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Presenting the 18th Annual
Cave Run Storytelling Festival
September 23 & 24, 2016

Join America's most beloved storytellers in a beautiful mountain lakeside setting. Let these talented artists take you to other times and places through the art of storytelling. Stories from a variety of regions and cultures are told in large tents on the shore of Cave Run Lake at the Twin Knobs Recreation Area in the Daniel Boone National Forest, eight miles west of Morehead, Kentucky.

Featured Festival Tellers

Geraldine Buckley
Diane Ferlatte
Josh Goforth
Kevin Kling

Baba Jamal Koram
Bil Lepp
Kim Weitkamp

Storyteller Spotlight
Bil Lepp

General Information• Special rates are available for school groups on Thursday before the festival and Friday.  School registration information, including the registration form, will be mailed in early August. Or click here for the school advance registration form.  Click here for school information.
• Performances for the general public occur on Friday and Saturday.
• Ghost stories take place by the glow of a lakeside bonfire on Saturday evening.
• Family camping at Twin Knobs is within walking distance of the festival.
• The festival area is handicapped accessible.
• A sales tent, offering storyteller merchandise and festival souvenirs, and food vendors are available throughout the festival.
•Pre-register for the 2016 Cave Run Storytelling Festival and save! 2016 General Public Pre-Registration Forms Available.

Getting There
Twin Knobs Campground
5195 KY HWY 801 SOUTH
Morehead KY 40351
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.09472, -83.51694
38°5'41"N, 83°31'1"W

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Bil Lepp

Growing up in a family where it was always the responsibility of the listener to decide whether or not a story was true, Bil Lepp became adept at spinning tales and exaggerating circumstances at an early age.  A nationally renowned storyteller and five time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest, Bil’s outrageous, humorous tall-tales and witty stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and from all walks of life. Though a champion liar, his stories often contain morsels of truth which shed light on universal themes. Audiences all across the country have been delighted by Bil’s mirthful tales and delightful insights into everyday life. Be it a hunting trip, a funeral, or a visit to the dentist, Bil can find the humor in any situation.  Lepp explains that while his stories may not be completely true, they are always honest. Visit Bil's website.

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