The Cumberland Falls Story Telling Festival promises to be a weekend of both traditional and unique entertainment for the entire family. Visitors can tour the falls, hike the trails and visit with vendors all weekend. Vendors will be demonstrating and selling traditional and Kentucky-made crafts all around the park’s DuPont Lodge. Please contact park if you are an interested vendor.
Three nationally known storytellers will share the stage as featured storytellers:
Tim has been telling stories of the People, by the People, and for the People for 15 years. Telling a variety of Folk Tales and Stories from American History. Tim has presented thousands of educational programs for schools across the county. At festivals Tim entertains audiences with a mixture of Folk Tales and personal narrative. Tim makes his home in Summerville, NC, where he often performs stories of southern culture and history form the "Sweet Tea Trail". He is a native of Harlan County Kentucky.
Pam Holcomb taught high school arts and humanities, speech, oral communications, drama, and mathematics for 29 years in Harlan County, Ky. A true Appalachian storyteller, it is her desire to preserve the Appalachian culture that drew her to the performing arts and developed her love of storytelling.
Stephen Hollen has been telling stories for over 35 years. He is an Appalachian storyteller, Mark Twain impersonator and full-time storytelling professional. His first experiences as a storyteller were sitting on a front porch in Clay County, Ky., listing to uncles, aunts, friends and family tell folk tales, Jack tales and all sorts of bone-chilling stories. Through the years Stephen has told stories in 28 states and Canada.
Schedule of Events:
The Weekend kicks off at 8:00 p.m. at the Falls area for those brave enough to venture on
“Ghost Walk” . Please meet at the visitor center.
Saturday: 9:00 am Register for Liars Competition
10:00 am Stephen Hollen Blair Building
11:00 am Pam Holcomb Blair Buildling
12:00 p.m. Open Mic Hour Blair Building
2:00 p.m. Tim Lowry Blair Building
3:00 p.m. Steven Hollen Blair Building
4:00 p.m. Pam Holcomb Blair Building
6:30 p.m. Blue Grass Concert Blair Blg.
8:00 p.m. Concert by Tim Lowry Blair Blg.
The cost of this event is $ 20 per person for the entire weekend. Tickets will be sold at the door. Special weekend package includes: Two nights Lodging (dbl.occ), Dinner Friday, Breakfast, lunch, & dinner on Saturday, Breakfast on Sunday, Admission to all sessions and Concerts.
The cost is $ 129.00 per person. For more information contact Bret Smitley at the Cumberland Falls State Resort Park at 606-528-4121.