28th Annual Storytelling Festival

Join us for a day of stories and music
that recall the early days of the west.


Saturday, September 24 • 9:15am – 8:30pm
Philip S. Miller Library, Castle Rock

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Enjoy one-hour storytelling sessions with time for Q&A with each of our featured tellers
and an evening concert with all three!

Festival Schedule

  • 9:15 – 9:30  – Welcome
  • 9:30 – 10:30 – Jim Weglarz
  • 10:45 – 11:45 – Priscilla Queen
  • 12:00 – 1:30 – Lunch On Your Own
  • 1:30 – 3:00 – Mark Lee Gardner
  • 3:15 – 4:30 – Stories In A Flash: Featured tellers & willing audience members tell 3-min.(or less) stories
  • 4:30 – 6:30 – Dinner On Your Own
  • 6:30 – 8:30 – Free Evening Concert (for Families and Festival Participants) with Jim, Priscilla and Mark Sponsored by Douglas County Libraries

Featured Storytellers


Mark Lee Gardner
Award-winning musician, author and storyteller, Mark brings history to life with cowboy music and rousing tales of the wild west.


Priscilla Queen
Storyteller and descendant of western pioneers tells true tales from her grandmothers’ adventures in 1800s Arizona Territory.


Jim Weglarz
History buff and president of Historic Douglas County, Inc. recreates local legendary figures, telling their early Colorado stories.

Purchase Tickets

  • $24/person – RMS Members
  • $30/person – Non-RMS Members

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