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29 - 31 Aug 2013

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

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Phone: 801-229-7436
Email: storyteller@orem.org



Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival is the premier family event of Utah Valley. We invite storytellers from around the nation and across the waters to join some of our homegrown talent and share stories under our own majestic Mount Timpanogos. Stories range from fairy tales and fables from various cultures to personal stories of growing up in the Appalachian Mountains. There are historical tellers, tall tale tellers, and youth tellers.

Between storytelling hours, younger ones love to watch the puppeteers while older festival goers enjoy making vases and cups with the potters. Everyone enjoys the food (provided by some of the valley’s finest food vendors) and the jugglers who entertain during lunch and dinner. You can also relax in the music tent and enjoy an incredible array of music. In fact, you could call us a music festival if it wasn’t for all the stories!

The Festival begins Thursday evening with Look Who’s Talking! It continues all day Friday and Saturday with evening shows both days as well. Come join us for an evening show or the whole weekend; either way we are sure you’ll be hooked!

Please visit the Logistics tab for information on Parking, Food, Accommodations, School Programs, and BYU Credit.


Mt. Timpanogos Park

Orem, Utah 84058

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  • Orem Public Library
  • Mt Timpanogos Park
  • Bonneville Tent
  • River Trail Tent
  • Canyon Vista Tent
  • Alta Springs Tent
  • Timpanogos Pavilion
  • Cottonwood Tent
  • Cliff View Tent
  • SCERA Shell
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  • Barbara McBride-Smith
  • Ed Stivender
  • Bil Lepp
  • Donald Davis
  • Geraldine Buckley
  • Josh Goforth
  • Kim & Reggie Harris
  • Laura Pershin Raynor
  • Liz Weir
  • Andy Offutt Irwin
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  • Music
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Syd Lieberman—Spiffing Up Your Speech (Workshop)

Orem Public Library

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

If you're worried about a speech you have to give, you're not alone. Mark Twain said, "There are only two kinds of people when it comes to public speaking: those who are nervous and those who are liars." Knowing the kinds of stories that work in a speech, discovering where to put them, and learning tips on how to be a better speaker will help and Syd will show you how!

Workshops are $45 per session and space is limited. Attendees can pre-purchase a $9 lunch to be served at the Library, bring a sack lunch, or eat at restaurants within walking distance.

Barbara McBride-Smith—EVERY Story is a Personal Story (Workshop)

Orem Public Library

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The one thing you have that nobody else has is you: your memories, your perspective, and your voice. So, tell EVERY story as only you can tell it—with passion, authenticity, and humor. Barbara, an educator with 44 years of teaching experience, will offer insights into how traditional folktales, Greek myths, and Biblical stories can be re-imagined as parallels to your own personal life soties told with your own unique voice.

Workshops are $45 per session and space is limited. Attendees can pre-purchase a $9 lunch to be served at the Library, bring a sack lunch, or eat at restaurants within walking distance.

Carmen Deedy—Caution: Authors at Work (Workshop)

Orem Public Library

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Everyone has a story to tell. If yours happens to be a children's book, you need to be here! Carmen Deedy, award-winning children's author and editor, will guide you through the oft-confusing labyrinth of youth literature. Carmen will inspire your creative soul as well as give you "brass tacks" information about how and what you really need to do.

Workshops are $45 per session and space is limited. Attendees can pre-purchase a $9 lunch to be served at the Library, bring a sack lunch, or eat at restaurants within walking distance.

Ed Stivender—StoryLab (Workshop)

Orem Public Library

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn the art and science of storytelling from one of its finest and funniest practitioners. Developed for performers, teachers, and librarians, this workshop includes the five rules for succes as well as practical suggestions for getting started in storytelling. The issues of censorship, oral tradition, environment, and, yes, even bombing on stage will all be discussed.

Workshops are $45 per session and space is limited. Attendees can pre-purchase a $9 lunch to be served at the Library, bring a sack lunch, or eat at restaurants within walking distance.

Look Who's Talking!

Mt Timpanogos Park

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This event is sponsored by Lockheed Martin.

Please filter above by day (Aug 29) to see the teller schedule for this event.

At this “Meet the Tellers” event, you’ll get to sample a little bit of everything and everyone. Then you can organize your weekend, going back for more of who and what you want during the rest of the festival. Of course, we’re confident you are going to want more of everything. If it’s your first time to the festival, you’ll also get a feel for the park and the layout of the tents, and a head start on how the parking and shuttles work. Think of this event as the sampler hors d’oeuvres in preparation for your storytelling “Feast”-ival!

Come early and enjoy a music pre-show by Sarah Sample.

Sarah Sample

With strong, meaningful lyrics and a voice to match, Sarah’s songs and performances are getting noticed. In addition to performing on the 2010 Cayamo Cruise and the main stage at Folks Fest 2008, Sarah has been a finalist at competitions in Telluride, Kerrville, Mountain New Song, and Sisters. Sarah has also shared stages with Darrell Scott, Melissa Ferrick, Willy Porter, Peter Himmelman, and more, winning new and devoted listeners each time.


Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

Mt Timpanogos Park

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Please filter above by day, time. location, performer, or activity for details.

Bedtime Stories

Mt Timpanogos Park

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This event is sponsored by Intermountain Vein Center

Please filter above by day (Aug 30) to see the teller schedule for this event.

Are your young children begging you to tell them a story every night while you’re tucking them into bed? Have you run out of stories to tell? We’re giving you the night off. Come to Bedtime Stories Friday night! This event is designed for the little ones. They will hear all the wonderful stories they need to get them ready for bed, and you might even hear a few to replenish your repertoire. We have national tellers and local youth tellers who will delight and enchant all children ages 1-100. The stories will sweeten your child’s dreams—aided, of course, by the complimentary donuts.

This event is included in the weekend pass.

Come early and enjoy a puppet pre-show by Glenn Gilliam, Drew Briney, Mark Pulham, and Amy White.

Glenn Gilliam

Glenn Gilliam, also known as Mr. Silly Gilly, has delighted audiences for more than a decade with his silly songs and stories. His mission is to promote literacy, inspire creativity, and build character. He is the proud father of two little girls who love story time with Dad. He invites all to “laugh so hard your hair falls out!”

Drew Briney

Lively and energetic, Drew Briney delights and entertains his audiences by using juggling to tell his stories. Drew has competed internationally, performed for various festivals, parties, and charity celebrations, and even earned the title of Utah’s Best Professional Juggler in 2001. You won’t want to miss this talented and riveting storyteller!

Mark Pulham & Friends

Mark Pulham is a local celebrity around Orem. A popular retired school teacher with a devoted following, Mark also shares his talents at the Orem Public Library and acts in theater productions at the Hale Center Theater. Mark’s puppet shows are full of imagination and humor and are certain to enthrall all ages. Come experience the magic!

My Favorite Stories


8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

This event is sponsored by Property Solutions International

Bil Lepp, Kim & Reggie Harris Barbara McBride-Smith, Andy Offutt Irwin, and Donald Davis

If you were a professional storyteller and had hundreds of stories that you told, which story would be your favorite? Come to the SCERA Shell, our open grass amphitheater, on Friday night and hear the favorite stories of five national storytellers. Who knows? It might turn out to be your favorite, too. Bring a blanket and get there early to claim a chair.

This event is included in the weekend pass.

Come early and enjoy a music pre-show by The Blue Aces.

The Blue Aces

The Blue Aces is an all-girl band on the rise. Cristal Ramirez, Katie Henderson, McKenna Petty, and Alisa Ramirez show their passion for music by incorporating an original pop-rock sound. Winners of both the Ogden and Velour Battles of the Bands, with guest appearances on radio and TV as well as the Rooftop Concert Series of Provo, these girls are giving the local music scene something to talk about.

Shivers in the Night

Mt Timpanogos Park

9:00 PM - 10:30 PM

This event is sponsored by the Outlets at Traverse Mountain

Please filter above by day (Aug 30) to see the teller schedule for this event.

Need a good scare or great date night activity? Come to Timpanogos Storytelling Festival’s Shivers in the Night. Can you imagine a better place for a scare than Provo Canyon in the darkening shadow of Mount Timpanogos, our local giant that has a few ghost stories of its own? Professional tellers will send shivers up your spine with tales of ghosts, haunted canyons, and beating hearts. You’ll be looking over your shoulder, hearing haunting noises, and believing in ghouls like you haven’t since your childhood. Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King would feel right at home!

This event is not included in the weekend pass and is not appropriate for younger children. Please remember that temperatures drop in the evenings in the canyon, so you may want to bring a jacket or blanket.


Timpanogos Storytelling festival

Mt Timpanogos Park

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Please filter above by day, time. location, performer, or activity for details.

Laughin' Night


8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

This event is sponsored by Chuck Barber Mitsubishi

Donald Davis, Syd Lieberman, Barbara McBride-Smith, Kim & Reggie Harris, Josh Goforth, Andy Offutt Irwin, Ed Stivender, and Bil Lepp

Time to warm up those cheeks because they’re going to get a workout. Its laughin’ time! Our national tellers save the best for last when it comes to their comedic pieces, and the SCERA Shell comes alive with energy. Imagine an open grass amphitheater full of thousands of people with teary eyes and robust laughter focused on one stage. It’s an incredible experience, and our most popular event. Laughin’ Night is the perfect way to end a storytelling weekend or just the perfect way to spend a night.

Chairs are available on a first come, first served basis. Or you can bring your own blanket and lay out under the stars. Either way, come early to get a good spot! Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Music starts at 7:00 p.m.

Come early and enjoy a music pre-show by The Hot Club of Zion.

The Hot Club of Zion

The Hot Club of Zion started out as a jazz combo for the School of Music at the University of Utah in the spring of 2011. Within a few short weeks they were already playing as a band outside of school. Their style and sound is deeply rooted in music from the 1930s and 40s, with a wide array of gypsy jazz/swing and jazz standards inspired by the French gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt.

The Last Laugh

Mt Timpanogos Park

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

This event is sponsored by Rocky Mountain Power

Bil Lepp, Andy Offutt Irwin, Ed Stivender, Liz Weir, Carmen Deedy, Geraldine Buckley, Laura Pershin Raynor, and Donald Davis

Need a good laugh? For more than two decades, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival has been sending listeners away with sore abs and permanent smiles. What have our listeners said? “Give us more!”

Our night of laughs is now so big that we have outgrown our venue. We now offer The Last Laugh, a show dedicated to comical stories. Placed in the more intimate Bonneville Tent at Mount Timpanogos Park, The Last Laugh is the perfect ending to a storytelling weekend, or even just a perfect date night activity. The national storytellers will have you rolling in the aisles and counting down the days until next year’s festival.

This event is included in the weekend pass. When you purchase the weekend pass, you must select which Saturday evening venue you want to attend.

Come early and enjoy a music pre-show by The Souvenirs.

The Souvenirs

Between their western roots and shared affection for classic country music, the Souvenirs bring life to a style of country all their own. These sisters draw you in with harmony-laden lyrics reminiscent of an era with the promise of a slower, simpler life. The Souvenirs will charm you with their vintage style, original lyrics, and heartfelt performance.

Andy Offutt Irwin

With a manic “silly putty” voice, astonishing mouth noises, and hilarious stories, Andy is both mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers peppered with a touch of Southern balladeer. A native of Covington, Georgia, Andy is a storyteller, humorist, singer, songwriter, musician, whistler, and walking menagerie of sound effects and dialects. In addition to being a nationally acclaimed storyteller, Andy provides educational programs and camps for children.

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Barbara McBride-Smith

Barbara McBride Smith’s life tapestry sparkles with more variety than Grandma’s button box. From Texas to Boston, Massachusetts, from the New Jersey shore, through Oklahoma, and back to Texas again, she has picked up wit, wonder, and wisdom from the most unlikely places and strings those gems of life together into a diadem of diversity. A bonafide wordsmith whose wicked wit is underscored by serious research and scholastic excellence, Barbara brings a stellar reputation for performance quality to the stage. After listening to Barbara’s interpretation of Greek myths, Bible stories, or life in general, you will want to slap your knee and shout, “What a woman!”

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Bil Lepp

Bil Lepp is a study in contrasts. A thoroughly honest man, he is a five-time champion liar. Behind that “yup, yup, yup” persona is an absolutely brilliant mind--so smart he’s scary, but really funny too—kind of like a cross between Neil deGrasse Tyson and Robin Williams. An accomplished author, Bil Lepp’s books cover topics from parenting to very little things. As carefully architected as The Eiffel Tower, Bil’s stories often start out plausible, then quickly morph into the outrageous and fantastic. On occasion, he is completely serious and you can follow him into stories of the courage and honor of ordinary folks. But beware—Bil’s wit will hit and you will never see it coming!

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Carmen Deedy

No one plays with an audience like Carmen Deedy. Regardless of the number of people in the venue, Carmen shares every story from her heart to your heart, individually and personally. She possesses the unique gift of not only speaking to all people, but to each person, simultaneously. She once said, “Great story is the art of letting go.” But even as she ‘lets go,’ Carmen will hold your heart in the palm of her hand. She has been an invited speaker at venues as varied as The American Library Association, Refugees International, The International Reading Association, Columbia University, the Smithsonian Institute, TED, the National Book Festival, and the Kennedy Center, but her favorite audience is her grandchildren, for whom she also loves to cook—a true abuela cubana.

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Donald Davis

If Elvis was the King of Rock and Roll and Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, storytelling’s reigning monarch would have to be Donald Davis. As a master of the personal story, Donald Davis invites you into the stories of his life to discover the stories of your own. A Sequoia in the forest of tellers, Donald’s North Carolina cadences transport you into a miraculous place where, by listening to his stories, you find yourself. Though laced together with wit and laughter, Donald’s narratives always glow with wisdom and humanity. Truly, he is an essential part of the very foundation of the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival.

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Ed Stivender

A self-described “full-time daydreamer who moonlights as a storyteller,” Ed has entertained audiences around the world for more than thirty years—and has been featured at our Festival since 1994. A true spinner of yarns, both epic and ridiculous, Ed draws from centuries-old traditions as well as modern-day spur-of-the-moment improv. Dubbed the “Robin Williams of Storytelling,” he is known for his delightful mixture of whimsy, wit, and wisdom.

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Geraldine Buckley

With her trademark wit, warmth and humor, internationally known, award-winning storyteller and educator Geraldine Buckley has been involved in storytelling, speaking, conducting workshops, and coaching for over thirty years in the US, Canada, England, Holland, South Africa, Spain and New Zealand. Known primarily for personal stories that make people laugh and think, Geraldine teaches workshops, and performs in conferences, colleges, schools, corporations, and house-concerts. She has appeared as a featured teller in festivals throughout the US, including the National Storytelling Festival,in Jonesborough, TN. Until January 2010, Geraldine was the Protestant Chaplain at the largest men’s prison in Maryland, an adventure that gave her many stories. Since then she has conducted storytelling workshops in prisons in the US, and also in Rimutaka, New Zealand’s largest men’s prison. She often does her prison stories in university criminal justice departments, and well as giving workshops for public defenders and criminal social workers. However Geraldine doesn’t just have stories about prisons. Indeed not! In her eclectic past she has been, among other things, a minister in a large London Church, a radio DJ, a television newsreader, an events director, a ghostwriter, a food critic, a magazine editor, and an award winning performance poet. She has a habit of stumbling into inadvertent adventures, and her stories leave listeners both entertained and moved. Geraldine is frequently heard on Sirius radio, and is the recipient of two gold awards from Storytelling World as well as many other accolades. She has recently released her third storytelling CD, “Tea In The Slammer,” that has received excellent reviews. Geraldine has as an MA in Communication from Regent University, and lives in Frederick, Maryland, 45 minutes from Washington DC. Find out more on her website www.geraldinebuckley.com

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Josh Goforth

The Jack tales of the Appalachian Mountains painted the background for Josh Goforth’s childhood. His musical ability is as natural to him as green on grass, but it took carefully honed skills and hours of practice to develop that talent into the brilliant performer you’ll see here. Add to toe-tapping music his carefully crafted and casually delivered tales, and you have an engaging experience unique in the world of storytelling.

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Kim & Reggie Harris

Consummate musicians and storytellers, Kim and Reggie combine a folk and gospel legacy with a solid background in classical, rock, and jazz music. In addition to a diverse collection of stories and songs, they have made significant contributions chronicling the Underground Railroad and the Civil Rights Era. Whether singing about life, love, the quest for freedom, or care for the environment, Kim and Reggie know how to grab an audience by the heart with musical versatility and beautiful vocal harmonies.

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Laura Pershin Raynor

All that Laura’s animated family needed to spark stories was a table filled with people. Long after all the cousins ran off to play, Laura stayed at the table practicing the art of listening. For three decades now, she has been telling tales of mysterious visitors, secret messages, outrageous tricksters, and ferocious pet parakeets. When Laura isn’t traveling, she shares stories every week with her most honest audience, the boisterous preschoolers at the library where she works.

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Liz Weir

Liz is a storyteller and writer from Northern Ireland with an international reputation. Formerly a children’s librarian for the city of Belfast where she learned about the healing power of sharing stories, she now travels the world promoting the traditional art for which Ireland is world famous: storytelling. With a wealth of stories drawn from both the oral and written traditions, Liz is a recorded storyteller as well as a published author of more than 20 children’s books!

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Syd Lieberman

Syd, an internationally acclaimed storyteller and teacher and a favorite at Timpanogos Storytelling events, excels at historical tales and has been commissioned by NASA and The Smithsonian Institute, among others, to create stories based on historical events. He also excels at the personal tale and was a featured keynote at the 2013 Rootstech Conference. Syd can teach us how to shape historical facts and events into compelling stories—turning memory into memoir.

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Between the hours of storytelling, join us in the Alta Springs Tent where you’ll discover the best in acoustic, bluegrass, big band, and smooth jazz. In addition, treat yourself to toe-tapping lunch breaks and enjoy pre-shows that groove throughout the Festival.

Click here for information on this year’s musicians.


Magic, puppets, and juggling—oh my! At the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival you’ll always find something unforgettable around the next corner. Our entertainers perform at the Timpanogos Pavilion throughout the day, but you just may meet them anywhere around the park.

Click here for information on this year’s puppeteers.

And visit our blog post on puppetry for additional information.


Youth storytellers have been a significant part of the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival for the past nineteen years. The children and teens you see performing this year represent thousands of children who participate in school-based storytelling festivals across the state.

Storytelling is a valuable part of our community and is being nurtured in the next generation by teachers, parents, and others who understand the power of story. Utah’s youth shine in their ability to capture our hearts, tickle our funny bones, and paint pictures in our minds with their stories.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy the youth storytellers you see this weekend. We hope you’ll join us in encouraging them to keep telling stories!

Click here for information on this year’s youth storytellers

Youth Teller Auditions

Storytellers ages 5-18 are invited to audition and participate in the Festival. Selected tellers will present one 3-10 minute story on stage at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival as featured Festival Youth Tellers.

There are two avenues for Youth Teller auditions:  School District Competitions and Open Auditions.

School District Competitions: Many Alpine District schools hold their own storytelling festivals. Inquire at your local school for more details.

Open Auditions: For those not in involved in school-related festivals, open auditions are held annually for children and teens at the Orem Public Library in early March. During open auditions, tellers present a 3 minute portion of their story. To schedule an open audition appointment, please call the Orem Public Library at 229-7436 or email storyeller@timpfest.org.

Call-back Auditions are the final auditions for youth invited to return from both open auditions and school district competitions. Youth will tell the full version of their story and will be judged on performance skills such as poise, voice expression, eye contact and body language.

Helpful Hints: Popular stories and/or fairytales told in a predictable style and manner will rarely engage the judges and audience. If using costumes or props, make sure they enhance your performance instead of distract the audience.

All Auditions are closed for 2013


The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival invites storytellers to submit sample material for performance consideration.

Informational material is accepted throughout the year with program selections often made one to two years in advance. Please submit a photo, biography, resume, and a minimum of 45 minutes of your material (more is preferable). Recordings do NOT need to be professionally produced to be considered. Acceptable formats include audiotape, compact disc, DVD, or VHS. All submissions will be considered by the program committee. All materials submitted become the property of the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival and will be kept on file for the Selection Committee.

Individual performance time varies from two hours during the Festival weekend up to 3 hours per day. Performance time is based on committee knowledge of the teller’s repertoire, performance skills for a Festival setting, program needs (including subject, story type and telling style) and the level of audience recognition of the teller.

Although we invite school groups to attend a portion of the Festival, our audience is primarily adults and families with children ages eight and up. The Festival appreciates stories that cater to a broad audience, both young and old. Performances must be free of profanity, obscenity, sexually suggestive materials, favorable references to drug or alcohol use, or other references that would be inappropriate for ages eight and up.  At times our audiences enjoy specialty programs, such as historical pieces, suited for audiences ages twelve and up. These stories provide richness and depth to the Festival program.

Please mail your audition materials to Timpanogos Storytelling Festival @ 58 N. State St. Orem, UT 84057.


Spanning the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before Labor Day, the Festival is an adventure you’ll never forget. Thursday’s Storytelling Workshops are perfect for parents, teachers, genealogists, speakers, and performers alike. Thursday night’s Look Who’s Talking! will give you an introduction to our featured storytellers.

Spend Friday and Saturday discovering featured national storytellers as they perform on five stages from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Between stories, enjoy live acoustic music, tantalizing food provided by popular Utah restaurants, and memorable entertainment. Evening storytelling concerts continue Friday and Saturday nights with special programs for all ages.

The Festival is held in Orem, Utah—about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City. Events are held at Mt. Timpanogos Park in Provo Canyon, Orem’s SCERA Shell, and the Orem Public Library.

With the exception of the workshops, all events are held outdoors. Average daytime temperatures are 80° F and above, but early mornings and evenings are cool. Large tents provide shade at Mt. Timpanogos Park. In case of rain showers, please bring a poncho


Timpanogos Storytelling Festival provides three large church parking lots in Orem and Provo where attendees can park and ride free shuttles to the Festival location. These shuttles will pick you up and take you to the front gate of the Festival!

Shuttles run every 15-20 minutes beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 8:o0 a.m. Friday and Saturday until the end of the last event.

Click on any of the parking lot addresses below for a map:

810 East 600 North, Orem
766 East 1200 North, Orem
4775 North 300 West, Provo (across from Riverwoods shopping center)

Those with handicap permits and cars with 4 or more people will be permitted to park on-site on a first-come, first-served basis.

During evening events at Mt. Timpanogos Park, parking is available for everyone on a first-come, first-served basis.

An adjacent park, Canyon View, has limited additional parking on Thursday evening, Friday after 1:30 p.m. and all day Saturday.

There are no shuttles to the SCERA Shell, but attendees may park in the streets surrounding SCERA Park.


We have one of the nicest food courts any festival could dream of. Our restaurants have been serving the most delicious and dreamy food for many years. We think you will agree that the prices are great and the food is terrific.  Some vendors offer a children’s portion or vegetarian options.

Vendors: Costa Vida, Hickory Kist, Jamba Juice, Marble Slab Creamery, Magleby’s, Rhodes, Surefire Pizza, Tucanos, Wallabys

Daytime: 9:00 a.m. Rhodes; 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (All Vendors)
Thursday Evening: 5:30-7:00 p.m. (Costa Vida, Wallaby’s Jamba Juice, Marble Slab Creamery)
Friday Evening: 5:00-7:00 p.m. (Tucanos, Surefire Pizza, Marble Slab Creamery)
Saturday Evening: 5:00-8:00 p.m. (Hickory Kist, Surefire Pizza, Marble Slab Creamery)

All vendors will accept cash. There will be an ATM available on-site throughout the festival.

Click here for additional information on restaurants, menus, and prices.


Please visit the websites of these lodging facilities for more information, and mention the Festival to learn about special promotions.

Hampton Inn & Suites
801.426.8500 | 800.426.7866
851 West 1250 South, Orem, UT 84058

Towneplace Suites by Marriott
873 N. 1200 W., Orem, UT 84057

For a full listing of accommodations, visit the Utah Valley website.


Thank you for your interest in this program!  Gratefully, the on-site program is now FULL.  We look forward to serving you next year at the Festival.


The school outreach program is now full.  Watch for future opportunities to invite a national storyteller into your school to present a memorable assembly, or a meaningful workshop!

In September 2013 we will be planning outreach programs which will be happening in March 2014 in conjunction with the Timpanogos Storytelling Conference.  Stay tuned!

Invoices for outreach events for this year’s Festival will be mailed in early August 2013. Payment is due by September 30th.


Attend the annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival and earn 1 credit hour in Elementary or Secondary Education 589R…Brigham Young University is offering attendees one credit for licensure purposes (equal to 18 points per the Utah State Department of Education) to those who complete the course requirements and pay a $33 fee.

Download the BYU Elementary Education Credit Form

Download the BYU Secondary Education Credit Form

Download the Course Description

Attend the annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival and learn the art of storytelling by watching and listening to top storytellers. See and hear from some of the best local and regional tellers ‚ and people who are available year-around to enhance a storytelling program for your organization, school, or classroom. Learn how to connect with storytellers in your area to arrange for student or teacher workshops, storytelling coaching and performances.

The first step in becoming a storyteller is listening to excellent examples. Watch what they do; their every move and their choice of words. See a variety of styles and hear a variety of material which will help you choose and define your own storytelling style and be able to begin blending your talents with your own storytelling.

Please turn in the registration downloaded above at the Festival ticket desk in an envelope with your payment in the form of a check (no cash, please). Or, if you would prefer to pay with a credit/debit card, purchase your registration here. For more information please call 801-229-7436.


May I bring my dog to the Festival? 

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate dogs at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival.  Our insurance does not cover it.  With thousands of Festival patrons, including children and seniors, this is not the appropriate venue for animals.

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