National Storytelling Festival

Come to the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, the oldest and most prestigious storytelling festival in the country. The 2013 festival will run October 4 – 6, with regular programming scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Nearly two dozen world-class tellers have been tapped to perform. From old-time balladeers to modern humorists, the diverse range of performers will share personal stories, ancient legends, folk tales, fairy stories, and more.
Two pre-festival events have been organized for local fans and early arrivals. Storytelling icon Donald Davis will christen the grounds of the festival with a special evening performance on Wednesday, October 2. Then on Thursday, October 3, musicians Tim O’Brien and Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line will host an exclusive concert.
All tickets are sold separately and advance purchase is recommended. Tickets for the National Storytelling Festival, as well as its special events, can be purchased at the International Storytelling Center in downtown Jonesborough or on the Festival grounds. For more information or to make reservations, call ISC at (800) 952-8392, ext. 221, or visit

October 4, 2013 - October 6, 2013

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