The Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival

The festival includes events for all ages:

  • The Debby Brown YoungTales Storytelling clubs for elementary school children begins with meetings in schools all over the area.
  • On campus storytelling performances take place during the festival week at each participating school.
  • Public performances for all ages featuring national, regional, and local storytellers
  • The signature Big Fibbers Contest for adults features tall-tale storytellers from all over
  • The Debby Brown YoungTales Story Competition features storytellers 17 and under with stories of all genres.
    And more!


2020 Festival Week Schedule

Festival Events
Rome City Auditorium
601 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161

Thursday, March 26

7:00 p.m. Debby Brown YoungTales Story Competition (17 and Under — Venue TBA)

Friday, March 27

 7:30 p.m. Opening Night with Donna Washington & Antonio Rocha!

Saturday, March 28  (The Saturday schedule is still “Under Construction”)

10:00 a.m. Morning Olio – Local, Regional, and National tellers

2:00 p.m. Big Fibbers Contest – Tall tales from a dozen prevaricating provocateurs! Who will win the Whopper Hat and CASH PRIZES this year?

7:30 Saturday Night! featuring the latest tales from national storytelling treasures, Donna Washington & Antonio Rocha


School Events

Monday through Friday, Mar. 23-27 Donna & Antonio will visit each school involved in the YoungTales program to tell stories to all grade levels and also meet with the YoungTales Club at that school.

Thursday, March 26, 7:00 p.m. Sixth Annual Debby Brown YoungTales Storytelling Competition for 17 and under – (Venue to TBA)


Ticket Prices

Full Festival
$25 in advance
$35 at the door