SALT LAKE CITY — One of the largest storytelling festivals in the world has moved locations this year to make room for its growing amount of attendees.
Last year, nearly 80,000 people attended the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival from all over the country, according to information from the festival, so this year it’s moving from its regular spot up Provo Canyon to Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi on Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 7-9.
Founder Karen Ashton said the new location is a reason for someone who has never come before to make this year their first time.
“So many times people say, ‘I plan to go do that someday,'” Ashton said. “This is the year you’ve been waiting for. … It will not only be a feast for the ears and the soul but also for the eyes in the middle of the garden.”
The festival began in Ashton’s backyard 28 years ago as a way to raise money for the Orem children’s library.
What: Timpanogos Storytelling Festival
Where: Thanksgiving Point, Ashton Gardens, 3900 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi
How much: $8-$135 (prices vary based on age, group and event)