Travel & Lodging
The International Storytelling Center is located in downtown Jonesborough, at 100 W. Main Street (across the street from the Courthouse). The Festival grounds are spread throughout the town square, but are within easy walking distance from the Center.
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 northeast of Knoxville, Tennessee.
For air travel, the Tri-Cities Regional Airport is located less than 20 miles from Jonesborough. Carriers include Allegiant, Delta Connection, and US Airways Express. The McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee is located roughly 100 miles from Jonesborough. The Asheville Regional Airport in Asheville, North Carolina is located about 75 miles south of Jonesborough.
For airline reservations, call Baker Travel, our official travel agency, at 800-392-1055 and ask for Brenda Lawson. Reservation hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Budget Rent-A-Car is 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The following list of accommodations in the region is provided for your convenience. Make room reservations as early as possible because the closest accommodations fill very quickly. Be sure to mention you’re attending the National Storytelling Festival as many hotels have rooms blocked just for our attendees.
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The Bristol, VA area is approximately 35 miles away from Jonesborough.
Places to camp in and around the Jonesborough area.
The Elizabethton area is approximately 20 miles away from Jonesborough.
Black Bear Resort
The Greeneville area is approximately 25 miles away from Jonesborough.
The Johnson City area is approximately 10 miles away from Jonesborough.
Home of the International Storytelling Center and the National Storytelling Festival
The Kingsport area is approximately 25 miles away from Jonesborough.
The Morristown area is approximately 55 miles away from Jonesborough.