MOREHEAD — Enjoy America’s best loved storytellers in a beautiful mountain lakeside setting during the 14th Annual Cave Run Storytelling Festival, Sept. 28-29, in Morehead. Seven of the nation’s finest storytellers will share their tales of adventure, culture and tradition for this annual family-friendly event.
Along with a dedicated group of community volunteers, the Morehead Tourism Commission, Daniel Boone National Forest and Morehead State Public Radio contribute as partners to the festival’s success.
“The Cave Run Storytelling Festival offers something for every member of the family,” said Carolyn Franzini, festival coordinator.
Featured at this year’s Cave Run Storytelling Festival will be nationally-known storytellers Len Cabral, Gay Ducey, Kala Jojo, Kevin Kling, Bil Lepp, Rafe Martin and Clare Murphy. In addition, a special night of ghost stories will be told by a blazing fire on the beach Saturday featuring “haunting tales for young and old” by Mary Hamilton of Frankfort.
Camping also is available and within walking distance of the festival. Food vendors, picnic tables and public restrooms are located on the festival grounds.
Stories begin at 9:45 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m. both nights.
Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3 FM) invites festival attendees to “tell your tale” at The Storymobile. Have your stories recorded and preserved for others to enjoy. Participants will receive a complimentary CD of their story and a keepsake photo.
Weekend tickets are $40 for adults and $15 for students ages 6-18. A family rate (six members) is $75. Daily passes are available for $20 for adults and $10 for students. Family rate is $50 per day. Evening tickets are available at $7 for adults and $5 for students. Children ages 5 and under are admitted free. Discounted prices also are available for tickets purchased before Sept. 12.
Tickets may be purchased from the Morehead Tourism Commission located at the Morehead Conference Center, 111 E. First Street, or call 606-780-4342 or toll free at 1-800-654-1944. Festival tickets may also be purchased at the gate of the Twin Knobs Recreation Area.
Additional information is available at www.caverunstoryfest.org.