Storytelling Festivals - Tennessee
• Gatlinburg's Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales® is a fun event in Gatlinburg. Imagine. It’s early evening in the Smokies. You are strolling along the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg and see a gathering of people just ahead. As you draw closer, you begin to hear the distinctive sounds of a dulcimer. Curious, you stop to watch and listen.
• "Ghostwalk of Gatlinburg"- This is a walking night-time tour of Gatlinburg's most historic and "haunted" places which takes about one hour and is approximately one mile in length. The walk is lantern-led and guided by a local storyteller dressed in costume. "Ghostwalk of Gatlinburg" is not a haunted-house tour. It is a storytelling experience with a twist of murder and mayhem. We get your attention, but we don't chase you around with chainsaws. The stories feature a combination of local legends, history, superstition, folk tales and fiction. The tour's purpose is to revisit many historic and forgotten stories of murder and chaos that took place during the past 100 years in Gatlinburg and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Tours leave nightly at 9, 10:30 and midnight. Reservations required. 865-556-0674.
• National Storytelling Festival - The National Storytelling Festival is held in Jonesborough during October.
• Rock City Fairytale Festival - June 2-10, 2007, 11am-4pm daily. Experience the magic of Rock City's Fairytale Festival. Meet Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood. In addition to storytelling, the festival will feature special activities along the Rock City trail like arts, crafts, face painting and interactive theatre.
• Smoky Mountains Storytelling Festival - Where can you find a cowboy, a liar and a Grammy-winning musician all on the same stage? You can hear them all in Pigeon Forge during the 15th Annual Smoky Mountains Storytelling Festival. Cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell, champion liar Bil Lepp and Grammy winner David Holt are just some of the talented storytellers scheduled to take part in this Winterfest event. In addition to concerts and workshops, other Storytelling highlights include Haunts ‘n’ Haints Trolley Tales and the National Youth Storytelling Showcase. Held in Pigeon Forge.
• Storytelling Wide - Storytellers from across the country entertain Tuesday thru Saturday at 2:00 p.m., May 30-October 28. Held at the International Storytelling Center.