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Good Times, Great Stories
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Stories to be told and lies to be heard!
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The day is finally here!!!

Storyfest kicks off Friday, November 1 with a Free Community Breakfast at the Historic Buck West House, Hwy. 281 at 6:30-9:00 AM or until we run out of food.

Early risers will enjoy hot, fresh coffee and delicious breakfast tacos, they also have the chance to visit with featured storytellers!

Friday evening beginning at 6 p.m. is the start of the 3rd Annual Dobie Dichos on the grounds of the 1887 Oakville Jailhouse and Town Square.

THEN

Stories will come to life at the 25th annual George West Storyfest, November 2, 2013.  Come to The Storytelling Capital of Texas to hear all types of stories, from tall tales to history, folktales to cowboy poetry, and much more.  The state’s biggest liars will be on hand to compete in the Texas State Liars’ Contest ©.  With live oak trees for canopies and hay bales for seats, thousands gather each year to celebrate the time-honored tradition of storytelling.

Don't miss out on the fun and festivities!

For schedules, maps and other information go to www.georgeweststoryfest.org

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Deadline Approaching
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George West Storyfest is in its 25th year and we would like to extend an invitation for vendors to participate in the annual celebration.

Storyfest will be held Saturday, November 2, 2013 on the Live Oak County Courthouse Square in George West, TX.

In honor of our 25th anniversary, we are bringing back many renowned storytellers from years past, all who helped make Storyfest what it is today! We need your help in making Storyfest bigger and better than ever!

Application and booth fees must be received by October 16, 2013. Space will be reserved on a first come, first-serve basis. Fees are non-refundable after October 16, 2013 and there will be no weather-related date change or refund.

Visit www.georgeweststoryfest.org for complete information and applications.
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Sign up for events at Storyfest!
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Don't forget to join in on the fun events at Storyfest! This year is our 25th Anniversary Celebration and we are making it big!

Storyfest is bringing back shows from previous years with 15 storytellers and 3 cowboys.




We have many fun events lined up, but some require registration, Don't forget to register early!

Did you know Storyfest has a 5K run/walk? Well, we do!

If you would like to enter the 5K Run/Walk, remember that the early entry deadline to secure a t-shirt is Friday, October 18 by 5 p.m. (Entries must be received, not postmarked, by that date). You can mail your entry, drop it by the GW Chamber office, or give it to Mary Margaret. There will also be registration opportunities on the day of the event.

The event is sponsored by ConocoPhillips

Click here for more information.

Entry forms for our Little Red Wagon Parade are available at the Buck West House in GW or online at our website. Entry fee is only $5 and a great advertisement for your club, business, organization, pageant court, etc. Plus, the wagon parade is a lot of fun! The deadline to enter is October 25.

Entry form for Little Red Wagon Parade

Dobie Dichos -Campfires, Chili con Carne, and the Words of J. Frank Dobie

 

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

 

Friday, November 1, 2013 - dinner starts at 6 p.m.

Readings til 9:30 p.m. - Oakville, Tx

(on IH 37 - between George West and Three Rivers exits)

 

On the grounds of the 1887 Oakville, Tx Jailhouse and Town Square.

Tickets: $15.00 Adults, $7.00 Children under 12 - can be purchased in advance by calling (361) 449-2481, or 888-600-3121. Tickets are limited so get yours early!

 

Proceeds to benefit restoration of the Dobie-West Performing Arts Center, George West, Tx.



Don't miss out on any of these great events!

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Wagon Parade entry deadline is near!
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George West Storyfest is almost here!

Storyfest will open with the sound of the George West school band leading the famous Little Red Wagon Parade. Individuals and groups decorate wagons and pull them by hand on the festival grounds. Start preparing NOW!!! Drag that little red wagon from your childhood out of the attic and decorate it, or let your kids decorate their own! There is no specific theme, so decorate that wagon to reflect your business, your hobby, your favorite sports team—the possibilities are endless.

Wagons remained on display for judging and viewing until 5:00 p.m. Judging takes place, rain or shine. There are three categories, commercial, youth and adult. Entry fee is only $5 and trophies were awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category. What are you waiting for? Get out that wagon and start decorating!

Wagon Parade Entry Deadline is Friday, Oct. 26. Entry forms are available at the George West Chamber of Commerce or online at www.georgeweststoryfest.org



Come out and join the fun!

NO WALK-UP ENTRIES ACCEPTED THIS YEAR!
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It's Here!
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Nov 02, 2011 | 693 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
The weekend we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! The programs are printed, the tents are going up and the bands are getting ready!

November 5, 2011, Come to George West, Texas for the 23rd Annual Storyfest. Captivating stories will be told along with chilling tales in the theatre, children have an area with a magician and more, people will dance in the street to The Pear Ratz, Classic cars will be rolling down the roads, 5K Runners/Walkers are ready, Little Red Wagons are being decorated, Arts and Crafts will abound, Food will be everywhere and The Liars will be telling BIG ones this year.

The Texas State Liars Contest is a lively and spirited contest with contestants from all across the Great State of Texas, this years group will include Sabrina Childress, a student from Odem!

A New event this year is Dobie Dichos which takes place out at the Oakville Jailhouse Inn. There will be campfires, dinner and great stories.

The entire fabulous weekend will kick off on Friday with a Free Community Breakfast. Early risers can gather at historic Buck West House for fresh coffee and delicious breakfast tacos. This is also an opportunity to visit with featured story-tellers.

Visit us at www.georgeweststoryfest.org for more information and schedules.

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Remember to sign-up for upcoming events!
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Don't forget to join in on the fun events at Storyfest!

Did you know Storyfest has a Horseshoe Tournament? Well, we do! Sign up is 12:00 noon; Tournament starts at 1:00 PM. $20 per team to the jack pot + $5 per team to be donated to the Live Oak County Boys & Girls Club. Saturday, November 5. For more information, call Joe at (361) 492-3531.

If you are considering entering the 5K Run/Walk but haven't gotten around to actually entering, remember that the early entry deadline to secure a t-shirt is Tuesday, October 25. You can mail your entry, drop it by the GW Chamber office, or give it to Mary Margaret. There will also be registration opportunities on the day of the event.

There will be door prizes provided by 
ConocoPhillips

 

Click here for 5K Run Entry Form

Entry forms for our Little Red Wagon Parade are available at the Buck West House in GW or online at our website. Entry fee is only $5 and a great advertisement for your club, business, organization, pageant court, etc. Plus, the wagon parade is a lot of fun!

Entry form for Little Red Wagon Parade

Dobie Dichos -Campfires, Chili con Carne, and the Words of J. Frank Dobie

 

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

 

Friday, November 4, 2011 - dinner starts at 6 p.m.

Readings til 9:30 p.m. - Oakville, Tx

(on IH 37 - between George West and Three Rivers exits)

 

On the grounds of the 1887 Oakville, Tx Jailhouse and Town Square.

Tickets: $15.00 Adults, $7.00 Children under 12 - can be purchased in advance by calling (361) 449-2481, or 888-600-3121.

 

Proceeds to benefit restoration of the Dobie-West Performing Arts Center, George West, Tx.



Don't miss out on any of these great events!

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DubiousLives
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October 28, 2011
Liars Welcome! LOL!

Dubious

Storyfest is Coming!
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Oct 18, 2011 | 653 views | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Stories of all kinds, lies, music, and fun will abound in George West, the Storytelling Capital of Texas, when it hosts the 23rd annual George West Storyfest November 4-6.

This year Storyfest is proud to host a new event on Friday, November 4, dedicated to Live Oak County-born and internationally-renowned folklorist J. Frank Dobie: “Dobie Dichos: Campfires, Chili con Carne, and the Words of J. Frank Dobie.” Ten prominent Texas storytellers and authors will take the stage at the Historic Oakville Jail to tell stories and read from the works of Dobie. A meal of chili and pan de campo will be served at 6:00 PM, with the stories and readings beginning at 7 PM. Tickets, pre-sale only, are $15 for adults, $7 under 12.

Storyfest Saturday kicks off with a 5K Fun Run/Walk at 7:30. The festival grounds activities start at 10:00 AM with the sound of the George West school band leading the famous Little Red Wagon Parade. Individuals and groups decorate wagons and pull them by hand on the festival grounds. Storytelling and music alternate on three stages, with continuous entertainment throughout the day and into the evening.

Nationally renowned and top Texas storytellers fascinate audiences with stories ranging from folklore about Texas and around the world to home-grown tales, history, and more. Cowboys tell their tales in poetry form. Ghost stories spook all ages after dark in the Dobie/West Performing Arts Theatre.

The Texas State Liar’s Contest © takes place at mid-afternoon. Texas State Champion Liar DeCee Cornish will be on hand to defend his title.

Music throughout the day will get your toes tapping and maybe even get you out of your seat dancing. Do some early Christmas shopping at arts and crafts booths. Eat tasty food like fajitas, burgers, and funnel cakes prepared by local nonprofit groups. Learn about flint knapping and visit with soldados, Mexican soldiers of the 1800’s.

Children can spend the day playing games, petting animals, and having fun in the Children’s Area, as well as learning about percussion in the Percussion Petting Zoo and being spellbound by a magician. Car enthusiasts can vote on their favorite car on display at the Classic Car Show. Admission is FREE all day on Saturday!

This year’s Street Dance from 9:00 -12:00 on Saturday night features The Pear Ratz, with Pake Rossi opening. Dance admission is $10.

On Sunday morning, First United Methodist Church is this year’s host for Sacred Stories at 9:30. Everyone is welcome to listen in.

So come to George West November 4-6 and be a part of the good times and great stories at George West Storyfest. Visit www.georgeweststoryfest.org for more information and directions. For up-to-the-minute information follow us on Facebook.
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Mary Margaret
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November 01, 2011
Love the choice of photo!

Dobie Dichos
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Campfires, Chili con Carne, and the Words of J. Frank Dobie

"Any tale belongs to whoever can best tell it!" J.F.D.

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

Friday, November 4, 2011 - dinner starts at 6 p.m.

Readings til 9:30 p.m. - Oakville, Tx

(on IH 37 - between George West and Three Rivers exits)

On the grounds of the 1887 Oakville, Tx Jailhouse and Town Square.

Tickets: $15.00 Adults, $7.00 Children under 12 - can be purchased in advance by calling (361) 449-2481, or 888-600-3121.

Hurry to get your tickets for this BYOLC (bring your own lawn chair) event

Proceeds to benefit restoration of the Dobie-West Performing Arts Center, George West, Tx.

To learn more about the Historic Oakville Jail, visit their website at www.oakvillejail.com.



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Mary Margaret
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October 06, 2011
Also joining us at the Dobie Dichos event will be cowboy singer/songwriter Gil Prather! Gil will entertain the audiences with his original cowboy songs during the dinner hour and again at the intermission during the stories and readings.

You won't want to miss this inaugural event presented by Storyfest! Proceeds will go toward the Dobie/West Performing Arts Theatre renovation project in George West.

Central Texas Storytelling
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Storytelling Showcase

Featuring the Central Texas Storytelling Guild

In 2009, George West Storyfest began what we hope will become another tradition at our festival:  showcasing storytellers from a Tejas Storytelling Association affiliate guild.  The first guild to participate was the San Antonio Storyteller Association.  Member and Storyfest storyteller Mary Grace Ketner emceed the session.  The first showcase was such a success that this year we have invited the Central Texas Storytelling Guild to join us for a showcase. 

We want to thank Jo Virgil President of the Central Texas Storytelling Guild who coordinated the selection of storytellers who will tell a story this year in the Showcase.

Come out November 6, 2010 to be part of this wonderful event.

For more information visit www.georgeweststoryfest.org

 

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Don't Miss This!
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Oct 12, 2010 | 489 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
George West Storyfest:  22 Years of Stories and Fun

by Mary Margaret Campbell

George West, TX (September 21, 2010)—If you’re looking for stories of all kinds, lies, music, and fun, then George West, the Storytelling Capital of Texas, is where you want to be November 6 for the 22nd annual George West Storyfest.

Storyfest Saturday opens with the sound of the George West school band leading the famous Little Red Wagon Parade.  Storytelling and music alternate on three stages, with continuous entertainment throughout the day and into the evening. 

Featured this year are renowned storytellers Yvonne Healy, James Ford, and Tim Tingle, who will bring to the Storyfest stage a multiethnic mix of stories.  Top Texas tellers like Donna Ingham, Mark Babino, Mary Grace Ketner, DeCee Cornish, and others will tell stories ranging from folklore about Texas and around the world to home-grown tales.  Cowboys John Campbell, Dennis Gaines, and Cade Schalla will tell their tales in poetry form.  And don’t forget the ghost stories after dark in the Dobie/West Performing Arts Theatre!

Be sure to attend the Texas State Liar’s Contest © at mid-afternoon.  Come see if reigning Texas State Champion Liar Dennis Gaines can tell a big enough lie to hold onto the title.

The music of three-time Grammy nominee Allan Chapman, Riptide, Gil Prather, The Rossi Family, No Vacancy, Jean Schnitz,, and DescoNosido will get your toes tapping and maybe even get you out of your seat dancing.  Do some early Christmas shopping at arts and crafts booths. Eat tasty food like fajitas, burgers, and funnel cakes prepared by local nonprofit groups.  Visit with 1870s Texas cowhands in their camp, with a real chuckwagon, as they prepare to point ‘em north.  Learn about the contributions of town founder George West to trail driving and the cattle industry.   Buffalo Soldiers will be on hand to explain their participation in taming the frontier.

Children can spend the day playing games, petting animals, and having fun in the Children’s Area.  The Texas Junior Anglers will have their Catch Tank on hand for children of all ages to catch a live fish from the tank, and the folks from Noah’s Way will present four interactive animal shows, featuring a prairie dog, a bearded dragon lizard, a tortoise, a cockatoo, and more.  Car enthusiasts can vote on their favorite car on display at the Classic Car Show.

    Then after dark, dance on the street at the traditional Street Dance from 9:00 -12:00, featuring Texas singer-songwriter Houston Marchman, with Live Oak County favorites The Pear Ratz opening.

On Sunday morning, The Church of Christ will host Sacred Stories at 10:00. Everyone is welcome to listen in.

    So come to George West November 6 and be a part of the good times and great stories at George West Storyfest. 

Visit www.georgeweststoryfest.org for more information and directions.

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