Story telling

Azalea Story Telling Festival Returns Friday – LaGrange Daily News

The Azalea Storytelling Festival will make a big comeback this Friday for its 25th edition.

This year, the three-day event will return to its more traditional format at LaGrange College’s Callaway Auditorium with several prominent storytellers.

Tickets can be purchased on the LaGrange Society of Performing Art website at

Masks will be mandatory inside the auditorium and will be available on site.

In 2021, Azalea Storytelling Festival was to hold its 25th annual festival. Due to COVID-19, the event took place in a smaller, semi-virtual format with only one storyteller, Donald Davis.

This year, Davis will return alongside fellow cast members Josh Goforth, Kevin Kling, Ed Stivender and local storyteller Carol Cain.

The Azalea Storytelling Festival has been recognized as one of the oldest such festivals in the state of Georgia.

Additionally, it has been recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the top 20 events in the 12 southeast states.

The National Storytelling Association presented the Azalea Storytelling Festival with the Association’s Leadership Award. Additionally, the Azalea Storytelling Festival was nominated by the Georgia Department of Economic Development to the American Bus Association as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2012.

In 2013, the founders of the Azalea Storytelling Festival received the LaGrange Troup County Bureau of Tourism Visionary Award.

Stories will be presented according to the following schedule:

Friday evening March 4: 7:30 p.m.

Saturday March 5:

  • 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • 7:30 p.m.

Sunday March 6:

  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
  • 10.50 a.m. – 12 p.m.