Telling Tales Festival of Stories

The stories of childhood leave an indelible impression, and their author always has a niche in the temple of memory from which the image is never cast out to be thrown on the rubbish heap of things that are outgrown and outlived.  ~Howard Pyle

Join us this Sunday (Sept. 18) from 10am – 4pm at Westfield Heritage Village, the 3rd Annual Telling Tales Festival Of Stories! We’ll present ye with Pyratical tales, fact vs. fiction and maybe even a chantey or two – of course there’s MUCH more to see & do!

Pyrates in Old BookStep through Westfield’s Gates of Time into a storybook village where historical figures mingle with contemporary children’s literary stars on this magical day. All ages will find it entertaining and unforgettable. More than a celebration of stories and storytelling, Telling Tales is an important fundraising event, committed to providing financial assistance to much-needed local literacy programs.

Tales of all kinds for the young – and young at heart – storytellers throughout the village, living history, authors with new and interesting books, music, treats and more! Plan to visit the Telling Tales Giant Book Swap and Shop Tent, a place to bring your slightly worn children’s books, donate them to literacy and, if you choose, purchase second hand titles for just loonies and toonies.

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Get on a free bus to Telling Tales! Free bus transportation will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. Buses will leave at 10 a.m. from the Centre Mall, Eastgate Square, Limeridge Mall and the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s Education Centre in downtown Hamilton (parking lot siding on King Street West and Bay Street). All buses will return to the city at 3 p.m.


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