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White Mountain Storytelling Festival

Carolyn Stearns, storyteller**Stay tuned for the details of the 2016 White Mountain Storytelling Festival.**

Friday to Sunday, September 25-27, 2015

Town Square 
Route 49, Village Road
Waterville Valley, NH

Produced by New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance

See below for schedule. Costs are:

  • Saturday, daytime single event: $5 adult / $2 under 12
  • Saturday, daytime only: $15 adult
  • Saturday, evening concert: $10 all ages
  • Full festival: $25 non-NHSA member / $20 NHSA member

Full Festival Adult tickets can be accompanied by up to 4 children under 12 free!

Featured Teller - Carolyn Stearns

Carolyn Stearns is an experienced historical, cultural and educational storyteller enlivening imaginations through the ancient art of storytelling.

Carolyn Stearns has a story for every audience, from agriculture and farm programs, to performance at the BigE New England’s State Fair or a Tellabration storytelling celebration. This is a children’s and adult’s storyteller for all seasons.

Carolyn’s wonderful stories inspire, teach, fascinate, and entertain. Events from history come to life and seem like yesterday and her animal stories find a place in your heart. Something for every audience. Share a moment of laughter and wonder.

Festival Schedule 


September 25, 2015

7:30 PM
Ghost Stories - Waterville Valley Town Square Gazebo

Sheila Arnold Jones, Lauretta Phillips, Take Two, Carolyn Stearns, Mark Chamberlain & Papa Joe Gaudet

Sponsored by:

Waterville Valley Resort

Waterville Valley Town Square Merchants

The Snowy Owl Inn



September 26, 2015

Festival activities begin at 10:00 AM and end at 9:00 PM

10:00 AM
A Concert for Children and Families - Rey Center
Take Two – Anne-Marie Forer & Cindy Killavey – and Papa Joe Gaudet

New Hampshire Talkers - Two tellers of NH lore - The Meeting Place
Dewey Talbert, Greg Glines

11:15 AM
“Raising Our Voices” - A Concert of Tellers - The Meeting Place
Angela Klingler, Chris Ekblom, Sue McPhee, Hope Lewis, Arthur Surette & Bruce Marcus

12:00 noon - 2:00 PM
15th annual Waterville Valley Chili Cook-off - Town Square
Open Mic storytelling during band breaks

2:30 PM
Concert for families - The Meeting Place
Featuring Carolyn Stearns in Concert

4:00 PM
A Concert for Families & Adults - The Meeting Place
Sheila Arnold Jones & Simon Brooks

7:30 PM
An Evening at The Meeting Place
Opening - John Sanders             Featuring Carolyn Stearns


September 27, 2015

9:30 AM
Sacred Stories - The Meeting Place

Sheila Arnold Jones, Angela Klingler, Lauretta Phillips, Carolyn Stearns

Tickets Now Available for the WMSF Quilt Raffle

The approximately 50" x 50" quilt features a mountain scene with someone in a boat fishing and a cabin on the water.

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

For more information, email Lauretta at

Register Online for the White Mountain Storytelling Festival

Register online to reserve your spot for the White Mountain Storytelling Festival and to purchase tickets for the event.

For more information, contact Lauretta Phillips at or Phone: (603) 735-5965