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Schedule of Events Announced for 29th Annual Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival

2021 Storytelling Festival Schedule
2021 Storytelling Festival Schedule


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News Release Date: August 31, 2021

Contact: Christopher Derman, 423-569-9778

The 29th Annual Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 18, from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (ET) at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center area and enjoy a fun-filled day of stories, music, crafts and more. Storytelling has always been an important part of the Big South Fork community. What started as a small program for local schools 29 years ago has turned into a full day long festival with professional storytellers from around the world.

This year there will be three local musical performers in addition to the four national storytellers:

David Howard – David hails from Wartburg, Tennessee. He is the owner of Lone Mountain Sound and has been performing folk, bluegrass, hard rock, Appalachian, and classic rock for over 35 years. He can play the guitar, mandolin, and drums but he really enjoys playing the bass.

Gerald Hanwright – Gerald is a professional performer from Morgan County, Tennessee. Gerald is known for his “one-man-band” performances. Gerald’s self-provided musical accompaniment includes guitar, dobro, harmonica, cajon, and tambourine. Gerald performs folk and Americana roots music.

Acres and Hancock – Quentin Acres and Mark Hancock are professional performers from Scott County, Tennessee. Quentin is the lead vocalist and plays the guitar, while Mark plays the banjo. The duo has played together for many years, performing bluegrass style music.

Whether you like bluegrass, folk tales, ghost stories or just want to enjoy a fun day in the park with friends and great food we have it all at the Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival. This event is free and open to the public. There will be plenty of food options from local food truck vendors but make sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket

Last updated: August 31, 2021

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