"Use our handy app to discover how Stories Take You Anywhere at the 9th Annual Telling Tales Festival on Sunday, September 17th. The Telling Tales Festival is an amazing day when kids big and small get to hang out with authors, illustrators and musicians, and meet historical and literary characters. 

Free for all ages, Telling Tales presents over 30 of Canada's leading children's authors, illustrators, musicians and storytellers.

Enjoy live performances, book signings, readings and costumed characters in a beautiful, historic village setting. Other attractions include a Giant Book Swap and Shop, Bryan Prince Bookseller onsite book shop, children’s activity centre, contests and prizes.

Telling Tales is very proud to be recognized as Canada’s leading children’s literary festival.

Our mission is to build a national festival that promotes children’s stories and a love of reading, while raising awareness and support for local literacy in our community.

Our vision is to be the best children’s literary festival in Canada.

This app, generously sponsored by Cogeco, is your guide to everything that Telling Tales has to offer before, during, and after the festival. Download the app to preview the festival line-up and schedule, and use it to find your way and stay connected.

Key features of the Telling Tales Festival app include:

Plan Your Approach

Preview the full presenter schedule by stage and time

Read presenter bios and watch their videos, then come back afterward to rate their presentation

Find Your Way

Use the app to discover driving directions and GPS map to Westfield Heritage Village and parking at Rockton Fairgrounds. If you're travelling on our courtesy buses, the app will show you all the bus stops in Hamilton that you can access.

Navigate our beautiful venue with a detailed site map of Westfield Heritage Village and Telling Tales presentation stages.

Participate in Contests

We run lots of exciting contests throughout the year, including book giveaways. Click on the contest button to find out how you can win!

Picture Perfect

Our FrameIt feature lets you enhance your pictures with a souvenir frame.

Connect with us on Social Media

This app provides easy access to our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts – head over and say hi!"