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Stories came to life at the 25th annual George West Storyfest, November 2, 2013.  Coming to The Storytelling Capital of Texas, we heard all types of stories, ranging from tall tales to history, folktales to cowboy poetry, and much more.  The state’s biggest liars competed in the Texas State Liars’ Contest ©.  With live oak trees for canopies and hay bales for seats, thousands gathered each year to celebrate the time-honored tradition of storytelling.

To celebrate our 25-year milestone, we have invited storytellers, musicians, living history groups, and special attractions who have performed at Storyfest at some time during our first 24 years to grace our stage once again.  Some of these performers you have seen at Storyfest in recent years, some maybe not for a while.  These are some of the folks whose performances have helped make Storyfest a continued success. 

Of course, we would have preferred to invite all of the performers back to help us celebrate, but there is just so much we can squeeze into one day.  To accommodate more performers, we have adjusted our schedule for this one time.  Rather than 30-minute performances with one performer, expect hour-long sessions with three performers.

We would like to thank everyone who came to celebrate 25 years of stories as we continue to support and promote the tradition and art of storytelling.

Schedules and Applications

View our Weekend at a Glance & our Stage Schedules for all of the events this year. The Texas State Liars Contest, the 5K Race & 1 mile Fun Walk forms, the Little Red Wagon Parade, the Vender Booth Packet applications & more are now available.

Storytellers Storytelling

Some of the best storytellers return to celebrate the 25th Storyfest. Various performers participate in the Texas State Liars Contest, Ghost Stories, Cowboy Storytellers, Sacred Stories & Dobie Dichos.

Dobie Dichos Dobie Dichos

A night of campfire cooking, booksigning and Texas authors' reading from the works of the master South Texas storyteller, J. Frank Dobie (Live Oak County born and raised).

Live Music
Live Music

From Bluegrass to 50s Rock N Roll, our musical guests promise a toe tappin' good time! Some stories come to us best through a musical note. We're sure to have plenty of music to please you.

Children's Area Children's Area

Parents, are you ready to let your children have the time of their life in a safe, fun, and unforgettable environment? The George West Storyfest's Children's Area is an all-day event filled with games and activities such as moonwalks, colorful face painting, a thrilling ride on our jolly trolley, and lots, lots more.

Living History

This year, we will be having the The Texas Camel Corps, Richard Dobie and the Flint Knapping & The Society of Historical Interpreters of Texas.

Then & Now Storyfest - Then & Now

View this special gallery featuring performers and events throughout the past 25 years.

  Brought to you by:  
South Trust Bank

Texas Commission of the Arts

City of George West, Tx

Conoco Phillips

George West Chamber of Commerce

Click here to view our full list of Sponsors

To become a Sponsor of Storyfest, please call us at 361-319-3067.

Please contact George West Storyfest with questions or comments.

Phone: 361-449-2481 or toll-free 888-600-3121

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