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3rd Annual Alleghany Highlands Story Fest

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - October 26 @ 9:00 pm

Alleghany Highland Story Fest 2024

Prepare to be enchanted once again as the Historic Masonic Theatre in the heart of Clifton Forge, Virginia, hosts the 3rd Annual Alleghany Highlands Story Fest. This year’s event, set for October 25-26, 2024, promises to be a weekend filled with magic, inspiration, and the timeless art of storytelling.

Why You Should Attend

World-Class Storytellers – We welcome two of America’s most celebrated storytellers, Connie Regan-Blake and David Novak. Their powerful performances have captivated audiences worldwide, and now they are bringing their incredible talents to our community.

  • Connie Regan-Blake is renowned for transforming a convention hall into a wondrous landscape and a packed theater into an intimate circle of friends. With performances spanning 47 states, 18 countries, and six continents, Connie’s stories are infused with wisdom, humor, and drama. She has graced the stages of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, and the National Storytelling Festival, making her an extraordinary addition to our lineup.

  • David Novak combines the simple magic of theater with the evocative movements and voices of a master storyteller. As a recipient of the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network, David brings hundreds of stories to life, immersing himself completely in each character. Whether performing for thousands at the National Storytelling Festival or for a small group of wide-eyed children, David’s love of storytelling is palpable and infectious.

Local Talent and Community Engagement

In addition to our headliners, we have four unbelievable regional tellers who will share their unique stories, adding local flavor and community spirit to the event. Local schools will also have the chance to see these storytellers in action on Friday morning, inspiring the next generation of storytellers.

Learn the Art of Storytelling

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to captivate an audience with your stories, don’t miss the opportunity to join one of our two free Master Classes on Saturday morning. These classes offer a rare chance to learn from the best and develop storytelling skills in a supportive and inspiring environment.

Fun for All Ages

The Alleghany Highlands Story Fest is an event for everyone, young and old. It’s a time to gather, share, and immerse ourselves in the rich storytelling tradition. Whether you’re an avid listener, an aspiring storyteller, or simply looking for a memorable experience, this festival has something for everyone.

Event Details

🗓️ Date: October 25-26, 2024
📍 Location: Historic Masonic Theatre, Clifton Forge, VA
🎟️ Tickets Go On Sale: September 25, 2024

Don’t Miss Out!

Join us for a weekend of fabulous stories and unforgettable experiences as we “Tell it from the mountains.” Mark your calendars and prepare for a journey into the heart of storytelling at the 3rd Annual Alleghany Highlands Story Fest. This once-a-year event is not to be missed!

See you there!


October 25 @ 7:00 pm
October 26 @ 9:00 pm
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Virginia Storytelling Alliance


Historic Masonic Theatre
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422 United States
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