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Storytelling Festivals USA

Alabama (AL)

Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival
Brundidge, Alabama, USA
Annual festival in January
http://www.piddle.org/storytelling.htm

Front Porch Storytelling Festival
Florence, Alabama, USA
Annual festival in May
http://www.una.edu/storytelling/

Tale Tellin' Festival
Selma, Alabama, USA
Annual festival in October
http://taletellin.selmaalabama.com/

Spirit of Athens Storytelling Festival
Athens, Alabama, USA
Annual festival in October
http://www.athensstorytellingfestival.com/

 

Alaska (AK)

Extreme Trail Tales: An Iditarod Event
Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Annual event in March
http://www.storytellersguildofanchorage.org/

 

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona Aloha Festival
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Annual festival in March
http://www.azalohafest.org/

Arkansas (AR)

Fairfield Bay Storytelling Festival
Fairfield Bay, Arkansas, USA
Annual festival in April
http://fairfieldbaystoryfest.com

 

California (CA)

San Diego Storytelling Festival
Encinitas, California, USA
Annual festival in March
http://www.storytellersofsandiego.org

Mariposa Storytelling Festival
Mariposa, California, USA
Annual festival in March
http://www.mariposaartscouncil.org/mariposa-storytelling-festival/

Bay Area Storytelling Festival
El Sobrante, California, USA
Annual festival in May
http://www.bayareastorytelling.org

Ojai Storytelling Festival
Ojai, California, USA
Annual festival in May
http://www.ojaistoryfest.org/

Sierra Storytelling Festival
Nevada City, California, USA
Annual festival in July
http://www.sierrastorytellingfestival.org/

LA Storytelling Festival
Culver City, California, USA
Annual festival in November
http://www.lastorytellingfestival.com/

 

Colorado (CO)

Rocky Mountain Storyteller's Conference
Broomfield, Colorado, USA
Annual conference in September
http://www.rmstory.org/

 

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut Storytelling Festival
New London, Connecticut, USA
Annual festival in April
http://www.connstorycenter.org/festival.htm

 

Delaware (DE)

Lower Brandywine Storytelling Festival
Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Annual festival in November
http://www.lbstoryfest.com/

 

Florida (FL)

Ocala Storytelling Festival
Ocala, Florida, USA
Annual festival in April
http://ocalastorytelling.org

Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival
Tampa, Florida, USA
Annual festival in April
http://www.tampastory.org/

Cracker Storytelling Festival
Homeland, Florida, USA
Annual festival in October
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cracker-Storytelling-Festival/133479507940

 

Georgia (GA)

Azalea Storytelling Festival
LaGrange, Georgia, USA
Annual festival first full weekend in March
http://www.lagrange.edu/events/azalea/index.html

Do Tell! Stories Under the Bell Tower Storytelling Festival
Madison, Georgia, USA
Annual festival first full weekend in April
www.mmcc-arts.org

Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival
Young Harris, Georgia, USA
Annual festival first full weekend in April
https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaMountainStorytellingFestival

Roswell Magnolia Storytelling Festival
Roswell, Georgia, USA
Annual festival in June??
http://www.visitroswellga.com/fh-storytelling.html

Swamp Gravy Storytelling Festival
Colquitt, Georgia, USA
Annual festival in August
http://www.swampgravy.com/

 

Hawaii (HI)

Talk Story Festival
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Annual festival in October
http://www.honolulu.gov/parks/program
 

 

Idaho (ID)

None?
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Illinois (IL)

Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival
Geneva, Illinois, USA
Annual festival in September
http://www.foxvalleyfolk.com/

 

Indiana (IN)

Storytelling Arts of Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Monthly events
http://www.storytellingarts.org/

NW Indiana Storytelling Festival
Chesterton, Indiana, USA
Annual Festival in October
http://www.southshorecva.com/includes/calendar-of-events/NW-Indiana-Storytelling-Festival/7731/

Iowa (IA)

Iowa Storytelling Festival
Clear Lake, Iowa, USA
Annual Festival in July
http://www.cllibrary.org/index.php/iowa-storytelling-festival

Story! Storytelling Festival
Story City, Iowa, USA
Annual Festival in September
http://www.storycity.net/story-festival/

 

Kansas (KS)

Kansas Storytelling Festival
Downs, Kansas, USA
Annual festival in April
http://www.kansasstorytelling.com/

 

Kentucky (KY)

Cave Run Storytelling Festival
Morehead, Kentucky, USA
Annual festival in September
http://caverunstoryfest.org/

Kentucky Storytelling Festival
Morehead, Kentucky, USA
Annual festival in November
http://www.kystory.org/conference/intro.shtml

 

 

Louisiana (LA)

None?
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Maine (ME)

None?
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Maryland (MD)

Chesapeake Storytelling Festival
Eastern Shore, Wye Mills, Maryland, USA
Annual festival in September
http://chesapeakestorytelling.com


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Massachusetts (MA)

None?
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Michigan (MI)

The Ark's Storytelling Festival
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Annual festival in February
http://theark.org/storytelling_festival.html

Storytelling Festival
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Annual festival in February
http://kvm.kvcc.edu/plan/storytelling.html

Jackson Storyfest
Jackson, Michigan, USA
Annual festival in April/May
http://www.jacksonstoryfest.org/

Michigan Storytellers Festival
Flint, Michigan, USA
Annual festival in July
http://www.fpl.info/msf/index.shtml

 

Minnesota (MN)

Black Master Storytelling Festival
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Annual festival in September
http://www.blackstorytellers.com/

 

Mississippi (MS)

None?
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Missouri (MO)

St. Louis Storytelling Festival
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Annual festival in May
http://www.stlstorytellingfestival.com/

 

Montana (MT)

None?
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Nebraska (NE)

Kearney Storytelling Festival
Kearney, Nebraska, USA
Annual festival in January
http://www.nebraskastoryarts.org/kearney_festival.html

Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival
McCook, Nebraska, USA
Annual festival in June
http://www.buffalocommons.org/

Moonshell Storytelling Festival
Mahoney State Park, Ashland, Nebraska, USA
Annual festival in September
http://www.nebraskastoryarts.org/moonshell_festival.html

Heartland Storytelling Festival
Homestead National Monument of America, Beatrice, Nebraska, USA
Annual festival in April
https://www.facebook.com/HeritageHighway136

 

Nevada (NV)

None?
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New Hampshire (NH)

White Mountain Storytelling Festival
Waterville Valley, NH, USA
Annual festival in September
http://www.nhstorytelling.org/festival

 

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey Storytelling Festival
Hamilton, New Jersey, USA
Annual festival in September
http://njstorynet.org/wpnjstory/events

 

New Mexico (NM)

Four Corners Storytelling Festival
Farmington, New Mexico, USA
Annual festival in October
http://www.infoway.org/storytelling/

Taos Storytelling Festival
Taos, New Mexico, USA
Annual festival in October
http://somostaos.org/storytelling

 

New York (NY)

None?
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North Carolina (NC)

Heart of North Carolina Storytelling Festival
Lurinburg, North Carolina, USA
Annual festival inSeptember
https://www.facebook.com/heartofnorthcarolinastorytellingfestival?fref=ts

Annual Storytelling Festival
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Annual festival in September
https://www.facebook.com/events/1470638686579867/

Storytelling Festival of Carolina
Lurinburg, North Carolina, USA
Annual festival in October
http://www.storyartscenter.org

 

North Dakota (ND)

None?
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Ohio (OH)

The Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival
Chillicothe, Ohio, USA
Annual festival in September
http://www.sostoryfest.com
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Medina County Story Fest
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Annual Festival in September (or October?)
http://www.mcdl.info/StoryFest/

 

Oklahoma (OK)

Tapestry of Tales, Tulsa's Storytelling Festival
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Annual festival in April
http://www.tulsastorytellingfestival.com

Territory Tellers "Spirit of Oklahoma
Seminole, Oklahoma, USA
Annual festival in June
http://www.territorytellers.org

Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Annual festival in August
http://www.artscouncilokc.com/storytelling

 

Oregon (OR)

Northwest Indian Storytellers Festival
Portland, Oregon, USA
Annual festival in October
www.wisdomoftheelders.org

 

Pennsylvania (PA)

Story FUSION
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Annual festival in September?
http://storyfusion.org

Three Rivers Storytelling Festival
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Annual festival in August
http://home.comcast.net/~3rstf/index.html

Beaver Tales Storytelling Festival
Beaver, Pennsylvania, USA
Annual festival in September
http://www.beaverheritage.org/beaver_tales_2015.htm

 

Rhode Island (RI)

None?
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South Carolina (SC)

Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
Woodruff, South Carolina, USA
Annual festival in April

http://www.stonesoupsc.com/

 

South Dakota (SD)

None?
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Tennessee (TN)

Smoky Mountains Storytelling Festival
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA
Annual festival in February
http://www.smokymountainstorytellingfestival.com/

Ocoee Story Fest
Cleveland, Tennessee, USA
Annual festival in March
http://www.tennesseetellers.org/events.html

Talespin Festival
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Annual festival on Mother's Day in May
http://www.downtownchattanooga.org/play/festivals.htm

The National Storytelling Festival
Jonesborough, Tennessee, USA
Annual festival in October
http://www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/

 

Texas (TX)

The Texas Storytelling Festival
Denton, Texas, USA
Annual festival in March/April
http://www.tejasstorytelling.com/

Lone Start Storytelliing Festival
Frisco, Texas, USA
Annual festival in October
http://www.lonestarstories.org/

George West Storyfest
George West, Texas, USA
Annual festival in November
http://www.georgeweststoryfest.org/p/storytelling

 

Utah (UT)

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival
Orem, Utah, USA
Annual festival at the end of the summer
http://www.timpfest.org/

 

Vermont (VT)

None?
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Virginia (VA)

The Storytellers Channel’s
Hearts Afire Storytelling Festival
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Annual festival in January
http://www.storytellerschannel.com/

Sounds of the Mountains Music and Story Festival
Fincastle, Virginia, USA
Annual festival in April
http://www.soundsofthemountains.org/

 

Washington (WA)

Forest Storytelling Festival
Port Angeles, Washington, USA
Annual festival in October
http://www.clallamstorypeople.org/forest-storytelling-festival/

 

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia Storytelling Festival
Pricketts Fort, West Virginia, USA
Annual festival in September
http://marioncvb.com/event/west-virginia-storytelling-festival-pricketts-fort/

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Wisconsin (WI)

La Crosse Storytelling Festival
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
Annual festival in September
http://www.lacrossestoryfest.com

 

Wyoming (WY)

None?
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Storytelling Festivals (outside USA)

Canada

Storytellers of Canada
Storytelling festivals in Canada
http://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/calendars/festivals.html

Victoria Storytelling Festival
Greater Victoria, British Columbia,
Canada
Annual festival in February
http://www.victoriastorytellers.org/festival.html

French Storytelling Festival
Montréal, Québec,
Canada
Annual festival in April
http://www.festivaldeconte.com/

Festival de conte du Québec
Montreal, Québec,
Canada
Bi-annual festival in October
http://festival-conte.qc.ca/

Kootenay Storytelling Festival
Proctor, British Columbia,
Canada
Annual festival in July
http://www.kootenaystory.org/

Yukon International Storytelling Festival
Whitehorse, Yukon,
Canada
Annual festival in August
http://www.storytelling.yk.net/

Alberni Forest Fest
Alberni, British Columbia,
Canada
Annual festival in July
http://www.forestfest.ca/

St Marys Storytelling Festival
St Marys, Ontario,
Canada
Annual festival in September
http://tntellers.org/osf/

Toronto Festival of Storytelling
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Annual festival in March/April
http://www.storytellingtoronto.org/Pages/Festival.html

http://www.vancouverstorytelling.org/

 

New Zealand

Glistening Waters Storytelling Festival
Masterton, Wairarapa,
New Zealand
Bi-Annual festival in June
http://wairarapa.co.nz/storytellers/

 

Australia

Australian National Storytelling Festival
Perth, Westeran Australia,
Australia
Annual festival in September/October
http://www.australianstorytelling.org.au/festival/

Italy

Intercultural Theatre Storytelling Festival
Rome, Italy
Annual festival in May or June
http://www.narrazioneinterculturale.org/in.the.storytelling.festival.htm

 

Denmark

Moesgård Festival
Denmark
Annual festival in June
http://www.moesmus.dk/page.asp?sideid=386&zcs=4

Spoken Word Festival in Odense
Denmark
Biennial (odd years) festival in November
http://www.spokenwordfestival.dk

 

Austria

Tales of Graz
Graz,
Austria
Annual festival in May/June
http://www.graz.tales.org/index_en.htm

 

UK

Wales International Storytelling Festival
St Donats Arts Centre, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales,
UK
Annual festival first weekend in June
http://www.beyondtheborder.com

Festival at the Edge
Stokes Barn, Much Wenlock, Shropshire,
UK
Annual festival in July
http://www.festivalattheedge.org/

Alton Word Fest
Alton, Hampshire,
UK
Annual festival in October
http://www.altonwordfest.org.uk

Settle Stories
Settle, North Yorkshire,
UK
Annual festival in October
http://www.settlestories.org.uk

 

Ireland

The Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival
Cape Clear Island, Skibbereen, Co. Cork,
Republic of Ireland
Annual festival in September
http://www.capeclearstorytelling.com

 

Germany

Märchen-Festival
Neukirchen-Vluyn,
Germany
Annual festival in July
http://www.maerchen-festival.de/


Storytelling Events

Tellabration! Storytelling festival/event
held Saturday before Thanksgiving in November
http://www.tellabration.org/History/index.htm

Network of Biblical Storytellers
see website for more details about Festival Gathering
http://www.nobs.org/

Nordisk Fortaellerseminar
Annual seminar/workshops always on week 30. The seminar location rotates between Nordic countries.
http://www.ryhojskole.dk/v2/default.asp?sektion=3&skabelon=2&page_id=903&sprog=1

Pint Pot of Fire Storytelling Competition
Storytelling competition in October at the Alton Word Fest
http://www.pintpotoffire.co.uk/

California Indian Storytelling Festivals
see website for festival events throughout the year
http://www.cistory.org

Young Storyteller of the Year
event held annually in March, UK
http://www.ysoy.org.uk

The Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf
Almost every Tuesday evening at 8pm EST
http://www.artofstorytellingshow.com/past-guests/

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