California Festivals


Ojai Storytelling Festival

October 28-31, 2021

Ojai, California Storytelling Festival
Libbey Bowl
Ojai, CA

The annual festival of the spoken word returns with a new season. Previously held in the Spring, visitors can now enjoy Ojai's warm days of September as they listen to and watch some of the great storytellers engage the audience of with simply great stories.

2021 Presenters and performers:
Kimberly Ford and the Dreamland Band presents A Tribute to Joni Mitchell
Bill Harley
Alan Thornhill
Bil Lepp
Donald Davis
Kim Weitkamp
Rev. B. Jones

Past Tellers: Patrick Ball, Niall de Burca, Lyn Ford, Barbara McBride-Smith, Laura Simms, Gene Tagaban, Izzi Tooinsky and The Story Pirates.

Ojai Storytelling Festival has it all: entertaining, nationally known storytellers, and the ideal location to sit out under the oaks and hear stories that will move you, make you laugh and remind you it is great to be alive.

Performances are geared for mixed audiences and though kids are welcome, they should be at least 6 years old and must have a ticket for admission.

What is a storytelling festival? It is an event where people go to hear stories presented on stage. Traditional world folktales, personal narratives, ghost stories, dark tales, comedy and emotional stories all are presented by professional storytellers. The audience has opportunity in various workshops and sessions to learn about the art of storytelling.

Ojai's unique, historic setting attracts a variety of festivals focused on the arts, lifestyle and music.

Other Ojai festivals & events include:

Ojai Wine Festival

Ojai WordFest Writing Festival

Ojai Studio Arts Tour

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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