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AWESOME COMES TO TELLING TALES
Experience stories in all forms and ignite your inspiration! Let your imagination soar at Canada’s FREE children’s literary festival on Sunday, September 20th, at Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton, Ontario. Join 30 of Canada’s best children’s authors, illustrators, storytellers, and musicians who promise to entertain and delight over 7,000 children and their families. This year’s festival features international bestselling author NEIL PASRICHA, who will launch his new children’s book, AWESOME IS EVERYWHERE, at the festival.
DAVID BOUCHARD will share his passion for stories and Aboriginal culture. We’re also bringing back some fan favourites. Author and illustrator WERNER ZIMMERMANN returns with his fun interactive stories, and RICHARD SCRIMGER is a hilarious author with an incredible ability to catch the attention of teens and tweens.
"This is a special year for the Telling Tales Festival," explains Susan Jasper, Telling Tales Festival Chair & Founder. "NEIL PASRICHA is launching his new interactive picture book, and TVOKIDS' RANGER KARA will be kicking-off TVO’s Reading Rangers Book Club Tour with a special reading. Plus HAMILTON BEST START is celebrating 10 years in the local community with birthday party crafts and activities in the Large Meadow. September 20th is going to be an awesome day of celebration!"
Other attractions include live performances, book signings, readings, costumed characters, a giant Book Swap and Shop, Bryan Prince Bookseller onsite book shop, Children’s Activity Centre, contests and prizes – all in a beautiful historic village setting.
The 7th Annual Telling Tales Festival takes place on Sunday, September 20th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton, Ontario. Admission is free. There is free parking at the Rockton Fairgrounds and our free shuttle service will bring you right to the Festival. Please note: there is no parking at Westfield during the Festival. Visitors are welcome to bring their children in strollers and are reminded to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and umbrellas to join in the fun – rain or shine!