Georgia Mountain Storytelling Fest: Tales of Appalachia

Mountain history, lore, and life will be on full display during the Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival, April 13-14, 2018 in Blairsville, Georgia.

The logo for the Georgia Mountain Storytelling Fest: these words displayed over a sketch of blue and green mountains.This year’s theme is “Claim Your Voice,” and will showcase the art of Southern storytelling, with a focus on both traditional and contemporary Appalachian stories. Some of the country’s most respected and notable  talent will be performing, including: Regi Capernter, who draws on her big family upbringing for insightful tales; Lyn Ford, a fourth-generation, nationally-acclaimed Affrilachian storyteller; A man leading a class of storytelling.Michael Reno Harrell, songwriter, storyteller, entertainer extraordinaire; Andy Offutt Irwin, an amicable talent whose humorous stories—and phenomenal whistling—totally captivate; and Reverend Robert B Jones, Sr., an inspiring storyteller who utilizes his knowledge of African-American folk music and history to educate us all.

In addition to wonderful stories, the two-day fest will include storytelling workshops where participants will learn techniques, speaking, and performance skills; musical performances, and children’s events. The event will be held in Union County’s Fine Arts Center in Blairsville, a lovely mountain community that is about a 50-minute drive northwest of Lucille’s.

Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival
April 13-14, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Union County Fine Arts Center
926 Panther Overlook, Blairsville, GA
Early Bird Tickets: available until April 13
General, $15/one-day, $28/two-day
Seniors, $12/one-day, $22/two-day
Students 18 and under/free

Plan to stay here at Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn and Spa and we’ll show you some other great little places to check out on the way to and from the festival. Call today to book your stay!

Photos courtesy of the Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival.