september, 2019

06sep(sep 6)9:00 am07oct(oct 7)11:00 pmSouthern Ohio Storytelling Festival


Event Details

The fun isn’t over after Labor Day! On the weekend after Labor Day in September, Chillicothe, Ohio, will host the annual Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature concert performances by several highly acclaimed and award-winning storytellers. Storytelling concerts will start on Thursday evening and continue throughout the day on both Friday and Saturday.

During the day on Friday, concerts for the schools will be held in both a tent in and inside Chillicothe’s Majestic Theatre. These concerts are free of charge for area fifth- and sixth-graders. Community members, including students in other grades, are welcome to attend with a ticket and the public venus is at the Majestic Theatre. Fifth and sixth grade students who are home-schooled, or from schools not attending the event, can receive free admission with proof of grade level.

The Thursday evening performance will be a “sampler” of each storyteller at the Chillicothe Main Library (140 South Paint Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 ). After the Friday evening concert, there will be Ghost Stories in the historic Majestic Theatre. During the day on Saturday, concerts will also be held at the Majestic Theatre. And throughout the day, amateur storytellers and visitors can tell their own tales at “Story Swappin’,” an ‘open mic’ event.

Please Note: This festival will focus on the timeless art of spinning tales, It is not to be confused with book festivals/arts fairs/or library story-time sessions.


A weekend pass for adults is $20 or $10 for Friday or Saturday. Students can get a weekend pass for $5 and children ages 5 and under are free (no pass needed). The Thursday evening sampler concert is free for everyone and is a great way to meet the storytellers in a more intimate setting.


September 6 (Friday) 9:00 am - October 7 (Monday) 11:00 pm


Majestic Theatre Chillicothe

45 E. 2nd St.

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