National Storytelling Festival
One Festival, Three Days, and a World of Stories!
Make plans now to attend the 45th 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 National Storytelling Festival appreciates the generous support of all its sponsors, Alliance for Peacebuilding, Audible, Cabot, Carnegie Hotel, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa, Dunkin’ Donuts, Foster Signs, Holston Distributing, Left Hand, Inc., Main Street Catering, Mauk’s of Jonesborough, National Endowment for the Arts, Niswonger Foundation, One Stop Wines & Spirits, Poetry Out Loud, Sirius XM, The Tennessee Arts Commission, and Tennessee Quilts.
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
Find your way to and around Jonesborough, TN.
Learn how it all began 43 years ago.
Other events during the Festival weekend.
Make reservations as early as possible!