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Tue, Oct 25


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BACK PATIO SOCIAL: A Night of Scary Stories with Smoky Mountain Storytellers

Enjoy an evening of scary stories told by members of the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association on Oct. 25! EVENT WILL BE ON THE FRONT LAWN AT IJAMS!

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BACK PATIO SOCIAL: A Night of Scary Stories with Smoky Mountain Storytellers
BACK PATIO SOCIAL: A Night of Scary Stories with Smoky Mountain Storytellers

Time & Location

Oct 25, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About the Event

Join Ijams and the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association for a night of haunted tales, scary stories, and fireside frights as part of the Ijams Back Patio Social Oct. 25!

Storytellers Jennifer Alldredge, and Stephen and Susan Fulbright will be out with some of their best tales, folklore, urban legends, and more to get into the Halloween spirit. 

Doors open at 6 pm, stories begin at 7. Tickets for this event are $10 for adults, $5 for kids (ages 5-12). The stories told may be too scary for some children, so parental discretion is advised.

Stolen Streetlights will be the food truck for all of your dining needs, and the Ijams Beer Garden and concession area will be open all evening.

This event is on the back patio of the Ijams Visitor Center; in the event of inclement weather,  it will be held indoors.


About the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association

The Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association comprises folks who love telling, listening to, and rejoicing in our rich heritage of stories. For more information, find them on Facebook or check out

About the Storytellers

Jennifer Alldredge

Jennifer Alldredge is a retired energy efficiency educator and former librarian who has been telling stories for many years. From Native American stories, fairy tales, scary stories, or stories just for fun, Jennifer enjoys telling tales to suit any audience. In addition to storytelling, she has been an actor, stage manager, and director for Tennessee Stage Company, is a published writer, and is an environmentalist focused on climate change action.  Most of all, she loves reading and collecting stories to share!

Susan Fulbright

Susan has been a teller of tales for over 40 years. Listening to tales on her granny’s knee instilled a love for storytelling. A retired teacher having received a masters in storytelling and reading at ETSU, Susan served an apprenticeship with the

Houston Storytellers Guild and became an OGS, an Official Guild Storyteller. With Stephen, she has told stories in schools, churches, distilleries, hospitals, private homes, coffeehouses, Dreammore at Dollywood, and wherever people want a good tale. Her stories include folk tales, legends, created tales, whoppers, family tales, ghost tales, and tandem tales with Stephen.

Stephen Fulbright

Stephen is an engineer by trade, but, being a good Tennessee boy, he has always had a love of stories. Branching out into telling tales has come late, but this Walter’s State math adjunct keeps on learning. Stephen has stories of his misspent youth, which Susan had not heard until a dinner party after they had been married for 7 years! It was hair-raising! He's a natural. Stephen has created tales of the mountains for young and old. With Susan, he performs tandem tales.


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    +$0.25 service fee
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  • Kids Ticket (Ages 5-12)

    +$0.13 service fee
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