Building a Legacy

The Teton Storytelling and Arts Festival began in 2016 in the small rural community of Rexburg, Idaho. But that doesn't mean we're small potatoes! Our annual festival lineup boasts several national storytellers as well as many award-winning regional storytellers and local folks who have yarns to spin.

We also have many artists who will be making, sharing, and selling their art. We feel strongly that by combining these two art forms we have a winning combination for our visitors. We're still new, but we're well on our way to becoming one of the premiere storytelling festivals in the country!

All of our events are family friendly and all of the storytelling sets during the day are free of charge to all who wish to come.  We have a few ticketed events each evening for our more popular storytellers and we have also continued our tradition of Sacred Stories and Music on Sundays.

Come laugh, cry, wonder, think, and listen to the magic of storytelling!

The Venues

Historic Romance Theater


Rexburg Tabernacle Civic Center


Our Team

We're not a big group, but we know how to get things done!


Jackie S. Rawlins

Festival Director

Jackie joined the City of Rexburg as the Cultural Arts Director and Museum Curator in 2015. This new job has allowed her to combine two of her loves – art in all forms and the stories of the past. She is passionate about encouraging and supporting people displaying their talents. Jackie started in theater, dance and singing show choirs at the age of 5. She is a mother of 6 children from the ages 5 to 23. Supporting them in their endeavors of theater, music and art has always been a priority to her.  Jackie has volunteered the past 20 years in her communities, 8 of those here in Rexburg as a director and choreographer. She is thrilled to be heading up this new festival for Rexburg.


Tisha Flora

Board of Directors

Rob is our storyteller liaison. He has been instrumental in helping to bring national and regional tellers to this event. Rob also joins them on stage as one of our resident storytellers.

rob burns

Rob Burns

Storytelling Liason

Tisha loves serving in her community. She has helped the community put in a special-needs playground, served on the local education foundation, arts council, and volunteers in schools and the community. Currently Tisha is serving on the Rexburg City Council, enjoys being the mother of 6 children, and in her spare time volunteers in her non-profit organization that she co-founded for building water wells and providing education in Burkina Faso, Africa.