Evenings at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

Written by Courtney Burns


With so many evening events throughout the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, we thought you’d enjoy learning about what will be happening at this year’s Festival—especially for those of you who are new to the Festival.

 

Free Concert with Josh Goforth
The Shops at Riverwoods
Wednesday, August 28, 7 p.m.

Josh GoforthThat’s right! Before we officially kick off the Festival, we are pleased to present a FREE concert with one of our national storytellers. Join Josh Goforth, a 2010 Grammy Award nominee in the category of Traditional Folk, at the Riverwoods Gazebo as he weaves folk music into stories straight from his Appalachian Mountains. You won’t want to miss this early chance to listen to Josh fiddle around. (Check back on our blog this Monday, August 26, for a little more about this fantastic new teller.)

 

Look Who’s Talking (tickets $8.00; included in weekend pass)
Mt. Timpanogos Park
Thursday, August 29, 7 p.m.

This is one of our favorite ways to introduce friends and family to storytelling and is also a great way for veteran Festival attendees to get to know our new tellers. All of our national tellers will be telling at this event; however, with three different lineups in three different tents, you will have to do a little picking and choosing on whom you decide to see this evening.  Come at 6 p.m. for a pre-show concert by The Hot Club of Zion. New this year: Surefire Pizza, Wallaby’s, Costa Vida, and Marble Slab Creamery will be serving up dinner and dessert in the food court from 5–7:30 p.m. With limited onsite parking available, we highly recommend that attendees take the free shuttles to and from the event.

 

Bedtime Stories (tickets $8.00; included in weekend pass)
Mt. Timpanogos Park
Friday, August 30, 6:30 p.m.

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival 2009 Bedtime Stories

Especially for young children, this fun event features tellers on both the national (Carmen Deedy, Ed Stivender, and Laura Pershin Raynor) and youth levels sharing bedtime stories. Join us before the show at 6 p.m. for a puppet show and make sure you stay to the end of the telling for the donuts! The show starts at 6:30 p.m. and takes place in the Bonneville and River Trail tents at Mt. Timpanogos Park—all three national tellers will be telling in both tents.  Don’t forget to grab dinner before the stories begin. Tucanos, Surefire Pizza, Hickory Kist Deli, and Marble Slab Creamery will all be on hand in the food court from 5–7 p.m. Parking onsite is extremely limited, so plan on taking the shuttles to and from the event.

 

My Favorite Stories (tickets $8.00; included in weekend pass)
SCERA Shell
Friday, August 30, 8:00 p.m.

Join tellers Bill Lepp, Kim & Reggie Harris, Barbara McBride-Smith, Andy Offutt Irwin, and Donald Davis at the SCERA Shell as they tell their favorite stories. Come at 7 p.m. for the pre-show featuring a local, all-girl act Blue Aces, and don’t forget to bring a blanket to sit on.

 

Shivers in the Night (tickets $8.00; not included in weekend pass)
Mt. Timpanogos Park
Friday, August 30, 9:00 p.m.

Whether you are ready for a good scare or just need an excuse to cuddle up with a date, join us for our spookiest stories. Not only do we have scary stories to offer, we will be setting them off to dramatic effect in the after-hours of the darkened Mt. Timpanogos Park. You can choose between one of two tents with a slightly different line-up offered in each tent with all our tellers promising their creepy best. We do not recommend that young children attend this event but do recommend that you dress warm as it does cool down during the evening. As parking onsite is limited (are you catching the message?), please plan on taking the shuttles to and from the event.

 

Last Laugh (tickets $10.00; included in weekend pass)
Mt. Timpanogos Park
Saturday, August 31, 8:00 p.m.

This is one of our most popular events and is a great way to finish off the weekend. As seating is limited, you will want to get your tickets early. (Although this event is included in the weekend pass, you will need to specify at the time of purchase between a ticket to this event and Laughin’ Night). Join Bil Lepp, Andy Offutt Irwin, Ed Stivender, Liz Weir, Carmen Deedy, Geraldine Buckley, Laura Pershin Raynor, and Donald Davis at Mt. Timpanogos Park as they share their funniest tales. This event is very similar to Laughin’ Night with the notable difference of it taking place under a tent and in chairs. Join us at 7 p.m. for a pre-show concert by The Souvenirs—seats are available on a first come first serve basis so you might as well come early and catch some great music before the telling begins. Wallaby’s, Costa Vida, Hickory Kist Deli, and Marble Slab Creamery will be serving dinner in the food court from 5–8 p.m. Once again, onsite parking is limited, so please plan on taking the shuttles to and from the event.

 

Laughin’ Night (tickets $10.00; included in weekend pass)
SCERA Shell
Saturday, August 31, 8:00 p.m.

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival Laughin' NightLike Last Laugh, this is another of our most popular events and, because of this, we advise that you arrive early and bring a blanket to stake your claim to a spot on the hill at the SCERA Shell (ticket office opens at 6:00; gates open at 6:30). Join Donald Davis, Syd Lieberman, Barbara McBride-Smith, Kim & Reggie Harris, Josh Goforth, Andy Offutt Irwin, Ed Stivender, and Bil Lepp as they share their funniest stories (you’ll notice it is a slightly different lineup than at Last Laugh). As with Last Laugh, though this event is included in the weekend pass, you will need to specify at the time of purchase between a ticket to this event and Last Laugh.

 

**Slight note on parking for all events held at Mt. Timpanogos Park: as in years past, limited parking will be available onsite for vehicles with four or more individuals on a first-come, first-served basis. Handicap parking is also available onsite for those with a handicap permit. Please visit our event logistics page for additional information on parking and shuttles.

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