October 6-8, 2023

Enjoy world-class storytelling from the storytelling capital of the world or from the comfort of your home. 

Every October since 1973, thousands of travelers have visited Tennessee’s oldest town. They come for one purpose–to hear stories and to tell them at the National Storytelling Festival. This celebration of America’s rich and varied storytelling tradition, the oldest and most respected gathering anywhere in America devoted to storytelling, has in turn spawned a national revival of this venerable art. ISC is excited to welcome you to the storytelling capital of the world October 6-8, 2023 to celebrate the power of storytelling. 

Countdown to the National Storytelling Festival



Friends of Storytelling Festival

Ballad Health

Joy Bolt

Virginia Buhr

Mary Lynn Dobson 

Arthur Ellis

Nancy & Randy Evensen 

David Gooch

Shane & Ann Riza

Carl & Vicki Russell

Kent & Cathy Taylor

Melinda Welton & John Noel

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