Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival

Join us April 14-15, 2023, for two days of family-friendly fun! We'll have storytelling, workshops, a quilt display, and more. The festival showcases the art of storytelling with an emphasis on traditional and contemporary Appalachian stories. The GMSF offers storytelling and musical performances, children's events, and workshops so that community members, visitors from afar, and students of all ages can not only learn about the tradition and history of our region through storytelling, but also have the opportunity to become part of its preservation. We're thrilled to be returning to in-person programming! The 2023 Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival will be held at The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge (3499 US-76, Young Harris, GA 30582), a lovely lakeside venue with plentiful parking and a terrific view of the surrounding area. You're in for a treat! Our featured tellers for the 2023 festival are: Donald Davis ( Josh Goforth ( Carolina Quiroga ( Tim Tingle ( Donna Washington ( You can purchase tickets via Eventbrite through April 7: After that, Eventbrite sales will close, but tickets will still be available at the door throughout the festival. Take advantage of our early-bird specials by purchasing your tickets by March 31st! If you can't attend the festival in person but don't want to miss the fun, you can sign up for an "online viewing" ticket. See the ticket page for details. Tickets are free for students 18 and under and teachers bringing classes. General admission is $20/day or $35 for two days. We offer discounts for seniors, veterans, and others. An online viewing ticket is only $10 per household. Looking for a great deal on lodging? Stay where the festival is being held! Our venue for this year's festival, The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge, is offering discounted rooms to festival attendees. Call 706-896-2262, ext#1 and ask for the GMSTF2023 block to reserve your room. For more information on our organization and this year's festival, visit our website: You can also email us at

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