It is time again for the storytelling to begin! Pack your bags and head to Pigeon Forge Tennessee for the 18th annual Smoky Mountains Storytelling Festival. The Smoky Mountains Storytelling Festival has been moved from its original date in early February to June 4-6. With a summer date the Storytelling Festival will become even more popular than it has in recent years. School is out for the summer so that means even more visitors of all ages will be enjoying a weekend of storytelling in Pigeon Forge Tennessee.
This year young storytellers will be joining some veteran storytellers for a weekend event that will inspire you. Back again for the celebration of the 18th Annual Smoky Mountains Storytelling Event will be the National Youth Storytelling Showcase. What does this mean? It means that storytellers from 17 years and younger will travel from all across the country and participate in this event to win the new title of Grand Torchbearer. These professional storytellers have a strong bond with the Appalachian Mountain area and will be available for your entertainment during special workshops. Some of these professional storytellers will also be performing their stories in concert.
Some of this year’s performers will include Donald Davis, Andy Irwin, Shelia Kay Adams, Jim Taylor, Kent Rollins, Elizabeth Ross and Doug & Todd Elliott. Also, back by popular demand is the Haunts ‘n’ Haints Tales which will feature nightly family (and kid) friendly ghost stories.
The cost for passes (not including Haunts ‘n’ Haints) will be as follows: $10.00 for 18 & up; 17 & under are free. Weekend passes are $25.00 and tickets for Haunts ‘n’ Haints will be $5.00 per person. With so many storytelling activities going on you do not want to miss any of the action. Start planning your family trip to Pigeon Forge Tennessee for this yearly event.