Join us on September 7-10, 2017 (new date)
for the 17th Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival
at Libbey Bowl and Ojai Art Center

More than a festival. It’s an experience…

The 17th Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival will feature acclaimed tellers
Bill Harley, Niall de Burca, Antonio Rocha, Motoko,
Kim Weitkamp, Samite, and Dovie Thomason

Special Events:

Ojai Storytelling Festival Fundraising Concert,
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bill Harley Family Show
Sunday, March 26, 2017

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Tellers of Ojai Storytelling Festival, 2017

I suppose you could call this year's storytelling festival, "Homecoming". After a year's hiatus. the Ojai Storytelling Festival returns with an incredible lineup of acclaimed storytellers and musicians from across the country and around the world. Whether it's a night of hilarious laughter, a journey of imagination, a tale filled with suspense and drama, a program your children will never forget, a ribald night of tales for adults, or a workshop that inspires, the 17th Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival has something for everyone. Come join us for a weekend of riveting tales under the oaks and beneath the stars. It's not just a festival, it's an experience.

The Topa Topa peaks tower in the distance. Fragrant orange blossoms fill the air. A canopy of majestic oaks reaches overhead. Downtown Ojai welcomes visitors to its charming shops, galleries and cafes.

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“I recently dreamed that I awoke in a beautiful casa surrounded by trees dripping with oranges, grapefruit, avocado and figs that were mine for the picking. I shopped in one of a kind boutiques full of lovely, unique creations from all over the globe. I was wined and dined on exotic foods with strange and delicious names. I dreamed I spun yarns, both true and make believe, to a multitude of lovely smiling faces that laughed delightfully and wiped tears with dignity. Then I opened my eyes to find that it wasn't a dream at all. I was there! In the beautiful California hills at the Ojai Storytelling Festival. What a dream, what a magical dream!”

— Suzi Whaples, storyteller

The Village of Tales Ojai Storytelling Festival is brought to you by Performances to Grow On - We put the World on Stage