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You're invited to the Red Fox Storytelling Festival!

3 months ago

You're invited to the 2022 Red Fox Storytelling Festival - back in person this year with plenty of activities for all ages!

The 4th Annual Red Fox Storytelling Festival will be held in downtown Pound, VA on April 29-30.

On Friday evening all Pound High School graduates are gathering for a Class Reunion with music, food, wine and a chance to tell your favorite high school story.

On Saturday afternoon plan to enjoy local and professional Storytellers with Music by Tiffany Williams including songs about the Pound Gap. Storytellers will include unique stories about the Pound, as well as regional stories focused on the theme of Embracing the Community, Then and Now. Between tellers, the talented singer-songwriter, Tiffany Williams, will play music rooted in the history and future of Appalachia. The Festival will conclude with a Street Dance with music by Wolfpen Branch, an energetic group of Grammy Nominated musicians.  

On Saturday, there will also be a Heritage Digitization event will happen during the Red Fox Storytelling Festival and will run from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Town of Pound Town Hall parking lot. Pound and Wise County residents are invited to bring heritage items that help tell their family histories--such as photographs, scrapbooks, textiles, and souvenirs—to the Historical Society Building in downtown Pound for FREE digitization.

High resolution scans and photographs will be made of a select number of items per person. Original material will be returned along with complimentary flash drives. With owner’s permission, digitized items may be shared on a public website featuring family heritage items from around Southwest Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. For more information contact Caroline at [email protected] or call (606) 633-0108.

Plan to join us in the fun and festivities as we celebrate long-time Appalachian traditions and the culture and community of Pound!

Food Trucks will be on site and beverages provided by Mountain Rose Vineyard.

All events will take place in downtown Pound, Virginia. If COVID-19 restrictions make in-person gatherings impossible, events will be livestreamed at

The Red Fox Storytelling Festival is a collaboration between Appalshop, the Historical Society of the Pound, and the Town of Pound. Special support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information you can email [email protected], or see the Red Fox Festival Event Page. 

You can watch the livestream from the 3rd Annual Red Fox Storytelling Festival below:

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