2021 Schedule

●●● ALL SEATS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED, EXCEPT NAUGHTY TALES ●●●

Adult (16+) $175

Senior (65+) $165

Festival Pass -
Adult & Senior Ticket:

Includes 9 performances and Bill Harley workshop. 

Adult (18+) $54

Senior (65+) $48

Child (<16) $24

Saturday 3 Show Special

All 3 Saturday Daytime Storytelling Shows

11:00am – 5:00pm
(all at the Ojai Art Center):
11:00am: Donald Davis and Mara Menzies in Humor and Heart

-PLUS-
1:00pm: Carmen Agra Deedy and Bil Lepp in Mischief Makers
-PLUS-
3:00pm: Bill Harley and Reverend B. Jones in Musical Tales

Child (<16) $58

6 Events

Children's Festival Pass -
Children's Ticket:

Includes 6 performances. 

Senior tickets are for adults 65 and over. Child tickets are for children ages under 16.
A purple star denotes events especially designed for young kids and families.

The following handling fees apply when purchasing online, by phone, or during the festival:
• $3 handling fee per ticket (individual performances)
• $5 handling fee (total) for each Ticket Package (multiple performances)

Note: After September 1, all ticket packages go up $15 and individual shows and workshops go up $5

Thursday, October 28

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Ojai Vineyard

Meet the Tellers: Reception with the Storytellers 

Find out how the tellers found their stories!

Delicious Ojai Vineyard Wines for purchase.

Light appetizers provided.

Adults $32

Seniors $30

7:30 – 9:00 pm

Matilija Auditorium

703 El Paseo Rd, Ojai

A Tribute to Joni Mitchell

The evening will open with a story from Reverend B. Jones followed by Kimberly Ford's, "A Tribute to Joni Mitchell".

Two year's ago, Kimberly Ford and her band brought down the house with a rousing, beautiful tribute full of songs and stories of Joni Mitchell. Don't miss this fantastic musical experience!

Adults $32

Seniors $30

Thursday

Friday, October 30

9:30 – 10:30am
Libbey Bowl

Fall Stories for Primary Students (Grades K-3)
with Clare Murphy, Bill Harley, and Regi Carpenter.

 

Adult $15, Child $12

Groups (10+) $10

11:15am –12:30pm
Libbey Bowl

Fall Stories for Upper Grades (4-8)
with Donal Davis, Mara Menzies, Rev. B. Jones, and Bil Lepp.

 

Adult $15, Child $12

Groups (10+) $10

3:00 – 4:30pm

Art Center Patio

213 North Montgomery

Speak Peace

with Rev. B. Jones, and Mara Menzies.
 

Adults $20

Seniors $18

Child: $10

6:30 – 7:30pm

Libbey Bowl

Local Music

with Alan Thornhill 

Included with purchase of Laughing Night ticket.

7:30 – 10:00pm

Libbey Bowl

Laughing Night

with All the tellers

 

Adults $32

Seniors $28 

Children $15

1:00 – 2:30pm

Art Center

Workshop: Stories at Work

with Bill Harley
Included in the Adult's Festival Package.​

$20

Friday

Friday

Friday

Friday

Friday

9:00 – 10:30am

Center for the Work

213 N Montgomery St

Workshop: Do You Just Make That Up as You Go Along?

with Bil Lepp

Not included in Festival Pass.

 

$20

10:30am – 5:00 pm
Ojai Art Center Gallery

Story Shop Stop
A boutique in the Art Center Gallery.
Unique gifts to purchase from local
artists and craftspeople

11:00am – 12:30pm
Ojai Art Center Patio

Humor and Heart

with Donald Davis and Mara Menzies

$20 adults

$18 seniors

$10 children

12:45 – 2:00pm
Ojai House

Story Swap: FREE!

Story Swap is your chance to tell a story to an enthusiastic audience. Beginning tellers welcome. Five minute limit, please. Sign up at the Storytelling Resource Store at the Ojai Art Center.

1:00 – 2:30pm
Ojai Art Center Patio

Mischief Makers 

with Bil Lepp and Clare Murphy

 

$20 adults
$18 seniors
$10 children

Saturday, October 31

9:00 – 10:30am

Libbey Bowl Stage Right

210 S Signal St

Workshop: The Art of Storytelling

with Donald Davis


Not included in Festival Pass.

$20

3:00 – 4:30pm

Ojai Art Center Patio

Musical Tales

with Bill Harley and  Reverend B. Jones

 

$20 adults
$18 seniors
$10 children

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

4:30 – 5:30pm

Libbey Park Fountain

Kid Fest

with Local Artists, Student Storytellers, and a Costume Parade!

 

Free!

Saturday

6:00 – 8:00pm  

Libbey Bowl

210 South Signal

Tales of Mystery and Suspense for Halloween Night

with Bill Harley, Rev. B. Jones, Donald Davis, and Bil Lepp.

 

$30 adults

$28 seniors

$15 children

8:45 – 10:30pm
Ojai Art Center Patio

Naughty Tales Under the Stars on the Patio

This year's performers include Regi Carpenter, Mara Menzies and Clare Murphy.

Not included in the Festival Pass

$40

Saturday

Saturday

Sunday, November 1

​9:00 – 10:30am

Art Center Gallery

113 South Montgomery

Workshop
with Clare Murphy
Not included in Festival Pass.

 

All Tickets $20

​9:00 – 10:30am
Ojai House

Workshop: Creating Connections Through Story and Song
with Reverend B. Jones
Not included in Festival Pass.

 

All Tickets $20

11:00am – 1:00pm
Ojai Art Center Patio

Farewell Tales and Continental Breakfast
with all the Tellers

 

Adults $30
Seniors $28
Child $15

Sunday

Sunday

The Ojai Storytelling Festival is presented by Performances to Grow On, a non-profit organization. Support our programs with a tax-deductible donation. In these tough times, donations in any amount make a difference. Don’t have a lot to give? No problem. All it takes is $1 to make a difference in a child's life. Have a little more to give? You can also make contributions on behalf of friends and family…

20th Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival

More than a festival... It's an experience.

What

The 20th Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival

When

October 28-31, 2021

Where

Libbey Bowl, 
Ojai Art Center,

Ojai House,

Ojai Vineyard,

Matilija Auditorium

Byron Katie Center for the Work

Contact Us

To learn more, don’t hesitate to get in touch

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