2020 Ticket Options

We want to offer our sincere thanks for registering for the 2020 National Storytelling Festival.

While this situation is unique in our 48-year history, it’s helpful to consider it in the context of storytelling as an ancient tradition that has adapted and evolved through all our world’s most wild and traumatic events. In the spirit of that long history, we’re excited to push the boundaries of how we can share this art form digitally. We see this unusual opportunity to expand the Festival’s reach to all sorts of new eyes and ears this autumn!

We’ll be announcing more details about our digital Festival this summer, so please stay tuned. In the meantime, we wanted to let you know about next steps available to you as a 2020 ticketholder:

  1. You can donate the cost of your ticket(s) to the International Storytelling Center as a tax-deductible contribution. Your contribution will help us get through a difficult year without our main source of revenue. And as a thank you, you’ll receive a complimentary ticket to the digital Festival.
  2. You can roll over your tickets to next year’s Festival (October 1-3, 2021). These beautiful Tennessee mountains aren’t going anywhere! Join us for the 2021 National Storytelling Festival, which is sure to be a joyful reunion.
  3. You can request a refund. For anyone who can’t donate their tickets or register for next year, we’re happy to process a full refund. Depending on requests, this may take up to six weeks.


Please click on the button below and let us know which option is best for you by Friday, July 31, 2020.

In the meantime, thanks so much for your support. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Jonesborough soon!


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