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Stories from the Pumpkin Patch at Tipton-Haynes

Contributed To The Press • Updated Oct 13, 2017 at 8:58 AM

The 23rd annual Stories from the Pumpkin Patch will be held Saturday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site, 2620 S. Roan St. 

Admission is $5 per adult and $2.50 for children 12 and under. Members are always admitted for free. Hot dogs will be available for $1 extra.

Between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. there will be crafts for young children. Throughout the evening families can enjoy a hayride, family friendly stories and spooky stories at the cave, apple cider warmed over an open fire and food from local vendor Mountain Boy’s Kountry Kitchen.

This year’s storytellers are Libby Tipton, Cathy Rose Metcalf and Joy Salberg. Dubbed the “Mountain Terp Teller,” Libby Tipton utilizes a combination of sign, gesture and voice to tell stories about her culture, her subculture and her roots in a deaf Appalachian family.

Cathy Rose Metcalf uses stories to teach about the world and increase literacy skills.

Joy Salberg, also known as the “Braided Teller,” loves to tell stories of hope and love and belief in the future — fairytales, folktales and personal tales from her varied and full life. Each of the tellers will have several stories, including one story each to be told in the haunted cave.

For more information, call 423-926-3631 or visit www.tipton-haynes.org.

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