2022 Schedule of Events

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

7 to 9 pm
Friday Feature
Paris Livery, 226 Pleasant Street, Paris (map)

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

9 to 9:50 am
Breakfast at Trackside
Trackside at the Depot, 134 East 10th Street, Paris (map)

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
Westside Storytime
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.

11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Horse Farm Tour
Denali Stud, 1700 Georgetown Road, Paris (map)

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
Storytelling Showcase
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

In Addition

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.