2021 Schedule of Events

With the exception of Friday and Saturday evening, all events are free and require no advance registration.

Friday, October 8

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

Bil Lepp, Paul Strickland and Josh Goforth will team up to entertain a crowd at Paris Livery. Cash bar available. Adults only.

Saturday, May 9

9 to 10 am
Breakfast at Lil’s
Lil’s Coffee House, 627 Main Street, Paris (map)

Start your day off right by enjoying breakfast at Lil’s Coffee House while listening to stories by Paul Strickland and Sheila Arnold.

11 am to 12 pm
Origami with Motoko Dworkin
Paris-Bourbon County Library, 701 High Street, Paris (map)

Children and adults will begin to learn the art of origami while listening to stories from ancient Japan.

11 am to 12 pm
Jam Session with Josh Goforth
Hopewell Museum, 800 Pleasant Street, Paris (map)

Josh Goforth is a master musician who plays multiple instruments. Sing/play along as part of the Hopewell Museum’s Free Fun Hour. Children and adults are invited to come hear some old time music and play or sing along with storyteller and musician Josh Goforth.

2 pm to 4:30 pm
Storytelling Showcase
Wallis Arboretum, 616 Pleasant Street, Paris (map)

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 will be open and is handicapped accessible. Reservations required. $35 individual tickets are limited, so reserve yours early.

Sunday, May 10

Storytelling in the Churches

Each storyteller will share a 20-minute story as part of local church services.

Check back soon for times and locations.

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In Addition

Bourbon Heights Nursing Home
Friday, October 8
3 to 4 pm

Josh Goforth will share stories and music in the Activity Room. Families of clients and residents are welcome to attend


Storytellers will also be visiting St. Mary School, Bourbon Christian Academy, and Bourbon County, Nicholas County schools. These events are open to students only.