Join the Folk Tale Friends in this socially distanced, outdoor edu-tainment offering for families with young children. Two storytellers lead families through a world creation story inspired by Korean and First Nations’ folk tales about curiosity, courage, and caring. Recommended for wigglers and gigglers ages 2 through 10, this 45-minute frolic full of audience participation will enchant the whole family.

Please read our note on health and safety below, as well as the "Know Before You Go" section on this page. Be prepared to follow event guidelines so that we can ensure a safe, welcoming, and enjoyable experience for everyone.


A note about health and safety:

Folk Tales in the Garden is intended for families or small groups within the same “social bubble”. Tickets are extremely limited; only eight reservations are available per storytime and social distancing will be enforced. We have protocols in place for disinfecting spaces, surfaces, and equipment used by guests, artists, and staff. Our storytellers have separate dressing rooms and restrooms, do not share hand props, and maintain a 6-foot distance from each other and our guests during Folk Tales. We are working in partnership with East Whiteland Township and following current PA regulations for outdoor events. As we continue to monitor confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area, we are constantly evaluating the safety of our on-campus programming and will cancel events if necessary. 


Your family or group can purchase either a picnic table or “story circle” seating on the grass. Each reservation is $30 and applies to one group of up to 5 people, regardless of number of attendees. So we might gather safely and responsibly, availability is limited and seating is spread out throughout the lawn. We will only accommodate eight reservations per performance and multiple parties cannot be seated together. If someone in your party needs accessible seating, please select a picnic table when making your reservation.

There are no physical tickets for this event; you will receive an emailed receipt. If you are unable to attend, you can exchange into another Folk Tales in the Garden date for a $5 fee, up to 24 hours in advance of your scheduled performance. In the event of a weather cancellation, we will contact you around 9am on the day of your performance and schedule a rain date. Need to get in touch? Contact the Box Office at or leave a voicemail at 610.644.3500.

The story magic will take place on the green between the Leonard C. Haas and Steinbright stages, located to your right directly behind the first building on campus. Free accessible parking is available very close to the event location. Coffee, juice boxes, and breakfast pastries will be available for purchase from our outdoor concession stand. Accessible restrooms are located inside nearby

Face masks are required on our campus. You may only remove them while seated at your picnic table or story circle. If you purchase a story circle you may wish to bring a blanket, as you will be sitting on the grass. Sunscreen and hats are recommended. Lawn chairs and umbrellas are not permitted, as they obstruct the view for others.


Creative Team

Gina Pisasale, Erin Sheffield, Molly Jo Gifford, Kate Coots, Jenn Povish


Eli Lynn & Charrell Mack

Photos by Bryan Sheffield