Fairfield Bay celebrates the power of storytelling on Saturday, Oct. 12 with StoryFest at the Bay. The tales can be heard at the Our Towne Conference and Visitor Center. There will also be a special celebration of the newly renovated and reopened conference center.
Whether for passing down history, culture, or entertainment, early man and even more recently American Indians were legendary storytellers. Storytelling is culturally enlightening as well as entertaining.
Each year, Fairfield Bay hosts some of the best national storytellers from coast to coast. Some, as is the case with this year’s tellers, have received National Storytelling Excellence Awards. Andy Offutt Irwin and Pippa White will spin their engaging tales for festival goers. The event is family focused, and open to all ages.
The Conference and Visitor Center has its own story to tell. Its rich past includes notable visits from public figures such as Former President Bill Clinton. Today, Our Towne Conference and Visitor Center boasts even more reasons to plan a meeting or celebration in Fairfield Bay. It’s a stunning conference, performing and visual arts center all in one.
At 19,600 square feet plus a one-of-a-kind beautifully appointed, large outdoor deck, Our Towne Conference and Visitor Center not only has banquet rooms, meeting space and a theater, but is also the North Central Arkansas fine arts gallery, featuring works of stain glass, paintings and sculpture, with much of the work available for purchase.
Accommodations and eight area restaurants are within walking distance. In Fairfield Bay, visitors can enjoy two 18-hole golf courses, miniature golf, private clubs, swimming pools, hiking, tennis, bowling and a full service marina with boat rentals.
StoryFest and the Grand Re-Opening event kicks off at 8:30 am with coffee, pastries and a tour of Fairfield Bay’s revitalized Our Towne Conference and Visitor Center. Morning storyteller sessions begin at 9:30 am and the afternoon storytelling sessions begin at 1:30 pm. The public is invited to the Grand Re-Opening Celebration at 11:30 am. A variety of arts and crafts vendors as well as food vendors from around the state will have items available throughout the day.
Our Towne Conference and Visitor Center is located at 110 Lost Creek Parkway in Fairfield Bay. Tickets for StoryFest are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.FairfieldBayStartsToday.com. Call 501-884-6500 for a complete list of ticket outlets.