We are excited to announce our 10th annual festival lineup: Donald Davis, Andy Offut Irwin, Dolores Hydock, Michael Reno Harrell, and Three on a String! Get The Whole Shebang to come and go as you please throughout the entire festival, including Tuesday's 4th 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.
Visit our Tickets page for pricing information.
Pre-Registration and Gate Prices TBA
We will kick off the festival with our 4th 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 get the stage again Thursday night, October 20, 2016.
Have you heard more than once from family and friends that you should be up on our stage? Well, we'd love to meet you! Click the link to the right to register for information about auditioning for next year's competition! We will notify you when we nail down our audition dates in early 2016. We hope to hear from you!
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 10.
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 4th Annual Dan Williams Local Tellers Competition.
Each teller will take the stage four times over the course of the weekend—once each morning session and once each evening. Visit our Tickets page for pricing information.
Register below to find out how and when to audition for the 4th Annual Dan Williams Local Tellers Competition kicking off our 2016 festival. We'll notify you sometime early in 2016 with all the details.