Faye Wooden

Faye Wooden

Faye Wooden, a native Appalachian, transports listeners of all ages into worlds and times shaped by the power of imagination. “Storytelling is an ancient art,” she says, “that awakens our senses and carries us into new worlds. When I tell a story I want listeners to be totally involved, to enjoy the trip.”

Drawing on her own life experiences — banker, bear trapper, herbalist; author, teacher, public speaker — Wooden touches the fabric of people’s lives with her hypnotic voice, a wide range of tales, and haunting tunes from traditional mountain instruments (bowed psaltery, lap dulcimer, and autoharp, native flute), as she strives to preserve the spirit of her native Appalachia. She has established herself as one of the region’s premiere storytellers.

We're excited to bring her back to this year's Festival! 


  • 10:30 - Storytellers Tent
  • 2:45 - Storytellers Tent

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