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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 43rd annual National Storytelling Festival, October 2-4, 2015 in historic Jonesborough, Tennessee!  Held during the first full weekend in October each year, this world-renowned event celebrates storytelling at its most magical.

The National Storytelling Festival appreciates the generous support of all its sponsors, Cabot Creamery, Carnegie Hotel, Chicago Slam Works, Crestpoint Health, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort, Dunkin’ Donuts, Holston Distributing, King Arthur Flour, Main Street Cafe & Catering, National Endowment for the Arts, Niswonger Foundation, One Stop Wines & Spirits, and The Tennessee Arts Commission.  Media sponsors are News 5 WCYB, FOX Tri-Cities, Tri-Cities CW, Johnson City Press, Kingsport Times News, Herald & Tribune and Cumulus Media.

Celebrate the National Storytelling Festival and support ISC by becoming a Friend of the Festival.  Click here to become a Friend of the Festival.

Plan Your Visit

Learn more about how the Festival works
View a Map of the Festival Grounds
View the 2014 Festival Brochure or the 2014 Schedule of Events to see how things work.

Buy Tickets

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Travel Info

Find your way to and around Jonesborough, TN.

Large Group

Group Tickets

Get a registration discount to organized adult groups.

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!