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2018 Timpanogos Storytelling Conference & Festival FAQs 18 Jan 2017

2018 Timpanogos Storytelling Conference & Festival FAQs

2018 Conference & Festival FAQs

Early Bird Discounts ended August 1

Questions? Call 801.426.8660

Festival Events at Thanksgiving Point:

The map below shows where Conference and Festival events will be happening
throughout Thanksgiving Point.

(click here for larger map view)

NEW FOR 2018—SHUTTLE!
A shuttle will run from the Lehi Frontrunner station to the Festival Thursday evening and all day Friday and Saturday. Please make sure you are at the shuttle stop well before your scheduled Frontrunner departure so you can get there on time. Check RideUTA.com for Frontrunner maps and schedules. The Electric Park Pavilion/Show Barn area is 1.9 miles from the Ashton Gardens. Driving is recommended OR you can use the shuttle which will make a round trip between Frontrunner and the Ashton Gardens throughout the day. After the daytime storytelling, a shuttle stop will be added for those attending evening events at Electric Park Pavilion.

Click on any of the links below for driving directions.

  Ashton Gardens:

3900 Garden Dr, Lehi, UT 84043

Electric Park Pavilion:
3001 N Thanksgiving Point Dr, Lehi, UT 84043


Show Barn:
3003 N Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043


Route to and from Show Barn/Electric Park
Pavilion to the Ashton Gardens:
Route Map

Festival Events at Ashton Gardens:

Below is a detailed map of events at the Ashton Gardens. Click Garden Map Image to enlarge map.


1. Are there discounts to hotels near Thanksgiving Point?


Special event rates are available at these nearby hotels:

SpringHill Suites at Thanksgiving Point
2447 West Executive Parkway, Lehi, UT  84043
801-341-6970

112.00 USD  per night

  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Free breakfast
  • Fitness Center

Last day to book: 8/16/18—Click here to reserve your room.

Courtyard at Thanksgiving Point
2801 West Club House Drive, Lehi,  UT  84043
801-768-1174

102.00 USD  per night

  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Last day to book: 8/15/18—Click here to reserve your room.


2. Is there transportation from the airport?

It is approximately a 40 minute drive from the Salt Lake International Airport to
Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. For shuttle service contact Express Shuttle at
(800) 397-0773 or visit their website at expressshuttleutah.com


3. 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–2018. This Combo pass is cheaper than purchasing a Conference and Festival pass separately.


4. 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 (jr. high, high school, or college), or seniors (65+). The weekend pass includes both Friday & Saturday daytime events and the following evening events:

Thursday’s Look Who’s Talking—7:00 PM

Friday’s Bedtime Stories—6:30 PM,
My Favorite Stories—7:30 PM, or
Shivers in the Night (ghost stories)—8:30 PM

And Saturday’s Laughin’ Night at either the
Electric Park Pavilion—7:30 PM or
the Garden Amphitheater—7:30 PM

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


5. Can I purchase just evening tickets? 


Yes, evening tickets are listed on page two of the ticket page. Click here to find more info about each evening concert.


6. Can I attend the Festival for just one day?


Yes, adult & child passes for either Friday or Saturday daytime events are listed on page three.


7. Where can I see a list of ticket prices?


Click here to see the full list of ticket prices.


8. How does seating work at the Festival?

ASHTON GARDENS
Chairs will be provided in all performance tents throughout the Ashton Gardens.

SHOW BARN/ELECTRIC PARK PAVILION
Chairs will also be provided for all performances at the Electric Park Pavilion and at the Show Barn.

ASHTON GARDEN AMPHITHEATER
There are some seating differences at the Ashton Garden Amphitheater for Thursday evening’s Look Who’s Talking, Friday evening’s My Favorite Stories, and Saturday evening’s Laughin’ Night. Read the description below to find the
 seating option that best meets your needs.

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. There will also be
 designated areas for wheelchair seating along the rim of the amphitheater. 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 evening performances in the amphitheater, they can either bring their own, or rent a low back chair in the Reserved Seating Section on a first come first serve basis for $8. (You can add a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Weekend Chair Rental ticket, listed on page 3 of the main ticket page, during checkout. Limited quantities available.)


9. Where do I park for each event?

In contrast to previous years, guests can now 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.


Click here to return to ticket page.


10. 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.


11. What time do gates open for each event?

Thursday, September 6:
Registration for the Conference begins at 8:00 am.

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

Friday, September 7:
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 6:30 pm
with storytelling beginning at 7:30 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 8:00 pm with storytelling beginning at 8:30 pm.

Saturday, 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 Laughin’ Night at the Garden Amphitheater starts to form at 5:00 pm.
 Amphitheater seating opens at 5:30 pm. (Live music starts at 6:30 pm
with storytelling beginning at 7:30 pm.)

Gates open for Laughin’ Night at The Electric Park Pavilion at 5:30 pm. (Live music starts at 6:30 pm with storytelling beginning at 7:30 pm.)


12. 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. Please order your tickets online. You can call 801-426-8660 for questions about tickets or events.


13. 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 6, 2018

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival September 6-8, 2018

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


14. 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.


15. 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.


16. What will the weather be like?


With the exception of the Conference and Shivers in the Night, all other 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.


17. Is there a student discount?

Yes, it applies to any jr. high, high school, or college student.


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.


Click here to return to ticket page.

If you did not get an email with your tickets, please bring your reciept
email that has your order number and we can check you in that way.—Thanks!

 

 

 

2018 Conference & Festival FAQs

Early Bird Discounts ended August 1

Questions? Call 801.426.8660

Festival Events at Thanksgiving Point:

The map below shows where Conference and Festival events will be happening
throughout Thanksgiving Point.

(click here for larger map view)

NEW FOR 2018—SHUTTLE!
A shuttle will run from the Lehi Frontrunner station to the Festival Thursday evening and all day Friday and Saturday. Please make sure you are at the shuttle stop well before your scheduled Frontrunner departure so you can get there on time. Check RideUTA.com for Frontrunner maps and schedules. The Electric Park Pavilion/Show Barn area is 1.9 miles from the Ashton Gardens. Driving is recommended OR you can use the shuttle which will make a round trip between Frontrunner and the Ashton Gardens throughout the day. After the daytime storytelling, a shuttle stop will be added for those attending evening events at Electric Park Pavilion.

Click on any of the links below for driving directions.

  Ashton Gardens:

3900 Garden Dr, Lehi, UT 84043

Electric Park Pavilion:
3001 N Thanksgiving Point Dr, Lehi, UT 84043


Show Barn:
3003 N Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043


Route to and from Show Barn/Electric Park
Pavilion to the Ashton Gardens:
Route Map

Festival Events at Ashton Gardens:

Below is a detailed map of events at the Ashton Gardens. Click Garden Map Image to enlarge map.


1. Are there discounts to hotels near Thanksgiving Point?


Special event rates are available at these nearby hotels:

SpringHill Suites at Thanksgiving Point
2447 West Executive Parkway, Lehi, UT  84043
801-341-6970

112.00 USD  per night

  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Free breakfast
  • Fitness Center

Last day to book: 8/16/18—Click here to reserve your room.

Courtyard at Thanksgiving Point
2801 West Club House Drive, Lehi,  UT  84043
801-768-1174

102.00 USD  per night

  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Last day to book: 8/15/18—Click here to reserve your room.


2. Is there transportation from the airport?

It is approximately a 40 minute drive from the Salt Lake International Airport to
Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. For shuttle service contact Express Shuttle at
(800) 397-0773 or visit their website at expressshuttleutah.com


3. 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–2018. This Combo pass is cheaper than purchasing a Conference and Festival pass separately.


4. 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 (jr. high, high school, or college), or seniors (65+). The weekend pass includes both Friday & Saturday daytime events and the following evening events:

Thursday’s Look Who’s Talking—7:00 PM

Friday’s Bedtime Stories—6:30 PM,
My Favorite Stories—7:30 PM, or
Shivers in the Night (ghost stories)—8:30 PM

And Saturday’s Laughin’ Night at either the
Electric Park Pavilion—7:30 PM or
the Garden Amphitheater—7:30 PM

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


5. Can I purchase just evening tickets? 


Yes, evening tickets are listed on page two of the ticket page. Click here to find more info about each evening concert.


6. Can I attend the Festival for just one day?


Yes, adult & child passes for either Friday or Saturday daytime events are listed on page three.


7. Where can I see a list of ticket prices?


Click here to see the full list of ticket prices.


8. How does seating work at the Festival?

ASHTON GARDENS
Chairs will be provided in all performance tents throughout the Ashton Gardens.

SHOW BARN/ELECTRIC PARK PAVILION
Chairs will also be provided for all performances at the Electric Park Pavilion and at the Show Barn.

ASHTON GARDEN AMPHITHEATER
There are some seating differences at the Ashton Garden Amphitheater for Thursday evening’s Look Who’s Talking, Friday evening’s My Favorite Stories, and Saturday evening’s Laughin’ Night. Read the description below to find the
 seating option that best meets your needs.

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. There will also be
 designated areas for wheelchair seating along the rim of the amphitheater. 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 evening performances in the amphitheater, they can either bring their own, or rent a low back chair in the Reserved Seating Section on a first come first serve basis for $8. (You can add a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Weekend Chair Rental ticket, listed on page 3 of the main ticket page, during checkout. Limited quantities available.)


9. Where do I park for each event?

In contrast to previous years, guests can now 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.


Click here to return to ticket page.


10. 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.


11. What time do gates open for each event?

Thursday, September 6:
Registration for the Conference begins at 8:00 am.

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

Friday, September 7:
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 6:30 pm
with storytelling beginning at 7:30 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 8:00 pm with storytelling beginning at 8:30 pm.

Saturday, 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 Laughin’ Night at the Garden Amphitheater starts to form at 5:00 pm.
 Amphitheater seating opens at 5:30 pm. (Live music starts at 6:30 pm
with storytelling beginning at 7:30 pm.)

Gates open for Laughin’ Night at The Electric Park Pavilion at 5:30 pm. (Live music starts at 6:30 pm with storytelling beginning at 7:30 pm.)


12. 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. Please order your tickets online. You can call 801-426-8660 for questions about tickets or events.


13. 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 6, 2018

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival September 6-8, 2018

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


14. 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.


15. 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.


16. What will the weather be like?


With the exception of the Conference and Shivers in the Night, all other 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.


17. Is there a student discount?

Yes, it applies to any jr. high, high school, or college student.


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.


Click here to return to ticket page.

If you did not get an email with your tickets, please bring your reciept
email that has your order number and we can check you in that way.—Thanks!

 

 

 

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