The whole family can kick back and enjoy storytellers spin tales about life in the Appalachian Foothills. The weekend kicks off Friday evening at 8 pm with a ghost story session. On Saturday storytellers will take the stage throughout the day. The weekend will come to a close with a Saturday evening concert at 8:00 pm. Cost of the entire weekend is $25.00 per person. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Overnight weekend package is available for $149.00 per person. Special weekend package includes: Two nights Lodging (dbl.occ), Dinner Friday, Breakfast, lunch, & dinner on Saturday, Breakfast on Sunday, Admission to all sessions and Concerts.
For more information contact Bret Smitley at the Cumberland Falls State Resort Park at 606-528-4121.
2017 Featured Storytellers
Whaples offers a unique experience in storytelling.
Her unaffected dialect, lightning quick wit, and a gentle demeanor perfectly
blend stories of her life, her family’s lives, and some that are much larger
than life. She if not
your average Appalachian teller! Her stories are her own,
drawn from her heritage, her unique creations, or, occasionally a new twist on
an old classic. Suzi intertwines the poignant, the encouraging, and the flat-out
hilarious, whether she is taking you to the holler or to
the county fair.
Coming from the
library world, with thirty-five
years of storytelling experience, Suzi aspires to present story
in its purest form
She truly is an entertainer and an educator for all ages, traveling the nation
as a teaching artist for students and as a trainer and mentor for other
storytellers and entertainers.
Suzi is a favorite
wherever she appears across the country and has performed at The National Storytelling Festival
and as Teller in
Residence at the International Storytelling Center in
Jonesborough, Tennessee. From the largest festival to a single classroom,
or anywhere people gather who share her love of story, all are delighted to
hear what she has to say.
Hollen has been
telling stories for over 35 years. He is an Appalachian storyteller, Mark
Twain impersonator and full-time storytelling professional. His first
experiences as a storyteller were sitting on a front porch in Clay County, Ky.,
listing to uncles, aunts, friends and family tell folk tales, Jack tales and
all sorts of bone-chilling stories. Through the years Stephen has told stories
in 28 states and Canada.
Amy Yeary Holmes began her
storytelling career in the principal's office of St. Paul High School in St.
Paul, Virginia. Her knack for "telling it well" afforded her
several opportunities, most notably a seminary degree. After spending 10
years in parish ministry for the United Methodist Church, Amy trained at
James H. Quillen Medical Center as a resident in chaplaincy. Her
reputation for collecting stories as well as spinning yarns made her a favorite
among our nation's wounded soldiers. Amy now travels the Appalachian
mountains and beyond presenting workshops, filling pulpits and telling stories.
specializes in spiritual stories about hope, healing and wholeness. She
tells Bible stories, historical stories and personal stories sure to delight
the audience with gentle laughter and sometimes a tear or two