Alabama Folk School

Upcoming Workshops & Events


March 3, 2023 - March 5, 2023

A workshop weekend for true beginners. If you’re interested in learning a new instrument or art form, this is the weekend for you. Come learn with us in a beautiful and encouraging environment!

Confirmed Classes:

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April 20, 2023 4pm - April 23, 2023 1pm

One of our most popular workshops is back with great bluegrass music classes and Gee's Bend quilting. This four-day workshop provides a truly immersive experience with a fun and enthusiastic community of musicians and artists. This year join us for bluegrass music classes, famed Gee's Bend quilting with Mary Ann Pettway and China Pettway, and more!



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.


October 12, 2023 - October 15, 2023

Quilters, cooks, and blacksmiths pursue their work in an encouraging atmosphere while music students fully immerse themselves in old-time classes, their days and nights filled with instruction from master musicians, jam sessions, and an instructor concert. 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.

Registration Opens January 2023


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