Thursday, April 4, 2013

Marble Springs Storytelling Festival Coming Soon!

A Festival of Storytelling for the whole family will take place on April 20, 2013, from 12-7pm at Governor John Sevier’s Marble Springs State Historic Site. This event is sponsored by the Governor John Sevier Memorial Association and the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association. Professional storytellers will perform live all day, with humor, traditional, historic, Appalachian tales, & tall tales. Food and drink will be available. Guests should bring chairs and/or blankets to sit on.

Youth Storytelling Showcase will take place from 12-2pm, featuring Rebecca & Sarah Bird, National Youth Storytelling Showcase Torchbearers, and students from local schools.

At 3pm, our special guest, Jack Neely, author of Knoxville’s “Secret History,” will share stories.

Fee: $5 per adult, $3 student (age 7-18), under six free. Parking is free.

All activities take place at the Marble Springs State Historic Site: 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920.

Programming assistance for this event is provided by the Arts & Heritage Fund and Knox County. Marble Springs is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission, and supplemented by additional funds raised by the Governor John Sevier Memorial Association.

Information found at 865-573-5508

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