People have told scary stories since the beginning of time, and the Appalachian HorrorFest, produced by Small Raven Media, is keeping that tradition alive by providing a platform for storytellers to spin their bloodcurdling tales. The Appalachian Mountains have been the setting of some of the most unique scary stories ever, most of which no one knows if they are true or just a tale spun to keep the kids in line.  If you enjoy listening to a good scary story, this event is for you. It will feel like you’re sitting on the ol’ front porch while your granddad tells scary stories he heard from his grandad.  Our storytellers will entertain you with tales from around the world and close to home. Gather your friends and family, slow down, turn off the phone, and spend an evening with us, listening to the spooky stories from world-class tellers.

Our storytelling event will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2024, at Central Cinema in Knoxville, Tennessee, and include an evening of storytelling, music, and more.   Subscribe to our newsletter or check back often to discover developing details.  We’ll see you in October!  


Appalachian HorrorFest values and celebrates the diversity of human voices, backgrounds, and experiences.  We are committed to maintaining an open, supportive, safe, and welcoming environment, free of bias, hate, and discrimination for our staff, volunteers, artists, audience members, vendors, and all other program participants.  Appalachian HorrorFest does not discriminate or permit discrimination against any individual based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or genetic information in matters of programs or activities it operates in accordance with our commitment to equal human rights.  [Click for Festival ADA Guide]