2013 Big Story Fest And Liars Competition Brings Family Fun To Historic Beaufort

Jan 16, 2013, 10:00 ET from Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce

BEAUFORT, S.C., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual 2013 Big Story Fest and Liars Competition returns to historic downtown Beaufort this April. Storyteller-naturalist Doug Elliott, Natalie Daise, Judy Sima and Bil Lepp, the Storytelling Circle of Excellence Award recipient, will headline the three-day festival. Additional storytellers of all styles and genres will be featured, as well as performing visual artists and a show of contemporary quilts in the ARTworks gallery. The annual festival will also feature workshops, children's events, special theater events, concerts and audience participation activities. Lepp, a five-time winner of the West Virginia Liars' Contest, will also emcee and judge the Liars Competition.

The Big Story Fest and Liars Competition will take place April 11 to April 14 at ARTworks and Beaufort Town Center.

"This festival honors the deeply fun tradition of storytelling," said J.W. Rone. "Attendees will find themselves drawn in by our esteemed expert storytellers, and will easily find themselves laughing and enjoying their spirited antics."

Ticket prices range from $5 to $17, and daily and weekend passes will be available for purchase at 843-379-2787 and www.artworksinbeaufort.org.

For additional information about the festival, individuals should visit:

The festival is produced by ARTworks, the arts council of Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands.

About the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce represents the city of Beaufort, the second oldest city in South Carolina. Founded by the British in 1711, the city has a rich history that dates back centuries with ties to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Beaufort is made up of Port Royal Island and its surrounding area within the Lowcountry. The city generates approximately two million visitors annually, and is regarded as one of the most diverse communities because of its historic character and prominent architecture. It is home to one of the largest population of Gullahs, a culture known for preserving its African linguistic and cultural heritage more than any other African-American community within the United States. The Marine Corps Recruit Depot for the Eastern Seaboard can also be found in Beaufort, in addition to the Marine Corps Air Station and Naval Hospital.

The Beaufort Visitors Center is located at 713 Craven Street in downtown Beaufort.

For more information, visit www.BeaufortSC.org, www.pinterest.com/VisitBeaufortSC and www.facebook.com/VisitBeaufortSC.

SOURCE Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce