Special Thanks…

Thanks to our new major sponsor for 2017-2018, the Rome Area Council for the Arts!


And thanks to the best library service anywhere, our own Sara Hightower Regional Library, sponsors of Big Fibbers for four years!


The Chiaha Arts and Crafts Guild has been a great champion of the Big Fibbers Storytelling Festiva  and our YoungTales program. Thanks to all the folks involved in this Rome and Floyd County treasured organization.


Another longtime sponsor of Big Fibbers and YoungTales is our area credit union. Part of their help has come in providing every YoungTales member with a notebook and pen. Thank you CVCU!



Jan Fergerson and all the folks at Ford, Gittings and Kane Jewelers have many years of experience providing beautiful jewely and other fine items to Romans from their shop on Broad Street. Always active supporters of the arts in Rome, we are thrilled that they have joined as a Patron of the Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival and YoungTales Storytelling program for 2018.

Armuchee Elementary was the very first school to sign on to the YoungTales program as part of the Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival. This year more Floyd County Schools students and teachers will be involved in the Festival than ever before.


West End Elementary has been a part of the YoungTales program from the beginning. Now many more Rome City Schools are participating as an integral part of the festival.


One of the great supporters of public education in our area is 100 Black Men of Northwest Georgia. Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival is thankful to 100 Black Men for thier support of our program.


The very first financial sponsor of the festival in 2015 was the Berry College Charter School of Education. In addition the college hosted the festival on its campus in 2015 and 2016. Berry College Elementary and Middle Schools have participated in the program all four years.


Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival is very thankful to Lisa Smith and the wonderful staff at the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau for their help in promoting and advertising the festival from its inception.


Rome’s unique and historic Chieftains Museum has had a close association with storytelling and with our guild for many years. We are especially thankful for their support in hosting our Meet the Tellers receptions. Thank you to Director Heather Shores and all the folks at Chieftains.



Thank you to Tammy Bryant and Deise Gomez all the folks at Rome-Floyd Parks & Recreation for their support of the Ridge & Valley Storytelling Guild and the festival.Rome-Floyd-Parks-and-Rec-Logo-1-300x231

And thanks to all the volunteers from our own group, the Ridge & Valley Storytelling Guild, Inc. We are a 301c3 non-profit organization. Your donations may be tax deductible and will help us continue to bring outstanding storytelling to our community, to promote the art of storytelling in our area, and give opportunities for people of all ages and circumstances to participate.