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Off to an Amazing Start 2017 was the inaugural year for the Teton Storytelling and Arts Festival.  We had several major, nationally known storytellers come to headline our festival. With our tellers, musicians and amazing...
Our Tellers – 2019
Bil Lepp Growing up in a family where the truth was fluid, Bil Lepp became adept at spinning tales and exaggerating circumstances at an early age. A nationally renowned storyteller and Five-time Champion of the West Virginia...
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Plan your trip to the 2020 Teton Storytelling and Arts Festival. Let us be the Gateway to the Parks One of the best-kept secrets in South East Idaho has to be Rexburg, Idaho’s location. We...
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About

Off to an Amazing Start

2017 was the inaugural year for the Teton Storytelling and Arts Festival.  We had several major, nationally known storytellers come to headline our festival. With our tellers, musicians and amazing regional artist, it was a wonderful start to our festival.

For our third year, we are finally going to be settling into our permanent home. We will have storytelling in our Historic Romance Theater, located on the corner of Main Street and Center Street in Rexburg, ID. We will be closing down Center Street for all our wonderful vendors and food trucks for you to enjoy on Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th.

We will have opportunities for you to hear all your favorite tellers and some new ones all day Friday and Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm. Then in the evening, we will have some special VIP ticketed events to hear them for longer sets. Then Sunday we will continue our tradition of having the night of Sacred Stories and Music.

2019 Festival
Yellowstone National Park Hot Pot

Our Wonderful Location

Rexburg is so close to amazing outdoor locations for a vacation. Only 55 miles from the Caribou-Targhee National Forrest and the beautiful scenery of Island Park, Idaho. The historic Yellowstone National Park West Entrance is only 130 miles from Rexburg.

Along with other amazing outdoor adventures close by like Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone Bear World, and the Idaho Palisades. We encourage you to use our festival as a gateway to the national parks! Let us be the start of your amazing outdoor adventure.

Kim Weitkamp at the 2019 Festival

Our Historic Buildings

In the heart of downtown Rexburg, we are fortunate enough to have two buildings that are over 100 years old and have survived the tests of times. Over the years the City of Rexburg had come into ownership of these wonderful buildings and have put time, care, and money into restoring them to the glorious state that they are in. The Historic Romance Theater is home to many performances throughout the year for the Rexburg Community, from Dance Recitals, Plays, Concerts, to Comedy Shows.

The Romance Theater and the Rexburg Tabernacle Civic Center are interwoven into the fabric of this town so it would only be fitting that the festival is hosted through the newly, restored, updated and air-conditioned Romance Theater.

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Our Tellers – 2019

Teton Storytelling and Arts Festival

Bil Lepp

Growing up in a family where the truth was fluid, Bil Lepp became adept at spinning tales and exaggerating circumstances at an early age.

A nationally renowned storyteller and Five-time Champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest, Bil’s outrageous, humorous tall-tales and witty stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and from all walks of life.

Though a champion liar, his stories often contain morsels of truth which shed light on universal themes. Be it a hunting trip, a funeral, or a visit to the dentist, Bil can find the humor in any situation. Lepp explains that while his stories may not be completely true, they are always honest.

Learn more about Bil on his Website

Kim Weitkamp

Her childhood adventures with Story were shaped by T.V.’s Sanford & Son, All in the Family and
M.A.S.H. …plus the old worn-out fairy tale collection she read over and over. Add to that her father’s love of Johnny Cash and old time radio shows being played throughout the house and the dye was cast. Kim carved out her role as the class comedian at a young age; writing plays and skits and sharing stories that exasperated her parents while thrilling her high school theater teacher.

In her work as a humorist, storyteller, singer, and songwriter, she has taken home an armload of awards and recognitions. Kim currently has 9 albums, 7 of them award-winning audio
collections,

Learn more about Kim on her Website

Michael Reno Harrell

It was just natural that Michael Reno Harrell would become a Storyteller because it just comes so naturally to him. His style has been described as being “like a breakfast of butter and molasses on a warm biscuit… Southern, easy and sweet.” It’s Southern alright. It couldn’t be anything else considering Michael’s Southern Appalachian roots. But, his stories reflect events and histories common to all.

And “easy” is as good an adjective to describe Michael’s style as any. His personal experience based stories certainly are easy to listen to. And easy depicts his style of telling as well. He gives his audience space to absorb and to savor… and to laugh!

Learn more about Michael Reno on his Website

Sam Payne

Storyteller, writer, singer/songwriter, radio personality, and arts educator. For the last twenty years, Sam has brought a unique variety of storytelling, music, and workshop experiences to festival stages, concert halls, classrooms, universities, museums, and recordings, all over the country and beyond. Sam’s audiences remain loyal friends, and find in his stories and songs resonant images that give faces and names to their deepest feelings about family, faith, and notions of home.

He’s shared festival stages with some of America’s greatest storytellers and entertainers, in an exciting age of storytelling revival.

Learn more about Sam on his Website

Clive Romney

He has been the composer and songwriter for more than 500 published works and has performed more than 4000 times. Clive plays the guitar, bass, banjo, accordion, percussion, dan tranh, charango, bodhran, various other instruments, and enough piano to get him into trouble. He is known for his stories of the pioneers that built the communities of Utah. He is the Executive Director of Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Clive perform live.

Learn more about Clive on his Facebook Page

Tony Marr

Tony has a story for everyone and for any environment.

Running through a Vegas casino being chased by officers on segways? Frantically searching through the college dormitory for your runaway ball python?  Shipwrecked in the Caribbean Sea?

From hilarious stories about growing up in sin city, to moving tales of love and redemption, all of Tony’s stories are rooted in true life. Incredibly entertaining, Tony will have you laughing hysterically one moment and moved with emotion the next. 

Learn more about Tony on his Website

Teton Storytelling and Arts Festival

Rob Burns-Local Teller

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