Storytelling Festival 2021


The 18th annual La Crosse Storytelling Festival is Friday & Saturday, July 23 & 24, 2021 is the only Storytelling Festival in Wisconsin; we are proud to bring national storytelling talent to the La Crosse area.  The festival is a family-friendly event featuring several storytellers, kids activities, food, silent auction, story slam, bookstore, and jugglers.  You don’t want to miss this event!


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Fri. July 23 – Tales of the Creepy & Scary: Tickets $8/person or $15 for a family of 6 (in the same household)

Door open at 6:00 pm

Emcee is Cruella aka Diane Breeser

6:40 pm: Stories for all ages

7:30 pm: Intermission

7:40 pm: Stories that are a bit scarier to very chilling


Sat. July 24 – All performances are at the Pump House Regional Arts Center

Morning Children’s Performances:  10:30 am-1:50 pm

FREE FOR ALL** (ticket/registration required)

Doors Open at 10 am

Emcee Kay Weeden

10:30-11:00 am: Hans Meyer

11:05-11:50 am: Isiah Foster

11:55-12:15 am: Activities

12:20-1:05 pm: Bill Lepp, Featured Storyteller

1:10-1:40 pm: Activities

1:45-1:50 pm: Children’s Performance from Activities

**Thank you for Arla and John Clements for the sponsorship of free tickets for all


Sat. July 24 – Afternoon Multi-age Performances: 1:50-5:15pm

$10/person, Children 12 and under FREE (ticket/registration required)

Emcee August Rupreccht

1:50-2:10 pm: Intermission– music by Ariane Lydon

2:10-3:00 pm: Kevin Kling

3:00-3:15 pm: Intermission- music by Ariane Lydon

3:15-3:30 pm: August Ruprecht (emcee and teller)

3:30-4:15 pm: Kim Weitkamp

4:15-4:30 pm: Intermission- music by Ariane Lydon

4:30-5:15 pm: Bill Lepp


Sat. July 24 – Night Performances: $15/person: 5:30-9:40 pm 

Emcee Michael Scott

5:30-6:30 pm LUNA Story Slam 

6:30-9:40 pm Adult Cabaret 

6:30-6:40 pm: Kao Xiong                                                   6:30-6:40

6:45-7:30 pm: Kim Weitkamp                                           6:45-7:30

7:35-7:45 pm: Luna Story Slam Winner                          7:35-7:40

7:40-8:00 pm Intermission, Silent auction ends at 8:00

8:00-8:45 pm Bil Lepp

8:50-9:40 pm Kevin Kling

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Friday Night Ticket $8/person, Friday Night Family Ticket (members of the same household) $15/Family, Saturday Morning Ticket Free for All Ages, Saturday Afternoon Ticket Children 12 and Under Free, Saturday Afternoon Adult Ticket $10/person, Saturday Night Adult Ticket $15/ticket