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Let your imagination soar at Canada’s FREE children’s literary festival on Sunday, September 20th, at Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton, Ontario. Join 30 of Canada’s best children’s authors, illustrators, storytellers, and musicians who promise to entertain and delight over 7,000 children and their families. This year’s festival features international bestselling author NEIL PASRICHA, who will launch his new children’s book, AWESOME IS EVERYWHERE, at the festival.

SHEREE FITCH, Canada’s female Dr. Seuss, is a wonderful new addition to Telling Tales with well-known titles for our younger audience and tweens. Canada’s bestselling Aboriginal author DAVID BOUCHARD will share his passion for stories and Aboriginal culture. We’re also bringing back some fan favourites. Author and illustrator WERNER ZIMMERMANN returns with his fun interactive stories, and RICHARD SCRIMGER is a hilarious author with an incredible ability to catch the attention of teens and tweens.

“This is a special year for the Telling Tales Festival,” explains Susan Jasper, Telling Tales Festival Chair & Founder. “NEIL PASRICHA is launching his new interactive picture book, and TVOKIDS’ RANGER KARA will be kicking-off TVO’s Reading Rangers Book Club Tour with a special reading. Plus HAMILTON BEST START is celebrating 10 years in the local community with birthday party crafts and activities in the Large Meadow. September 20th is going to be an awesome day of celebration!”

Other attractions include live performances, book signings, readings, costumed characters, a giant Book Swap and Shop, Bryan Prince Bookseller onsite book shop, Children’s Activity Centre, contests and prizes – all in a beautiful historic village setting.

The 7th Annual Telling Tales Festival takes place on Sunday, September 20th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton, Ontario. Admission is free. There is free parking at the Rockton Fairgrounds and our free shuttle service will bring you right to the Festival. Please note: there is no parking at Westfield during the Festival. Visitors are welcome to bring their children in strollers and are reminded to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and umbrellas to join in the fun – rain or shine!

Mark Sept. 20th on your calendar and plan to be entertained by these fantastic presenters:

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Robert Blunsdon

David Bouchard

Lance Darren Cole

Creative Theatre Company

Lisa Dalrymple

Sheree Fitch

Alma Fullerton

Hamilton Children’s Choir

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Carol-Ann Hoyte

HPL Puppeteers

Jude Johnson

Jess Keating

Wesley King

Lynne Kittredge-Fox

Adrienne Kress

Monica Kulling

Andrew Larsen

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John Lukasik

Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Gillian O’Reilly

Pan Piper

Neil Pasricha

Richard Scrimger

Patricia Storms

TURKEY Rhubarb

TVOKids’ Ranger Kara

Werner Zimmermann

Visit our website for complete presenter bios and plan your day by reviewing our full festival event schedule.

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