Experience an ancient tradition that lives on in modern times.


We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing meaningful opportunities for an underserved audience to engage with the voices of Appalachia through hearing stories and attending workshops that will enable them to develop a cultural intelligence through the arts of listening and speaking.

Join us April 12-13, 2019 For our annual festival!

TICKETS: https://2019gmsf.eventbrite.com

SCHEDULE: click here for the schedule

LOCATION: Union County Schools Fine Arts Center, 926 Panther Overlook, Blairsville, GA

Our fabulous featured tellers include:

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VOLUNTEERS: Our festival is made possible each year by an amazing group of volunteers who welcome visitors and serve as our set-up crew, emcees, door monitors, registration helpers, and marketplace salespeople. We're in need of some additional volunteers for the 2019 festival, and we'd love to have you join the team. Volunteers typically work a 2-4 hour shift and in return receive a free weekend pass to the festival, a spiffy t-shirt, a great time, and our heartfelt gratitude. If you'd like to volunteer, please send us a message through the Volunteer page on this website or email info@gamountainstoryfest.org. Thanks!


featured teller Bobby Norfolk will present a free workshop for area teachers on how to use storytelling to engage even the most apathetic learners.

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Email info@gamountainstoryfest.org to sign up.


Georgia Storyteller Leslie Shelley will present a free workshop for caregivers on storytelling as a source of hope, encouragement, and healing.

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Email info@gamountainstoryfest.org to sign up.