You can make a difference!


As a sponsor, you can support the community while promoting your business or organization. Donations are tax deductible; we are a 501c3 organization. 

Please consider donating to support the festival's community outreach programs. As always, we will be giving free festival tickets to students 18 and under and offering discounts to seniors. Additionally, this year GMSF will offer a very special class on storytelling as a form of healing for veterans and their families, who can attend at no cost. Acclaimed teller and facilitator Regi Carpenter will lead this class and join Lyn Ford, Michael Reno Harrell, Andy Offutt Irwin, and Rev. Robert Jones for two days of telling and workshops at our 2018 festival.

This is what your donation can do:

  • $10 pays for a student to attend the festival
  • $50 helps pay for Braille copies of the festival's program
  • $100 helps pay for our sign language interpreter for the festival
  • $150 pays for a veteran to attend the special class on storytelling as a form of healing
  • $200 or more helps us continue to bring in first-rate storytellers to teach and delight


  • Epic: $2500 or more
  • Legend: $1000-$2499
  • Myth: $500-$999
  • Tall Tale: $200-$499
  • Folktale: $100-$199
  • Fable: up to $99

For more information, use the form below or contact Ruth Looper at 828-389-2654 or


We're a volunteer-run organization and would love to have you join us. We could use your help with spreading the word about the festival, setting up/breaking down the annual quilt display, serving as a quilt docent, registering festival visitors, checking swatches at the door, staffing the marketplace, and many other jobs. If you'd like to volunteer, use the form below, call Ruth Looper at 828-389-2654, or email us at 


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