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Presenting the 19th Annual
Cave Run Storytelling Festival
September 29 & 30, 2017

Join America’s most beloved storytellers in a beautiful mountain lakeside setting surrounded by a vibrant palette of fall colors. These talented artists will take you away to other times and places through the art of storytelling. Stories are told in large tents on the shore of Cave Run Lake at Twin Knobs Recreation Area in the Daniel Boone National Forest, located eight miles west of Morehead, Kentucky.

Featured Festival Tellers

DONALD DAVIS
LINDA GORHAM
BILL HARLEY
BARBARA MCBRIDE-SMITH

MOTOKO
ANTONIO ROCHA
ED STIVENDER

Storyteller Spotlight
Donald Davis

Essential Information

•  Special rates are available for school groups on Thursday and Friday. School information, including the registration form, is mailed in early August and available on the festival web site.
•  Storytelling performances begin at 9:45 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
• Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:00 p.m.
• Ghost stories take place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday evening. An addition this year is a true tale of terror presented by the Morehead Theatre Guild.
• Family camping is available at Twin Knobs Recreation Area Campground, adjacent to the festival area.
• The festival area is handicapped accessible.
•  Food vendors and a sales tent offering storyteller merchandise and festival souvenirs are available throughout the festival.

General Public Advance Registration

Register by September 15th and SAVE! Two ways to pre-register:

1. Purchase festival tickets online at www.caverunstoryfest.org
OR 
2. Fill out advance registration form, enclose check payable to Cave Run Storytelling Festival, and mail to Cave Run Storytelling Festival, P.O. Box 1364 Morehead, KY 40351.

For School Registration, click here.

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

Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories, surrounded by a family of traditional storytellers who told him 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.  Featured at festivals throughout the U.S. and world, Davis is also known as a prolific author, producer of books and CDs, and as a guest host for NPR’s Good Evening.  Davis is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards. 

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