Since 1973, thousands of travelers have visited Tennessee’s oldest town in October to hear and tell stories at the National Storytelling Festival, one of Jonesborough’s most beloved traditions. The festival will take over downtown from October 6-8, with one-, two-, and three-day passes currently on sale, along with a range of standalone ticketed events. The International Storytelling Center, the nonprofit organization that produces the event, transformed Jonesborough from a dying Main Street town into a vibrant hub for one of the world’s oldest art forms when it established the festival. Over time, the event has expanded to include multitalented artists representing diverse traditions, pushing the medium in new directions even as it preserves our collective past. Learn more at StorytellingCenter.net.
Article by WKL Team
Photography by The International Storytelling Center
Originally published in West Knoxville Lifestyle