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National Storytelling Festival

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One Festival, Three Days, and a World of Stories!


Make plans now to attend the 46th annual National Storytelling Festival, October 5-7, 2018 in historic Jonesborough, Tennessee!  Beginning on the first Friday in October each year, this world renowned, 3-day event celebrates storytelling at its most magical.

The International Storytelling Center would also like to recognize the generous donations received from the Storyteller Circle of Support and the Friends of the Festival in support of the 2017 National Storytelling Festival.

Plan Your Visit

Learn more about how the Festival works.
View a Map of the Festival Grounds
View the 2017 Festival Brochure or the 2017 Schedule of Events.

Buy Tickets

View ticket packages and prices or purchase tickets here.


Travel Info

Find your way to and around Jonesborough, TN.

Storyteller Jerry Clower, photo credit Jim Cooper


Learn how it all began 43 years ago.


Special Events

Other events during the Festival weekend.

Hotel Room


Make reservations as early as possible!