The Telling Tales Festival

Telling Tales logo15th Annual Telling Tales Festival Saturday September 16 and Sunday September 1710am - 4pm 
Admission: FreeRoyal Botanical Gardens, Hendrie Park, Burlington, Ontario  


If you plan to attend, pre-registration is required.

Free Shuttle Buses are available. Pre-registration is also required.

The 15th anniversary Telling Tales Festival at Royal Botanical Gardens features a full schedule of over 40 of Canada's leading children's authors, illustrators, and storytellers presenting on five vibrant stages. 

Look for Team HPL on Saturday September 16 and Sunday September 17 in the Global Garden for storytimes and hands-on activities. Come create your very own comic book character and add your ideas to our collaborative community mural. 

Check out for details on this year’s presenters, event schedule, reading lists and more. 

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