The Festival is Moving!

The Timpanogos Storytelling Conference and Festival will now be on the 
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, after Labor Day, September 7-9, at our new location

Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah (see map below).


For additional information call the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute 801-228-1350

For hotel discounts see question 16


To skip directly to ticket options, click here or scroll past the map and FAQ section 


The map below shows where Conference and Festival

events will be happening at Thanksgiving Point!

(click here for larger map view)



Event Addresses

Ashton Gardens, Thanksgiving Point
3900 Garden Dr, Lehi, UT 84043 

Electric Park & Show Barn, Thanksgiving Point
3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043

Conference & Festival FAQs

1. Can I attend both the Conference and the Festival?

Yes, if choosing a weekend family pass click the dropdown option to add a conference pass to your purchase.

Or if you are purchasing a single weekend pass (adult, student, or senior) please choose the
 ADULT COMBO–Conference & Festival Weekend Pass–2017.
This Combo pass is cheaper than purchasing a Conference and Festival pass separately.

If you are interested, don't forget to add a conference lunch to your purchase.


2. What does the Festival Weekend Pass include? 

You can choose Festival weekend passes for either, family (up to 6 people),
adults, children (ages 12 and under), students (with ID), or seniors (65+). 


The weekend pass includes both Friday & Saturday daytime events and the following evening events:

Look Who's Talking—Thursday, 7 PM

Bedtime Stories—Friday, 6:30 PM
My Favorite Stories—Friday, 8 PM 

Shivers in the Night (ghost stories)—Friday, 9 PM

Laughin' Night at Electric Park—Saturday, 8 PM or

Laughin' Night at Garden Amphitheater —Saturday, 8 PM


The weekend pass is specific to your choice for Saturday’s Laughin’ Night event
(due to popularity, locations must be selected upon purchase and cannot be changed).


3. Which Laughin' Night location should I choose?

Laughin' Night performances will happen at the The Garden Amphitheater and
The Electric Park Pavilion.


Both venues have amazing lineups.
Click on the following link and choose the schedule tab to see who is
performing at each event venue. 

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival September 7-9, 2017


However, there are some things to keep in mind:

1. The distance from the Ashton Gardens to the 
Electric Park Pavilion 
is 1.9 miles. Driving is recommended (shuttles are not provided between these venues).


2. There are also some seating differences between both locations. Please read the description below to find the
venue that best meets your needs.   


The Garden Amphitheater:
(My Favorite Stories on Friday & Laughin' Night on Saturday)

The Garden Amphitheater is split into different sections: a blanket area, a low back chair area
(no taller than 30 inches), and a high back chair area. Each section will have a designated area that
will be clearly marked (see picture below). If attendees are interested in having a chair for the
performance, they need to bring their own and sit in the appropriate area. There will also be
designated areas for wheelchair seating along the rim of the amphitheater.



The Electric Park Pavilion:
(Bedtime Stories on Friday & Laughin' Night on Saturday)
The Electric Park Pavilion will have chairs set up for all attendees. 
There is also a designated area for wheelchair seating close to the stage.



4. Where do I park for each event? 

In contrast to previous years, guests can park at the Festival. Guests will be directed to
designated parking areas as they arrive at the Ashton Gardens.

For evening events at The Electric Park Pavilion and The Show Barn,
you may park in any available parking stalls near the venues.


Parking in unmarked areas or on the street is not permitted.
Carpooling is strongly recommended to help alleviate traffic congestion.


The Thanksgiving Point Trolley (parking shuttle) will run from the Museum of Natural Curiosity
to the Garden Visitor Center from 9:30 am-6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. 


Additional Evening Entrance

Starting at 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, attendees can enter the Ashton Gardens
through a second entrance located near the Museum of Natural Curiosity.


5. Are the events handicap accessible? 

Disabled parking is available at the front of the Garden Visitor Center
(a valid disability parking permit is required.)
Disabled parking areas are also available at both The Electric Park Pavilion and The Show Barn.


Paths to the Gardens can accommodate wheelchairs, but wheelchairs and other
conveyances are not available for rent through Thanksgiving Point.


Golf Carts

Volunteers will be available with golf carts to help patrons who need
assistance to navigate the Ashton Gardens.



6. What time do gates open for each event?
Thursday, September 7: 

Registration for the Conference begins at 8:30 am.


Gates open for Look Who's Talking at 5:00 pm. (Live music begins at 6:00 pm.)


Friday, September 8:

Gates open for daytime events at 9:00 am.

(Live music and puppetry performances begin at 9:30 am. Storytelling in the tents begins at 10:00 am.)


The line for My Favorite Stories at the Garden Amphitheater starts to form at 5:00 pm.
Amphitheater seating opens at 5:30 pm. (Live music starts at 7:00 pm
with storytelling beginning at 8:00 pm.)


Gates open for Bedtime Stories at The Electric Park Pavilion at 5:30 pm.

(A preshow performance starts at 5:45 pm with storytelling beginning at 6:30 pm.)


Gates open for Shivers in the Night at The Show Barn at 8:30 pm with storytelling beginning at 9:00 pm.


Saturday, September 9:

Gates open for daytime events at 9:00 am. 

(Live music and puppetry performances begin at 9:30 am. Storytelling in the tents begins at 10:00 am.)


The line for Laughin' Night at the Garden Amphitheater starts to form at 5:00 pm.
Amphitheater seating opens at 5:30 pm. (Live music starts at 7:00 pm
with storytelling beginning at 8:00 pm


Gates open for Laughin' Night at The Electric Park Pavilion at 5:30 pm.

(Live music starts at 7:00 pm with storytelling beginning at 8:00 pm.)


7. Can I purchase tickets at the event?

Tickets for events that have not sold out are available for purchase at the event.
However, evening events, especially Laughin' Night, regularly sell out.
In order to avoid disappointment, please purchase your tickets online before the event.


Special early bird discounts are available until August 1.  


Unlike previous years, paper tickets cannot be purchased at the Orem Public Library.
Please order your tickets online. You can call 801-228-1350 for questions about tickets or events.


8. Is there an online schedule for where each storyteller will be performing?

Yes, click on the following links and choose the schedule tab to see who is
performing at each location.

Timpanogos Storytelling Conference September 7, 2017 

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival September 7-9, 2017

Click on the performer tab to read more about each of the performers.


 9. Can I purchase just evening tickets? 
Yes, evening tickets are listed below on page two.


10. Can I attend the Festival for just one day?
Yes, adult & child passes for either Friday or Saturday daytime events are listed on pages 2–3.


11. Where can I see a list of ticket prices?
Click here to see the full list of ticket prices.


12. Is there an age limit to attend the Festival?
No, but with the exception of Bedtime Stories, the Festival is intended for adults, teens, 
and older children with longer attention spans. If young children become disruptive, we do ask
that their guardians take them out of the performance space until they have calmed down.

Everyone ages 3 and up must have their own ticket. 

Child passes are for kids 12 and under, and children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Please also remember no toddlers or babes in arms in the performance tents.


13. Will there be American Sign Language Interpreters?
ASL interpreters will be available at evening events at the Garden Amphitheater.
Please call 801-228-1350 by September 1 to schedule an ASL interpreter at other events.


14. What will the weather be like?
With the exception of the Conference and Shivers in the Night, all events are held outdoors.
Average daytime temperatures are 80 F and above, but early mornings and evenings are often cool.
Large performance tents provide shade, but in case of rain, a poncho may come in handy.


15. Is there transportation from the airport?
It is approximately a 34 minute drive from the Salt LakeInternational Airport to
Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. For shuttle service contact Express Shuttle at
(800) 397-0773 or visit their website at

16. Are there discounts to hotels near Thanksgiving Point?
Special event rates are available at these nearby hotels: 

Courtyard Marriott Lehi at Thanksgiving Point 2801 Club House Dr. Lehi, UT 84043 
Click here to access their special rate (starting at $99 per night and includes
Wi-Fi, fitness center access, pool, and onsite restaurant).
(Cutoff date for discount is 8/9/2017) 


Hyatt Place Lehi 3700 Outlet Pkwy. Lehi, UT 84043
Click here to access their special rate (starting at $119 per night and includes
free local shuttles, complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, and a pool)
or by calling 1-888-492-8847.
(Cutoff date for discount is 8/23/2017)

17. Is there a student discount?
Yes, it applies to any high school or college student with a valid school ID.

18. What food options will be available at the Festival?
Utah restaurants will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks at the Festival.
Enjoy food from Costa Vida, Magleby’s Fresh, Malawi’s Pizza, Tucanos, Wallaby’s,
The Trellis Cafe, and Thanksgiving Point Concessions. Most meals are around $10.



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