We are excited to announce our 13th annual festival lineup begins with Donald Davis, Bil Lepp and Josh Goforth! We’re also thrilled to bring one of our all-time favorites—Bobby Norfolk—back for Children’s Days. Check back with us here or follow us on Facebook for updates on additional tellers as we add to our roster.
Get The Whole Shebang ticket to come and go as you please throughout the entire festival, including Tuesday's 7th Annual Dan Williams Local Tellers Competition. Or pick and choose what days you'd like to attend. Tickets will be available separately for the Local Tellers Competition and the Thursday night performance.
Follow us on Facebook for the latest on tellers! Tickets may be purchased at our Box Office located in the Athens State University Center for Lifelong Learning on the Athens courthouse square next to our big red tent.
$5 for adults, $3 for children
We will kick off the festival with our 7th Annual Dan Williams Local Tellers Competition (aka Amateur Night). You're sure to get a kick out of hearing about the shenanigans your friends and neighbors have gotten into over the years. The winner of this juried competition will take the stage again Thursday night, October 24, 2019.
Did you know the Athens Storytelling Festival offers special storytelling sessions for our community's students at no cost? Our Alabama legislators pay for the student tickets. Scheduled during school hours the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday before the festival, students will enjoy performances by our professional storytellers. School Days is open to all Tennessee Valley area schools and homeschoolers. At the request of our storytellers, appropriate ages to attend are grades 3–12 or ages 9-18. Seating is limited and reservations are required. The deadline for reservations is Monday, October 7.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to make reservations.
No, not the stuff your mom used to cook up biscuits with! The Storytelling Olio brings all our tellers together for a wonderful medley of stories. We will also present the winner of the 7th Annual Dan Williams Local Tellers Competition.
Featuring Donald Davis, Bil Lepp, Josh Goforth and more to be announced. Each teller will take the stage four times over the course of the weekend—once each morning session and once each evening session. Festival times are as follows:
All Day Friday: 9:00a - 9:10p
Friday 1st Session: 9:00a - 2:45p
Friday 2nd Session: 4p - 9:10p
All Day Saturday: 9a - 9:20p
Saturday 1st Session: 9a - 2:15p
Saturday 2nd Session: 3:30p - 9:20p