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Jonesborough is easy to reach by car.  From Interstate 81, Jonesborough is located along U.S. Highway 11 E.  It is 15 minutes southwest of Johnson City, 25 miles northeast of Greeneville, and 90 minutes north of Knoxville, Tennessee.  More detailed directions below.

Fly Delta Airlines into Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) or McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) in Knoxville and save 2% off the lowest published discounted/restricted fare, 5% off published restricted fare, or 10% off full/non-restricted fare on travel between September 29, 2014 and October 9, 2014.  Tri-Cities Regional Airport is conveniently located 20 miles from Jonesborough.

For lowest fares on any airline, call Summit Travel, our official travel agency, at 1-800-264-1223 or 423-282-4223 and ask for Angie Phipps.  Reservation hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

You can call Delta Airlines direct at 800-328-1111, and ask for File/Contract # 421117.

Budget Rent-A-Car is also offering special rates with unlimited free mileage.  Call 800-842-5628; ask for Discount #U076743.

For information regarding transportation from the Tri-Cities Regional Airport to your Johnson City hotel or Jonesborough lodging, call FL Limo & Livery, 423-245-0856 or 423-325-6554 (fandllivery@yahoo.com).

During the Festival, large, circus-type tents are erected in downtown Jonesborough with seating in each tent. When you pick up your passes at Registration, you will receive a Program of Events which will include the event schedule with map indicating the location for the full weekend programming.

The International Storytelling Center is located across the street from the Courthouse at 100 W. Main Street in downtown Jonesborough. Download a map of Jonesborough, with the Center location and parking.
*Map provided courtesy of George Moate.

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From Knoxville, TN

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  • Take I-40 E to I-81 N
  • Take exit 23 to merge onto TN-34 N/US-11E N
  • Turn right at N Cherokee St.
  • Take the 3rd right onto W Main St/Old Tennessee 34
  • We'll be on the right!

From Asheville, NC

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  • From I-240 W, take exit 4A to merge onto I-26 W/US-19 N/US-23 N/US-70 W toward Weaverville/Woodfin
  • Continue to follow I-26 W/US-23 N, Entering Tennessee
  • Take the exit toward TN-107 W/TN-81 N/TN-81 Scenic N/2nd St/Jonesborough Rd
  • Turn left at TN-107 W/TN-81 N/TN-81 Scenic N/2nd St/Jonesborough Rd
  • Continue to follow TN-107 W/TN-81 N/TN-81 Scenic N
  • Turn left to stay on TN-107 W/TN-81 N/TN-81 Scenic N
  • Continue to follow TN-81 N/TN-81 Scenic N
  • Continue onto W Main St/Old Tennessee 34
  • We'll be on the left!

From Lexington, KY

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  • From I-75 S, take exit 29 for US-25E toward Corbin/Barbourville/US-25
  • Turn left at US-25E S/Corbin Bypass
  • Continue to follow US-25E S
  • Turn right at US-25E S/Tennessee Ave
  • Continue to follow US-25E S
  • Turn right at US-25E S/Park Ave
  • Continue to follow US-25E S, Entering Tennessee
  • Slight right to merge onto US-58 E, Entering Virginia
  • Turn right to stay on US-58 E
  • Turn right at US-23 S/US-421 S/US-58 E
  • Continue to follow US-23 S, Entering Tennessee
  • Continue onto I-26 E
  • Take exit 17 for TN-354/Boones Creek Rd toward Jonesborough
  • Slight right at TN-354 S/Boones Creek Rd
  • Continue onto Boone St
  • Turn right at E Main St/Old Tennessee 34
  • We'll be on the right!