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Storyfest in the Park 2018

Cookeville History Museum
Event organized by Cookeville History Museum

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Lend us your ears for our FREE, family-friendly Storyfest in the Park on Saturday, May 5, 2018! This year we are confident our festival will take place in the big tent behind the History Museum in Dogwood Park. (But, just in case, we have the Cookeville Performing Arts Center reserved for a rain location.)

Our headliner this year will be Storyteller Tim Lowry from Summerville, SC. A well-told story is the pure cane sugar in the Sweet Tea of Life. Hearing Tim spin a yarn is like sitting on the front porch of the world while sipping the “House Wine of the South.” In the tradition of Mr. Mark Twain, Tim blends historic fact and folk tale with poetic language that is refreshingly candid and deliciously sweet.

We also will have an all-new amateur storytelling competition this year with some of your friends and neighbors telling tales for your enjoyment! Distinguished judges scheduled to appear: City of Cookeville TN - Ricky Shelton, Mayor, Randy Porter, Putnam County Executive and THE Judy Duke! Once again, our wonderful emcee will be Rick Woods.

Join us for food trucks and “Artists’ Alley” again this year, with art booths located in the grassy area between the History Museum and Putnam County Library. (Space for artists still available; contact Beth at bthompson@cookeville-tn.gov for more info!)

Schedule for the day:

10:00 am – Music from the Tennessee Tech University Afro-Caribbean Ensemble
10:30 am – Allen Dyer
11:00 am – Peggy Fragopoulos
11:30 am – Jane O. Cunningham
12:00 noon – Tim Lowry
1:00 pm – Music from the TTU Afro-Caribbean Ensemble/Lunch
1:30 pm – *ALL NEW* Storyfest Competition
3:00 pm – Jane O. Cunningham
3:30 pm – Tim Lowry
(Big thanks for technical heavy lifting by CPAC staff!)

We'll see you in the big tent behind the Cookeville History Museum!

Oh, did we mention, admission is FREE?! (More free, family fun from YOUR City of Cookeville Leisure Services Department!)