Storytelling festivals bring storytellers from near and far together for a day or weekend of live performances.
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Bay Area Storytelling Festival
San Francisco Bay Area's annual weekend of storytelling held in Kennedy Grove Regional Park, El Sobrante, California.
Beyond The Border
A celebration of the world’s oral traditions, held every other year at St Donats Castle on the South Wales coast. It also promotes storytelling events throughout the year in Wales and elsewhere in the UK.
Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival
Usually held the first weekend after Memorial day each year in McCook, Nebraska.
Cave Run Storytelling Festival
Annual festival held on the shore of Cave Run Lake in the Daniel Boone National Forest located eight miles west of Morehead, Kentucky. September.
Connecticut Storytelling Festival
Annual gathering (April) of storytellers at Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, USA.
Cracker Storytelling Festival
Annual autumn festival (October) at Homeland Heritage Park, Homeland, Florida featuring Florida performers.
Festival at the Edge
Much Wenlock, Shropshire, UK. Annual weekend festival of storytelling, music, poetry and related arts, held each July.
Festival de conte du Québec
Bi-annual Montreal Intercultural Storytelling Festival. Tales and tellers from Canada and Ireland. October.
Four Corners Storytelling Festival
National and local storytellers of all ages participate in this annual two-day festival. Farmington, New Mexico. October.
Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival
Chicago area festival. Schedule, teller profiles, links, and event history. Geneva, Illinois. September.
Hosts annual artfests and storytelling open mics at different spots around the globe.
Féile Scealaíochth Chléire
The Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival takes place annually each September, on the southernmost of Ireland's islands. Stories in Irish and English for children and adults, discussions, swaps, workshops for aspiring seanachies, puppets, and music.
George West Storyfest
Family oriented, free festival featuring storytelling, cowboy poetry, music, history reenactments, and craft demonstrations. Weekend of the first Saturday in November. George West, Texas.
Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival
National Park Service hosts this annual event at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Tennessee.
Illinois Storytelling Festival
Third weekend of September. Spring Grove, Illinois, USA.
Kansas Storytelling Festival
Held in April each year. Evening concerts and many separate sessions of stories, workshops and music. Downs, Kansas.
La Crosse Storytelling Festival
Annual storytelling festival (since 2003) in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. September.
Mariposa Storytelling Festival
Annual production of the Mariposa Arts council, held near Yosemite National Park, California. March.
National Storytelling Festival
An international gathering of storytellers and listeners held annually on the first weekend in October in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Over two dozen tellers entertain thousands of festivalgoers in circus style tents.
Ojai Storytelling Festival
Annual storytelling Festival held each May in Ojai, California. Schedule, tellers, archives, photos.
S.O.M.O.S Taos Storytelling Festival
Two days of storytelling by recognized national and regional tellers. Stories from the Native American and Hispanic traditions,ghost tales as well as stories for children and families.
Sierra Storytelling Festival
Annual storytelling festival (July) held in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada near Nevada City, California. Schedule, tellers, ticket info.
Signifyin' and Testifyin' Storytelling Festival
Annual fall festival held in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Presented by the Black Storytellers Alliance.
Slieve Bloom Storytelling Festival
A weekend of Tall tales, myths, legends, music, song and fun in Great houses and Castles in the Heart of Ireland. Mid-October.
Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival
Annual festival held the first weekend after Labor day in historic Chillicothe, Ohio.
The Storytelling Festival of Carolina
Tellers, schedule, and info for this annual Tale Telling and Yarn Spinning weekend in Laurinburg, South Carolina.
Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival
Tampa, Florida, USA. Annual Festival features professional and youth storytellers.
Tapestry of Tales
Annual event of the Multnomah County Library, Portland, Oregon.
An international night of storytelling held each November on the Saturday before Thanksgiving(in USA)! Check listings for an event near you.
Timpanogos Storytelling Festival
One of the largest storytelling festivals in the West. Held in August each year. Orem, Utah, USA.
Indian Canyon Indian Storytelling Festival
Sponsored by the Costanoan Ohlone Indian Canyon Resource. Hollister, California. (May 25, 2002)
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