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Vendors Invited to Participate in 31st Annual Storytelling Festival

Vendors on location during a special event
Vendors on location during a special event


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News Release Date: June 9, 2023

Contact: Christopher Derman, 423-569-9778

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is hosting the 31st annual Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Traditional arts and crafts as well as food services will be included as part of the festival throughout the day. The park encourages all interested craft and food vendors to participate in this year’s festival.

A one-time fee of $25 is required for vendors interested in selling crafts or food items during this one-day festival. National Park Service’s policy regarding food sales requires proof of general liability insurance as well as a health and safety inspection. All vendors will need to bring their own tent, table, chairs and equipment. Food vendors only will be provided electrical hook-ups along with access to a water hydrant. Generators are not permitted.

Interested individuals can download the application. All applications must be submitted no later than Friday, September 08, 2023. Contact the Fee Program Manager at (423) 569-7321, or by email at for more information.

Last updated: June 9, 2023

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