45th Annual National Storytelling Festival

Make plans now to attend the 45th annual National Storytelling Festival, October 6-8, 2017 in historic Jonesborough, Tennessee!  Beginning on the first Friday in October each year, this world renowned, 3-day event celebrates storytelling at its most magical.

Learn more about how the Festival works.

View a Map of the Festival Grounds
View the 2017 Festival Brochure to see how things work.

View ticket packages and prices or purchase tickets here.


Travel Info

Find your way to and around Jonesborough, TN.

Storyteller Jerry Clower, photo credit Jim Cooper


Learn how it all began 43 years ago.


Special Events

Other events during the Festival weekend.

Hotel Room


Make reservations as early as possible