One Festival,
Three Days, a
World of Stories!

National Storytelling Festival | October 1 – 3, 2021

“Like a Bonnaroo
of the spoken word…”

-Garden & Gun

National Storytelling Festival | October 1 – 3, 2021

National Storytelling Festival
October 1-3, 2021

National Storytelling Festival | October 4 – 6, 2019

“For what New Orleans
is to jazz . . . Jonesborough
is to storytelling.”

-Los Angeles Times

National Storytelling Festival | October 4 – 6, 2019

October 1-3, 2021

The International Storytelling Center is open and we look forward to welcoming you back! The safety and well-being of our guests and employees remain our top priority and continue to guide our decisions. During this transitional time, we will monitor the latest regulations and safety guidelines as released by state and regional health officials and agencies as well as expert consultants, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and will take appropriate actions as necessary. We appreciate your patience as we continue to monitor the evolving CDC Guidelines as they apply to our events.

The 49th annual National Storytelling Festival is October 1-3, 2021. (Book Early for discounted tickets!) Consider this your one-stop-shop for details about the program, as well as other useful info to plan your visit.

Later this summer, organizers will announce festival performers and other details about the event.

 

The Festival showcases the world’s best storytellers over the course of three days in historic Jonesborough, the oldest town in Tennessee. Check back often for updates!

Sponsors

Join us in Jonesborough, Tennessee for the 2021 National Storytelling Festival.

Friends of Storytelling Festival

Neal Binstock & Karen Woodall
Virginia Buhr
Kristin Crosby
Lauri & Don Davenport
Leigh & Andy Ellis
Ann Frisch
Cari & Jay Jarman
Thelma Kidd
Claudia Kozinetz & Carl Hacker
Steve Mayer & Vera Oye' Yaa-Amna
Holly McEntee & Dr. Eric Sandgren
Ralph & Mary Perry
Joan Pinkerton
Carl Russell
Lynn & JoAnn Spees
Corinne Stavish
Marilyn Stempeck
Kent & Cathy Taylor
Kerry Stubbs

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