Keep watching this space for information about Storytelling at the 19th Annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, which is coming up the third weekend of April 2015.
The past two Bear Festivals have hosted Traditional Storytelling, hosted by Debbie Weston From with participants from the Southern Order of Storytellers.
Storytelling was an important mode of both communication and entertainment in the Southern Appalachian region, and Bear on the Square wants to do its part in helping carry on this cherished tradition.
Stories—filled with tall tales, moral lessons, riddles and history—served to entertain, educate, and build community for early Appalachian settlers.
Stop by the Storytelling Stage and spend some time listening to professional storytellers who are keeping alive the oral tradition of the mountains today.