The Storytelling and Arts Festival featured story tellers, musicians and regional artists.

The Teton Storytelling and Arts Festival happened this year August 13 – 18. Last year was the first year for the festival and just like last year, the festival featured story tellers, musicians and regional artists.

This year, there were six national tellers, one regional teller and one local teller.

Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp, Sam Payne and Clive Romney returned this year to participate. Tellers Andy Offutt Irwin, Michael Reno Harrel and Josh Goforth joined them in storytelling.

The opening act was performed by local 11-year-old Kenzlee Anderson.

Jackie Rawlins, the festival director, said this event is a good opportunity because there are so many story tellers in one event and it’s free for the public.

Those who attended this festival heard humor and comedy telling. On Sunday night, attendees heard uplifting music and stories.

It was also designed as a family friendly event.

For more information, visit the festival website at