Announcing Our 2019 Fibbers!

  Our 2019 Fibbers A dozen tall-tale tellers from five states will vie for the title of Biggest Fibber on Saturday, March 16, at 5 p.m. in the Rome City Auditorium. The competition is part of the Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival...

One week to go!

  A week from now we'll be settling in for the night here at Oostanaula House. Our storytellers will have had their first day of storytelling in schools and resting up to get back out there tomorrow morning. By that time, I hope I...

Get your tickets, errrr, swatches now!

  If you are new to professional storytelling and the world of storytelling festivals, you may wonder at the curious attachments that so many seem to be wearing pinned to shirts, blouses, jackets, and hats. From the earliest days of...

Join us for the Fifth Annual Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival

The Ridge & Valley Storytelling Guild is proud to introduce the 5th Annual Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival and its educational component, the Debby Brown YoungTales Program. Our Big Fibbers Festival brings the best storytellers in...

A Festival Week of Stories

Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis presents a proclamation for a Festival Week of Stories to the Ridge & Valley Storytelling Guild. (Terrell Shaw accepts on their behalf.) Thanks to the Rome City Commission for proclaiming a Festival...

2019 Featured Teller: Andy Offutt Irwin

“Andy took me on a journey unlike any other, full of heart and gut busting humor all wrapped in a hauntingly, beautiful story. When it comes to originality Andy is a piece of the American storytelling puzzle that is not shaped like any...

2019 Festival Week Schedule

2019 Festival Week Schedule Festival Events Rome City Auditorium  601 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161 Friday, March 15 8 p.m. Opening Night with Andy & Bil Saturday, March 16 9-11:30 a.m. Andy & Bil’s Workshop: The methods behind the...

2019 Featured Teller: Bil Lepp

“Bil Lepp is the Wonder Bra of storytelling. He takes something small and insignificant and pushes it up into something real-l-l-ly big and mi-i-i-ghty interesting.” — Barbara McBride Smith, storyteller   Growing up in a family where...

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Thank You To Friends of the Festival! The Debby Brown YoungTales program is possible through donations to Ridge & Valley Storytelling Guild and admission fees for The Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival. The support of the sponsors and...

March 15-17, 2019


Friday-Saturday Festival Events
Rome City Auditorium

601 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161


Sunday Festival Events
416 N 5th Ave Rome, GA 30161




Thank you to these Friends of the Festival!


Presented by Ridge & Valley Storytelling Guild, Inc.

Contact: Terrell Shaw, President
tel. 706-346-9155 | email:

Ridge & Valley Storytelling Guild is a a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization