Get ready for ghost stories, seasonal craft beer, and spooky tunes! The 8th Annual Brews and Boos will be in downtown Jonesborough on Saturday, October 28 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Brews & Boos is set in Jimmy Neil Smith Park (Storytelling Park) with a series of ghost stories featuring world-renowned storyteller Lynn Ford and special guests!

Gates will open at 7 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets, due to ground seating only. Main Street Café & Catering will serve local craft beer and cider, food will also be available.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event and can be purchased online or by calling the Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010. A limited number of tickets will be available at the gate.

The Haunted Tellers

Lynette (Lyn) Ford

Fourth-generation Affrilachian storyteller and Ohio teaching artist Lynette (Lyn) Ford has shared decades of creepy stories, haunted programs and boo-worthy workshops on telling and writing such tales.  Lyn’s diverse works have been published in several story resources, including: The August House Book of Scary Stories, for which she helped to write a teachers’ guide; CDs, DVDs, and radio recordings, and her own award-winning books, Affrilachian Tales; Folktales from the African-American Appalachian Tradition and Beyond the Briar Patch:  Affrilachian Folktales, Food and Folklore, both of which include chapters of “Spookers and Haints”.  Lyn’s book, Hot Wind, Boiling Rain: Scary Stories for Strong Hearts, offers original creepy folktale twists and tips for creatively writing them yourself.  Lyn and her friend and fellow storyteller, Sherry Norfolk, developed their creepy tome, Boo-Tickle Tales:  Not-So-Scary Stories for Ages 4-9, to include tips for telling and fun for all. Lyn is also a Creative Aging Project story coach (“Heartworks”), a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, a great-grandma, and a pretty good cook.

Michael Reno Harrell

Michael Reno Harrell is an award-winning songwriter, a published author, a nationally known storyteller and a visual artist. And he’s from the Southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina where all those things are as much a part of life as breathing. Michael’s talents in the aforementioned fields have taken him to forty-four states and several foreign countries over his fifty-three-year career. His work is based in life experiences that reflect the culture of his mountain roots, which go back eight generations. But, Michael’s stories, songs and artworks reflect not only the southern experience, but also American’s story. His work, in whichever form it may take, all comes down to one thing…story.