From the Smoky Mountain News:
The popular Folkmoot international festival will become a shadow of its current self in 2014 if its financial outlook doesn’t take a quick turn for the better.
A culmination of items — the elimination of government support, mediocre ticket sales and less than needed additions to its sponsorship base — have led to the erosion of Folkmoot’s reserve fund.
Folkmoot is losing about $50,000 a year. As of yet, it has been unable to close that gap despite increased revenue from sponsorships and grants and cuts in expenses.