Two Days of Festival Fun… coming this September

The Telling Tales Festival is a fun-filled family festival that brings together the best in Canadian authors, illustrators, musicians and storytellers to inspire, engage and entertain. We can’t wait to be back to a live and in-person festival this year!

Join us September 24-25, 2022 at the Royal Botanical Gardens Hendrie Park. Stay tuned for more information when we launch in May.

We will be hosting this year’s event at the world-renowned gardens and natural surroundings of the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG), beautifully accented by the Dan Lawrie International Sculpture Collection, which provides an unforgettable and totally unique setting for families to create lasting memories. Meet Canadian authors, illustrators and other storytellers who will inspire a love of reading and connect children with stories, nature and art.

Be sure to check out our 2020-2021 presentation on demand.

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Looking for your next great read? Visit our reading list for amazing books for everyone from tots to teens!

View our Telling Tales Reading List
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 “…holy moly did the gang at Telling Tales rise to the challenge! They offered the same amazing list of creators, and pulled it together in a unique and satisfying package. -best kids festival in Canada, if not the world.
-Kevin Sylvester, CBC Broadcaster, bestselling Children’s author and illustrator. 2020.