What is a storytelling festival?
Storytelling festivals are fun and interactive events that brings together local, regional, national and international known oral storytellers who perform several stories and run workshops. The audience has the chance to participate by sharing their own stories or they can come and enjoy listening to others. It’s important to note that the storytellers do not read stories to the audience, they create and then recreate it from memory. Learn more on the About page.
What ages are appropriate?
Storytelling is truly for everyone, but is most appropriate for ages 4th grade and up. The stories that our featured tellers will perform are family-friendly, but may contain some scenes that are scary for young children (old folk tales about witches, for example). The Saturday afternoon concert is specifically geared towards families with young children.
Is the event indoors or outside?
The event is indoors. It’s being held at the Warwick Middle School. Most of the events are in the auditorium. But the workshops will be held in multiple rooms throughout the building. Signage and volunteers on site will direct you to the correct location.
Is parking available?
The festival takes place at Warwick Middle School and there is ample free parking available.
Can I get there by public transportation?
There are public buses that run from Lancaster to Lititz. Warwick Middle School is a one-mile walk from the corner of Broad Street to Second Avenue. Visit www.redrosetransit.com for more details.
Is there reserved seating?
No – seats are available on a first come, first served basis.
Is there seating for special needs?
The venue is wheel chair accessible and we are glad to assist guests with special requirements.
Where can I go for meals?
Downtown Lititz has a number of great restaurant choices – visit www.lititzpa.com/about/dining for restaurant options as well as information on shopping, parks and other fun things to do in Lititz.
What if I need overnight accommodations?
There are a number of hotels and bed and breakfasts in Lititz and nearby Lancaster. Click on the map below or visit www.lititzpa.com/about/lodging and www.discoverlancaster.com/lodging/
Are tickets free for students?
Some tickets are available at no cost for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Check the schedule page for details.
Are there video, audio or photography restrictions?
Please check each session as different rules apply.
Do I have to buy tickets in advance?
We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance from our website as there is a chance all events will sell out. However, we will sell tickets at the door if available.
What form of payment do you accept?
All major credit cards are accepted for online ticket purchase. At the door, we will accept all major credit cards, cash or checks made out to the Warwick Education Foundation.
Do I have to register for workshops in advance?
The workshops have a limited number of spaces and are available on a first come, first served basis. Registration begins Friday night at the registration desk.
Will there be materials for sale?
Yes! Many storytellers will have books, CDs and DVDs available for purchase at the event.