- Man accused of setting fire to Delta bar; posted photos of it burning on Facebook (9/17/17)5
- McClure man accused of leaving children in hot truck while gambling in casino (9/19/17)1
- New boutique store advocates for special-needs people (9/19/17)
- Say Cheese: The story behind the famous sandwiches at the East Perry Fair (9/22/17)
- Anne Limbaugh dies, leaves legacy of caring (9/22/17)
- Retailer may come to Jackson; rezoning needed first (9/17/17)2
- Planet Fitness to anchor Town Plaza shopping center (9/18/17)2
- Former major-league slugger Darryl Strawberry to speak at La Croix (9/20/17)
- Mo. conservation agents help fight fires in western U.S. (9/15/17)
- Owner of Mary Jane Burgers & Brew in Perryville to open new culinary concept in Cape (9/15/17)3
Tell me a story
Cape Girardeau's third annual Storytelling Festival starts today. The three-day event, which drew 3,000 people last year, features a dozen local storytellers as well as six professionals.
The professional storytellers will perform throughout the day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The local storytellers will give "Swapping Ground" performances at noon and 3 p.m. Saturday in the tent set up at the corner of Main and Merriwether streets downtown. The other storytelling tent is at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus.
Tickets are available at the Convention and Visitors Bureau office, 400 Broadway. A three-day pass costs $30 for adults and $20 for students age 6 through college. A one-day pass is $20 for adults and $10 for students. Family passes cost $110.
The stories at the festival range from humorous to poignant to scary. This year's addition of local storytellers is sure to bring out listeners who know -- or know of -- the individual performers.
The Storytelling Festival offers something for everyone. In addition to local audience members, the festival draws a sizable number of visitors from outside the area. Welcome to Cape Girardeau, where the river turns a thousand tales.