'Stories from the Pumpkin Patch' return to Tipton-Haynes Historic Site this Saturday

Johnson City Press • Oct 6, 2019 at 11:04 PM

The Tipton-Haynes Historic Site’s 26th annual “Stories from the Pumpkin Patch” returns Saturday, with a trio of unique storytellers on the schedule. 

Starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, the Historic Site will offer hayrides, family-friendly and “spooky” stories and apple cider warmed over an open fire. There will also be food from local vendors, and characters will re-enact the “Hocus Pocus” Sanderson Sisters in the historic cabin.

This year’s storytellers will be Libby Tipton, Terry Arrington and Tama Lunceford. Tipton utilizes a combination of sign, gestures and her voice to share stories of her culture and roots from a deaf Appalachian family.

Arrington is a southwest Virginia native who also served in the Army.

Lunceford, meanwhile, uses her vivid imagination, expressive manner and colorful language to touch minds and hearts through all kinds of stories; folktales, fairy tales, tall tales, personal, historical and hysterical stories.

Each of the tellers will share several stories, including one each in the Haunted Cave. Admission is $5 per adult and $2.50 for children 12 and under. Members are always free.

The Tipton-Haynes Historic Site is located at 2620 S. Roan Street in Johnson City. For more information, call 423-926-3631.