Countdown to 34th Annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival September 7-9, 2023
TIMPANOGOS STORYTELLING NEWS
TIMPANOGOS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL 2022
The 33rd annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival will be held in the stunning Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point, September 8-10, 2022, followed by a full online Festival. TimpFest Online 2022 will be available October 15, 2022 through February 1, 2023. Online Ticket holders may enjoy the stories anytime during the Online Festival. Tickets are on sale and discounted until August 1, 2022.
TimpFest Online is only $30 when purchased at the same time as an onsite Full Event ticket. This gives onsite attendees the opportunity to enjoy everything they missed, rewatch stories they loved, or share stories with those unable to be there in person!
Get your tickets today!
NEW MASTER OF CEREMONIES
We’re thrilled to welcome Ed Stivender as our 2022 Master of Ceremonies, a special guest emcee at select Festival programs. Plan to join us as Ed enchants and entertains with his trademark wit and wisdom while we wander storytelling paths together.
NEW TSI EXECUTIVE BOARD PRESIDENT
Debi Richan—Storyteller, TSI Board Member, 32-year volunteer, and avid storytelling fan—was voted Timpanogos Storytelling Institute’s Executive Board President, replacing Karen Acerson who has diligently served in that position since 2010.
2022 TSI Executive Board:
Karen Ashton, Founder
Debi Richan, President
Story Crossroads is the new home of the former TSI Conference.
Story Crossroads Summit Information:
National Youth Storytelling is now functioning as a separate entity. Each year, 10 NYS tellers will be invited to perform at our annual Festival.
We can’t wait to see you in September!
Willy Claflin is a master at telling stories, and his stuffed sidekick, Maynard Moose, is quite unique. As the only authentic Native American Moose currently on the festival circuit, Maynard is the last known teller of ancient Mother Moose Tales.
A favorite duo at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, Willy and Maynard have been traveling and working together since 1977. They turn familiar classics upside down and keep their audiences wondering where they’re headed as they attempt to catch a breath between laughs.
As you spend time with Willy and Maynard, you’ll discover stories you’ve never heard before (although the titles might sound a bit familiar). In The Wolf Who Cried “Sheep!, the wolf tricks his friends by continuing to fool them until they stop believing his cries and coming to his aid.
Truck Crash Christmas, a different kind of Christmas story, is the tale of a goat afflicted with Random Hostility Syndrome that drives his truck through a family’s farmhouse on Christmas morning.
In The Bully Goat Grim, competing troll heads Bertha, Gladys, and Louise do their best to knock each other out. Click on the video below for a glimpse into this hilarious story.
Willy’s original stories introduce ideas we’re not likely to have thought of—like a national sugar-eating contest—but they always end with a moral such as, “If you talk with your mouth full, the cheese could fall right out of your mouth and somebody else might get it!”
Claflin, a favorite at festivals throughout the country, has been described as a one-man festival who covers the full spectrum of spoken word entertainment. He is an accomplished guitarist and narrative ballad specialist, and his original, traditional, historical, personal, and comedic stories delight audiences of all ages. His latest one-man show is the story of his great-great aunt—the notorious and mesmerizing Victoria Claflin Woodhull. She was the first female stockbroker, as well as the first woman to make (and lose) a bid for President on the free-love ticket.
Entertaining audiences with fractured fairy tales and nonsense comes naturally for Willy and Maynard and they’ve earned numerous awards including the Storytelling World Award, NAPPA Award, Mom’s Choice Award, Parents’ Choice Gold Award, and the American Library Association’s Notable Children’s Recording Award—to name just a few.
Click below to get your ticket and join us as we experience Willy and Maynard at the 2022 Timpanogos Storytelling Festival next week (September 8-10) at Ashton Gardens in Lehi, Utah.
“Storytellers listed herein have been featured tellers at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. We endorse them as professionals and recommend their skill as performers. However, opinions expressed in individual programs offered by tellers are not necessarily those of Timpanogos Storytelling Institute. Our purpose is to solely offer awareness of storytelling opportunities available.”
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TIMPANOGOS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL 2022 FAQs
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The 2022 Timpanogos Storytelling Festival will be held at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. All daytime storytelling is held in the stunning Ashton Gardens, with evening events at various Thanksgiving Point locations.
The 2022 Timpanogos Storytelling Online Festival will be available following the onsite Festival. Due to a lack of onsite internet availability, live-streaming is not possible during the Festival. TimpFest Online 2022 will be available October 15, 2022 through February 1, 2023. Online Ticket holders may enjoy the stories anytime during the Online Festival.
The 2022 Timpanogos Storytelling Online Festival will be available following the onsite Festival. Due to a lack of onsite internet availability, live-streaming is not possible during the Festival. Watch for dates, duration, and more information in March.
The Festival Weekend Ticket includes all events—Friday and Saturday daytime events, as well as Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening events.
A 25% discount will be applied when 6+ weekend tickets or 6+ day tickets are added to your cart. This discount allows anyone to purchase tickets together at a group rate.
There are several discounted Festival options, but only one discount can applied per order:
1. Early Bird prices, good through August 1, 2022, are listed on our website.
2. An automatic 25% discount will be applied to your cart when 6+ weekend or day tickets are ordered.
3. Thanksgiving Point members receive a 10% discount (please contact Thanksgiving Point ticket office for code).
The Festival is approximately 45 miles south of the SLC Intl. Airport. If you don't wish to rent a car, there are plenty of hotels, restaurants, and shopping near Thanksgiving Point, which is accessible via UTA and other transportation options. For help planning your trip, visit: https://rideuta.com
Please check the Lehi, Utah weather forecast prior to the Festival for current information. Daytime temperatures can reach into the 90s, while evenings can be chilly, so please plan accordingly. Guests may also wish to bring a chair cushion, sunglasses, sunscreen, an umbrella, and/or a hat. Chair cushions, hats, and other items may be purchased in Festival Fanfare, our storytelling resource store.
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Please join us as we thank our Timpanogos Storytelling Festival Sponsors! These organizations and individuals provide financial donations, goods, and services that make the Festival a reality.
JEFF & KAREN ACERSON FAMILY
BOB & DALE
Randy & Nancy Evensen
Jeff & Ariel Lockhart
Dave & Kathryn Moon
RANDY & JENNIFER NELSON FAMILY
BROOK & DEBI RICHAN FAMILY
LYNN & DEBBIE SHEPHERD
BOB & ROBBIANN SORENSEN FAMILY
UTAH COUNTY SHERIFF’S WORK DIVERSION PROGRAM
Where It’s At
Ashton Gardens, Thanksgiving Point
3900 Garden Drive
Lehi, UT 84043
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