Celebrating 15 years of sharing stories!

Past Presentations

Telling Tales celebrates Canadian children’s literature with our signature two day festival and other auxiliary events. Our 2023 festival will once again be live and in person! We can’t wait to see everyone at our two day festival at the Royal Botanical Gardens on September 16 & 17. Celebrating Graphic Novels (June 14) will remain virtual. You will also find us joining our friends at Imagine in the Park on June 3 and a brand new event at the Art Gallery of Hamilton (July 5 & Aug. 2)

Please fill out an online event registration to access FREE bus service to RBG for Telling Tales Festival. We are grateful to Hillfield Strathallan for providing this service for free to the public.

We are excited to bring an all-star line-up of authors, illustrators, and storytellers sharing their stories and engaging audiences. Our very popular Giant Book Swap & Shop will return and you can view our full schedule to start planning your visit.


Festivals and Events Ontario announced the 2023 Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario in March, and Telling Tales was thrilled to be a recipient of this award.

These Top 100 recipients represent festivals and events that excel within the industry.

Thank you to our team, volunteers, partners, and the community that supports us in helping us achieve this recognition.

View our 2022 Festival & Event Highlights

Can’t wait to see your favourites? Our 2021 and 2020 virtual presentations are now available to watch on-demand.