The Cache Valley StoryTelling Festival is the realization of a dream… Organizer, Wayne McKay a former entrepreneur, educator and international consultant had settled in the Cache Valley. He spent time singing songs, telling tales, and doing voice work on occasion. He soon discovered “storytelling” as a festival and began to dream of Cache Valley as the home of a festival of its own.
This is the inaugural year of the Cache Valley Storytelling Festival. There will be a variety of storytellers appearing. Along with traditional storytellers, there will a cowboy storyteller, a Native American storyteller, a pioneer storyteller, and a mountain man storyteller. Storytelling will include anecdotes, songs, tall tales, short stories, and poems of all sorts.
On Wednesday, June 4, the “Roadside Raconteur Tour” takes visitors to historic as well as folkloric sites. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in this 8 AM – 4 PM tour. Also on Wednesday, there will be a stroll through Historic Downtown Logan with a storyteller/guide. OR enjoy a three-hour horseback ride through Logan Canyon in the Cache National Forest. A guide from the Beaver Creek Lodge guides and shares stories along the way.
Thursday, June 5, Workshops are scheduled form 9 AM to 5 PM. From 7 PM to 9 PM, the official opening ceremony will feature introductory performances of many of the storytellers.
On Friday, June , 9:30 AM – 5 PM, Story Time takes place. Storytellers will perform at a several venues at the same time. Story Exchange, and Yawn Yarns complete the day.
Saturday June 7, continues the Story Time experience with Story Exchange and Who Told! completing the day and the festival.
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When visiting the Cache Valley, stay at one of the Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah North region member inns. The Riter Mansion is in Historic Downtown Logan and The Old Rock Church/ProvidenceInn is in nearby Providence. Not too far away is the Valley House Inn in Huntsville, and The Snowberry Inn in Eden on The Pineview Reservoir. Ask your innkeepers for stories of their own. We are sure they have at least one stashed away.