Monday, 22 May 2017


30th Annual Mariposa Storytelling Festival 
Grand Finale Celebration 


Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 10, 11, & 12, 2017


This year’s Annual Mariposa Storytelling Festival will feature many talented artists. The Sierra Sun Times will feature each storyteller leading up to the festival. 
Check back regularly for more information about each of this year’s featured guests.


Bil Lepp Bil Lepp

He’s Back!!  That Master of the Tall Tale, Bil Lepp, whose audiences can hardly stop laughing long enough to catch the next twist in his extraordinary tales. Bill will be one of six featured nationally recognized storytellers at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s, 30th Mariposa Storytelling Festival’s Grand Finale Celebration, March 10 - 12, 2017.  Events take place at Mariposa County High School on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11, Sunday’s new Brunch and Stories with the Tellers, will take place at the Mariposa Senior Center on Sunday, March 12, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

2017 Storytelling Festival adBil is a renowned storyteller, author, and five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest.  His wonderfully outrageous, humorous tall-tales and witty stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and walks of life.  He appears frequently at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Orem, Utah, and he has also performed on Comedy Central.  His picture book, The King of Little Things, won a Parents Choice Gold Award.

Tickets may be purchased online at MariposaArtsCouncil.org, or contact the Mariposa County Arts Council at (209) 966-3155, or (800) 903-9936, for more information.  Come join us for a relaxing and enjoyable weekend of laughter, music, friendship and maybe a tear or two, as we bring down the curtain on this Mariposa Storytelling Gem.

For the full festival line-up please visit: MariposaArtsCouncil.org/mariposa-storytelling-festival.

The MARIPOSA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL, INC. is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County and is funding in part by Mariposa County, the California Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


To learn more about Bil Lepp visit his website LeppStorytelling.com, and visit him on his Facebook page. 

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