Alabama Folk School

Upcoming Workshops & Events


July 28, 2023 - July 31, 2023

Join us for Youth Folk Camp - our only Alabama Folk School workshop designed just for teens. Youth Folk Camp is a unique combination of summer overnight camp and folk school instruction in music, art, farming, and more! Campers choose one major and minor class for the session, all taught by expert musicians and artists.

2023 Major and Minor Choices:


September 2, 2023 9am

Join us Labor Day Weekend for a sample of all the Alabama Folk School has to offer. Sign up for one of our day classes for an immersive experience or choose a demonstration pass to experience live music, teacher demonstrations in baking, pottery, dancing, and more! Options available for lodging and meals throughout the weekend.

Registration opens spring of 2023.

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October 12, 2023 - October 15, 2023

Join us for our annual Old-Time weekend where quilters and blacksmiths pursue their work while music students fully immerse themselves in old-time classes, their days and nights filled with instruction from expert musicians, jam sessions, and an instructor concert. This year's lineup includes classes with the Onlies, Nokosee Fields, and the return of Jeff Claus and Judy Hyman of the Horseflies! Afternoon mini classes give all 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.




November 9, 2023 - November 12, 2023

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

Registration opens summer of 2023.

"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, Facebook Review