-Festival is exclusively virtual for 2020, largest storytelling festival in the world this year-

LEHI, Utah (August 28, 2020) – Thanksgiving Point (www.thanksgivingpoint.org) announced the return of the popular Timpanogos Storytelling Festival for 2020, albeit in a unique format this year. For the first time in its history, the Storytelling Festival will be exclusively online in a virtual format so guests of all ages can enjoy from the comforts of home or anywhere they choose. The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival will be broadcast September 10-12 (weekend following Labor Day) with the option to watch through September 20 at midnight. A pass for the entire household is just $25.

“We’ve always believed that if just one family leaves the Festival and shares stories with each other, all of the effort is worth it.” said Karen Ashton, founder of the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. “Making the Festival virtual allows people from all around the country to be transported to a world of rich stories and shared humanity from their very own homes. I’m confident these historic times of 2020 will make this Festival both memorable and inspiring through the beloved art of storytelling.”

The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival started out in 1990 as a backyard event in an Orem, Utah neighborhood. It is now the largest storytelling festival in the west and sets the standard for similar events around the world. Traditionally, Thanksgiving Point would be the location for the Festival, but concern for public health caused the festivities to be reorganized virtually.

Some of the event highlights include:

  • More than 50 hours of professional storytelling
  • 12 unique storytellers from across the nation & 18 youth nationwide storytellers
  • Expanded viewing for 10 days (eight days more than ever) at viewer leisure (September 10-20)
  • For the first time ever, guests can watch ALL stories due to virtual versus in-person performances

Storytellers, puppeteers, and special guests hail from across the globe and feature family-friendly entertainment. Visit the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TimpFest/videos) page to see sneak previews of storytellers like Jennifer Munro, Robert Jones, Donald Davis, & Pippa White, just to name a few.

Visit thanksgivingpoint.org to see a list of the full Festival schedule.


About Thanksgiving Point

Thanksgiving Point is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization comprised of farms, gardens, and museums collectively dedicated to providing opportunities for transformative family learning. Created in 1995 by Alan and Karen Ashton, Thanksgiving Point has become a center of community engagement for more than two million annual visitors from around the United States and the world. Thanksgiving Point is located at 3003 North Thanksgiving Way in Lehi, Utah. For more information, call 801.768.2300 or visit thanksgivingpoint.org

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