Timpanogos Storytelling


Timpanogos Storytelling
Thanksgiving Point


Thanksgiving Point
3900 Garden Drive Lehi, UT 84043


Sep 10 2020 - Sep 12 2020


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Coming Soon 2020 Festival Info

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival – 2019

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival is one of the nation’s premier storytelling events! Attendees from around the world come to hear stories from unforgettable performers in an enchanted setting—the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point.
The Festival is uplifting, funny, poignant, inspiring, energizing, and exciting. But all the adjectives in the world will not help you understand the Festival as well as one day of attending. If you have always meant to come but never quite made it, let this be the year! If you have been before, no more need be said—you already know! Either way, we’ll see you there!


Ride UTA
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Our Home
As an oasis in the desert, the Ashton Gardens feature 55-acres of stately gardens and grand lawns, as well as the largest man-made waterfall in the Western Hemisphere. Come rejuvenate yourself and experience nature’s beauty in these secluded gardens while enjoying some of the finest storytellers in the world. Between stories, stroll through the 15 themed gardens, enjoy the cascading fountains in the Italian Gardens, visit the The Light Of The World Garden, get a bird’s eye view of the gardens from the Vista Garden, feed the fish at Koi View Pier, and discover the Secret Garden. But wait! That’s just the venue! Here’s the storytelling lineup for the weekend:
TimpFest Map

2019 Storytellers

Simon Brooks
Donald Davis
Carmen Deedy
Andy Hedges
Bil Lepp
Tim Lowry
Barbara McBride-Smith
Sheila Starks Phillips
Antonio Rocha
Anne Rutherford
Don White


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Hourly Schedule

Thursday Sep 05, 2019 - Evening Concert

6:00 pm—Thanksgiving Point, Ashton Gardens Amphitheater -
Look Who's Talking

This kick-off event to our 30th Annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival is your chance to hear all of this year’s featured storytellers in one evening—whetting your appetite for the weekend of storytelling ahead. Whether you are dazzled by new voices or delighted by familiar favorites, you will get a head start on a wonderful weekend of listening to stories, laughing, and remembering your own stories.

6:00 pm -
Music Pre-show:
Chris Osmond
7:00 pm -
Stories: Donald Davis, Barbara McBride-Smith, Andy Hedges, Motoko, Don White, Simon Brooks, Sheila Starks Phillips, Antonio Rocha, Anne Rutherford, Tim Lowry, Carmen Deedy, Bil Lepp

Friday Sep 06, 2019

10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Daytime Storytelling—Thanksgiving Point, Ashton Gardens

2019 Timpfest Schedule

(click here to view detailed, printable schedule)
5:45 pm—Thanksgiving Point, Electric Park Pavilion -
Bedtime Stories

Enjoy a gentle evening with our youngest listeners at Bedtime Stories. Come be tucked in with tales to send you off to dreamland with a smile on your face and a sigh of happiness in your heart.

5:45 pm -
Puppet Pre-show
6:30 pm -
Stories: Barbara McBride-Smith, Adah Shippen, Andy Hedges, Brynnlee Cloward, Anne Rutherford
6:30 pm—Thanksgiving Point, Ashton Gardens Amphitheater -
My Favorite Stories

In the hearts and minds of great tellers, which stories always seem to step forward first? Come listen to the narratives our tellers hold dear and long to share with the audiences they love.

6:30 pm -
Music Pre-show
Peter Breinholt
7:00 pm -
Stories: Bil Lepp, Carmen Deedy, Don White, Sheila Starks Phillips, Donald Davis
8:00 pm—Thanksgiving Point, Show Barn -
Shivers in the Night (Ghost Stories)

Be afraid. Be very afraid. If you are looking for a chilling evening with thrills aplenty, this is the place for you: an evening for teens and adults with a thirst for adventure! You may want to bring along a trusted friend.

8:00 pm -
Stories: Simon Brooks, Motoko, Anthony Rocha, Tim Lowry

Saturday Sep 07, 2019

10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Daytime Storytelling—Thanksgiving Point, Ashton Gardens

2019 Timpfest Schedule

(click here to view detailed, printable schedule)
Laughin' Night—Two Locations

For a night of comedy and side-splitting, knee-slapping, laugh-out-loud fun, there is no better event than Laughin’ Night! A long-standing finale tradition, these will be some of the stories you’ll remember all year long. This event has become so popular that it is held at two Thanksgiving Point venues. At Electric Park, chairs are provided at no extra cost in a beautiful location with easy access for wheelchairs and others who may require a more accessible venue. The Ashton Gardens Amphitheater welcomes those who wish to snuggle up with their blankets, bring their own low-back lawn chairs, or rent a chair (click “Buy Tickets” for chair rental).

6:30 pm—Thanksgiving Point, Ashton Gardens Amphitheater -
Laughin' Night
6:30 pm -
Music Pre-show:
Due West
7:30 pm -
Stories: Donald Davis, Sheila Starks Phillips, Tim Lowry, Motoko, Barbara McBride-Smith, Don White, Anne Rutherford, Antonio Rocha, Carmen Deedy, Andy Hedges, Bil Lepp
6:30 pm—Thanksgiving Point, Electric Park -
Laughin' Night
6:30 pm -
Music Pre-show:
Mississippi Mood
7:30 pm -
Stories: Bil Lepp, Anne Rutherford, Antonio Rocha, Carmen Deedy, Andy Hedges, Simon Brooks, Sheila Starks Phillips, Tim Lowry, Motoko, Barbara McBride-Smith, Donald Davis,

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Provo, UT 84604

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