Get Involved

Thanks for your interest in the National Storytelling Festival. We offer many different kinds of opportunities to get involved from donations, sponsorships, volunteering, and advertising.

Friends of Festival

Want the VIP experience? Become a Friend of the Festival and receive special benefits that will make your next Festival visit extra enjoyable! Benefits include 2 full-weekend Festival tickets; 2 tickets to the Yarnspinners’ Party at the Festival; access to the Partners Retreat with a place to rest, complimentary refreshments and a private restroom; acknowledgement in the Festival’s souvenir program. There are multiple levels available. Call 800-952-8392 for more information on how you can become a Friend of the Festival.


The International Storytelling Center is always looking for sponsors for the National Storytelling Festival.   Support can be through a traditional sponsorship or a donation of goods and services.  Sponsor benefits include recognition in the Festival souvenir program, signage, announcements from the stage, website acknowledgment, media releases, and social media mentions.   Certain levels of sponsorship include benefits packages with free tickets, complimentary facility rentals, workshops, and private performances as available.  Sponsor the National Storytelling Festival.


Advertise your business and services in the Festival Souvenir Program to support the tradition of storytelling that brings thousands of visitors to Jonesborough and the surrounding towns each year.  If you’d like to learn more about advertising at the festival, please call 800-952-8392 ext. 224.

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ISC is now accepting applications for The Merle Davis Story Listener Scholarship. The scholarship will cover registration fees and a travel stipend for one special listener to attend the National Storytelling Festival in October.

ISC invites avid story listeners everywhere to apply for this scholarship by June 1st.

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