St. Simons' Storytelling Festival will be here as we start the new year ...

The Golden Isles of Georgia: We’ve been in the news recently

*Over 30 pilot whales tried to beach themselves on St. Simons East Beach and at our Pier Village.

A very sad sight BUT the community response was fantastic as we tried to guide these special creatures back to deeper waters of the sea.  They were way off course! Gratefully DNR has an office on St. Simons so there was professional guidance for us novices. We do however enjoy frequent dolphin sightings in our waters, including the Frederica River on the banks of which the St. Simons Storytelling Festival sits.

*Jekyll Island has been named Money Magazine’s No. 1. U.S. Travel Destination for 2019.

This location is just a short hop from St. Simons (20 minutes) which makes for an easy visit when you come to the St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival.

We welcome your visit to our special place on the Georgia coast.  Hope to see you in February as we will present two new (to us) tellers on our stage – Anne Rutherford and Sheila Arnold.  Anne is coming all the way from Portland, OR. She is fast becoming a very popular storyteller and we are fortunate to have her coming to our area.  Sheila, though new to our stage, is very well known to storytelling audiences. After her storytelling on Friday and Saturday Sheila will conclude the 5th Annual St. Simons Island Storytellling Festival on Sunday morning after the worship service with what is sure to be a memorable presentation. And, Donald Davis, Andy Offutt Irwin and Bil Lepp will return with more stories for your enjoyment.  

Hope to see you at Epworth By The Sea February 14 – 16, 2020 (FRIDAY TO SUNDAY)

And, we encourage you to continuing exploring the Golden Isles of Georgia with a day trip to nearby Sapelo and/or Cumberland Islands. Please let me know if you would like information on ferry reservations to either of these islands.  Come early or stay later.