National Storytelling Festival
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! 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,Carnegie Hotel, Dollywood’s Dreammore Resort, Dunkin’ Donuts, Holston Distributing, Mauk’s of Jonesborough, 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.
Plan Your Visit
Find your way to and around Jonesborough, TN.
Get a registration discount to organized adult groups. View the school information brochure
Learn how it all began 43 years ago.
Other events during the Festival weekend.
Make reservations as early as possible!