Once Upon a Time in WV, the Storytelling Festival

Once upon a time in the rolling hills of Appalachia, there was a fort made for the survival of the people. Today, still in the beautiful hills of Appalachia, is the same fort of old. Though now, the people— the mountaineers— use it less for safety, and for more a whole lot of fun!

West Virginia Storytelling Festival21

  • Pricketts Fort State Park Amphitheater
  • Thursday and Friday Sept. 25 and 26
  • 10 a.m.– 3 p.m.
  • $8 adults
  • $6 seniors (60 and up)
  • $4 children (6-12)
  • PFMF members receive free admission

West Virginia Storytelling Guild will be giving multiple performances throughout the two-day storytelling festival at Pricketts Fort.

(Schools are invited to participate in special storytelling for students. Tickets are required for all events.)

23     The West Virginia Storytelling Guild: person, place, thing or idea?

The WV Storytelling Guild is made up of many people throughout the state. The Guild is comprised of professional storytellers, those just starting and enthusiastic listeners.

But what’s a guild? It’s like a society or club. Specifically, it’s defined as a “medieval association of craftsmen or merchants, an association of people for the pursuit of a  common goal.” How appropriate!

The common goal? It’s essential for the preservation of our original culture that the WVSG exists. Each and every member of the Guild has a desire to keep the cultural art of  storytelling from slipping into the oblivion of time, as they say. Their stories are from many genres and styles. Listen to ethnic and cultural stories, ghost tales, urban & classic  legends, stories with music, oral histories, Chautaqua performances, fairy tales, and if it’s possible, even more!

Blog author: Leah Nestor

Blog author: Leah Nestor

So come to the Fort and hear of terrifying tales and dastardly villains, unrequited love and suspenseful adventures!

Do you know if the original settler lived Happily ever after?


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