With the exception of Friday and Saturday evening and the horse farm tour, all events are free and require no advance registration.
Friday, may 13
Kim Weitkamp, Adam Booth and Octavia Sexton will team up to entertain a crowd at Paris Livery. Cash bar available. Adults only. Masks recommended. $10 individual tickets are limited, so reserve yours early.
Saturday, may 14
Start your day off right by enjoying breakfast at Trackside at the Depot while listening to stories by Kim Weitkamp and Adam Booth.
Kim Weitkamp and Adam Booth will tell stories from 9 to 10 am and everyone is welcome. Breakfast will be available for purchase.
10 to 10:50 am
Chief Reed Park, 1100 Stewart Street, Paris (map)
Octavia Sexton and Sky Bird.
10 am to 12 pm
Workshop: Storytelling in Clinical Care
Paris-Bourbon County Public Library
701 High Street, Paris (map)
This session with Regi Carpenter will empower the caregiver (teacher) to use stories as a way of helping their clients (students) to re-story themselves more positively while growing in compassion and empathy for themselves and others. This is a free event, but reservations are required.
Come and join us for a behind the scenes look at one of Central Kentucky’s leading thoroughbred nurseries, Denali Stud. The tour will start with a horse-themed Kentucky folktale from Adam Booth. The walking tour will then include include a brief history of the farm, and will move to the foaling barn area to visit mares and their foals. Visitors will learn about the care and management of broodmares and their babies and have the opportunity to pose for pictures and feed the mares peppermints and treats.
Reservations required. Tour is limited to 16 people, including children. Tickets are $20 per person. Denali Farm is about 9 miles from downtown Paris. Story and tour will last about 90 minutes.
11 am to 12 pm
Jam Session with Michael Johnathon
Hopewell Museum, 800 Pleasant Street, Paris (map)
Anyone who plays an instrument, sings or just loves to listen to music is invited.
2 to 4:30 pm
Wallis Arboretum, 616 Pleasant Street, Paris (map)
20-25 minute stories from all five featured storytellers. Schedule coming soon. Seating will be available under a tent.
6:30 to 8:30 pm
An Evening of Dinner & Storytelling
Wallis House, 616 Pleasant Street, Paris (map)
Enjoy a spectacular evening of dinner and storytelling from all five featured storytellers under a tent in the backyard of the historic Wallis House. The house is accessible and will be open during this event. Reservations required. $35 individual tickets are limited, so reserve yours early.
Sunday, may 15
Storytelling in the Churches
Four of the storytellers will share a 20-minute story as part of local church services.
- 10:45 am First Christian Church
911 High Street, Paris
- 10:30 am First United Methodist
617 Pleasant Street, Paris
- 10:45 am North Middletown Christian Church
1976 Thatchers Mill Road, Paris
- 11:00 am First Baptist Church Carlisle
345 N. Locust Street, Carlisle
Storytellers will also be visiting Bourbon County Schools, Paris Independent Schools, St. Mary School and Nicholas County Schools. These events are open to students only.