With the emergence of the Internet of Things, technology and Internet thinking have entered traditional communities, and combined with traditional technologies, many new and better management methods and solutions have been born. Among them, the concept of intelligent buildings is also known to people. Based on big data technology, cloud computing technology, and Internet of Things technology, smart buildings provide smart and convenient devices and services for smart device users. The Internet of Things technology is entering our lives at an unimaginable speed. It has been applied in many fields. Smart home, smart transportation, smart medical, smart agriculture, and smart grid are widely used in the Internet of Things technology. The application of Internet of Things technology to the construction of folk sports characteristic towns is of great significance. The construction of folk sports characteristic towns and the protection of intangible cultural heritage have the same purpose and interoperability of elements as the development of traditional cities. From the perspective of protecting folk culture and intangible cultural heritage, it is effective to promote the development of small towns with folk custom characteristics. Based on the research on the construction of folk-custom sports towns, this paper proposes a series of data model analysis and analyzes the proportion of sports preferences in the survey of volunteers in the folk-custom sports towns. The final result of the research shows that the ball games sports personnel accounted for the largest proportion, with 156 people accounting for 48.15%. This shows that about half of the people like ball sports, which proves that ball sports should be the mainstay of folk sports towns, and other sports should be supplemented by other sports.