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World Storytelling Event to Take Place in Gatlinburg

Mom reading a story to her kids
February 21, 2014

Growing up, children always seem to remember their bedtime stories about monsters and heroic princes sweeping in to save the princess from a dragon. Now, children and adults can relish in the joy of storytelling again with the World Storytelling Day event in Gatlinburg.

With a theme of “Dragons and Monsters,” members of the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association will present stories of humor and history showcasing the cultural heritage of the Smoky Mountains. Located the the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg, the stories begin at 2:00pm March 22 and run until 4:00pm.

Prices are $7 at the door, $5 for seniors students or groups.

That’s not the only spring event planned in March. This jam-packed weekend is part of Smoky Mountain SpringFest, a celebration of all things spring in the mountains. One event planned the weekend of World Storytelling Day is the annual A Mountain Quiltfest.

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The Quiltfest will include nearly 70 workshops to learn new quilting techniques, as well as a quilt show with prizes up to $20,000. Guests of A Mountain Quiltfest can spend the morning viewing quilt entries from the best crafters in the area before settling in at the storytelling event to laugh and learn.

If you’d like to attend these exciting spring events for yourself, Alpine Chalet Rentals invites families to stay in our Gatlinburg cabins. To speak to one of our reservationists, call (800) 235-2661. They’ll be happy to help you plan a weekend getaway to the Smoky Mountains in minutes.

Photo courtesy of Knox News.