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Presenting the 17th Annual Cave Run Storytelling Festival September 25-26, 2015

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

The Kentucky Storytelling Association will sponsor a Story Slam on Saturday evening on the main festival stage beginning at 5:30. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best stories. Information on signing up will be announced during the festival. Contact Steve Lanham for more information.

Featured Festival Tellers

Spencer Bohren
Peter Cook
Regi Carpenter
Donald Davis
Dolores Hydock
David Novak
Sue O'Halloran

Storyteller Spotlight
Donald Davis

General Information • Group rates are available for school groups on Thursday before the festival and Friday.
• Storytelling performances 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.
• Food vendors and a sales tent, offering storyteller merchandise and festival souvenirs, are available throughout the festival.

Pre-register for the 2015 Cave Run Storytelling Festival and save! 2015 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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Donald Davis

Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories.  "I didn't learn stories, I just absorbed them," he says as he recounts tales and more tales learned from a family of traditional storytellers who have lived on the same Western North Carolina land since 1781.  Davis grew up hearing gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, and-most importantly-nourishing true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin. Visit Donald's website.

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