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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 44th annual National Storytelling Festival, October 7-9, 2016 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.

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Plan Your Visit

Learn more about how the Festival works
View a Map of the Festival Grounds
View the 2016 Festival Brochure or the 2015 Schedule of Events to see how things work.

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!