From The Greeneville Neighbor News
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – The National Storytelling Festival will feature top storytellers, Oct. 4-6.
The program features thrilling ghost story concerts, late night programs for adults, a Story Slam and more.
On Friday and Saturday, stories begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at midnight.
Performances continue on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Throughout the weekend, featured tellers will perform beneath circus-style tents scattered across downtown Jonesborough.
Other activities include the festival’s second annual Story Slam and the Exchange Place, which showcases up-and-coming talent.
Everyone is welcome to trade stories at the Swappin’ Ground, grab a snack at the food court, or enjoy a break in the beer and wine garden.
The National Storytelling Festival’s wildly popular Ghost Story Concerts, sponsored by Ramey Ford and Bank of Tennessee, will take place Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for all ages and can be purchased in advance at the International Storytelling Center or on the day of the event.
Tickets are general admission only, and it’s ground seating, so be sure to bring your blanket and arrive early!
Stay up late at the National Storytelling Festival and enjoy a night of rollicking, grown-up fun at the ever-popular Midnight Cabarets.
The adult-only stories begin at 10:30 p.m., and tickets are $20.
Elizabeth Ellis will take the stage on Friday, while Kim Weitkamp and the Broken Bucket Band will entertain audiences on Saturday.
The 41st National Storytelling Festival will draw to an end with a Storytelling Showcase of performances.
The two-hour family event begins Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2:30 p.m. and features individual performances by award winning storytellers from across the world.
Tickets are general admission only so arrive early for best seating.
Festival goers can choose from several combinations of weekend, single day and special event tickets.
Weekend family rates, group discounts and senior citizen discounts are available. Tickets are available on-site.
For more information, call (423) 753-2171 or visit StoryTellingCenter.net.