basket weavers, and blacksmiths pursue their work in an encouraging atmosphere while music students fully immerse themselves in old-time study, their days and nights filled with instruction from expert musicians, jam sessions, and an instructor concert. Participants will choose one workshop for the entire event. Afternoon mini classes give participants a chance to take part in learning something totally new. With more than 1,140 acres of forest consisting of breathtaking canyons, waterfalls, miles of hiking trails, and glistening streams, there’s plenty of exploring to do during your free time. Take a hike, go canoeing, or pick a porch and rocking chair to relax.

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November 21, 2024 4pm - November 24, 2024 10am

Bring your personal projects and join us for a long weekend of focused time to rest and create. We'll provide all your meals, access to wifi, nature trails, quiet space to work and rest, and evening refreshments.

Cost Dependent on Lodging: scroll down for details.

  • Lodge Room for One: $425.00
  • Lodge Room for Two $580.00 ($290.00 per person)
  • Dorm Bed: $175.00
  • Additional Program Fees and Registration Information coming Summer 2024

"I've been to the Folk School Old Time week for 2 or three years. Wonderful experience in a beautiful setting. I'll come again as soon as my shoulders allow me to fiddle. Great instruction." - Mary Brugh