2023 Festival

On the Road: Stories on Route 66

June 2-3, 2023

First United Methodist Church, 324 N. 2nd Ave., Stroud OK

Rosie Cutrer

ON THE ROAD: STORIES ON ROUTE 66 features tellers from across the region. Featured guest teller is Rosie Best-Cutrer,  a nationally known performer, author, and educator who has shared stories in a host of settings. 

The festival offers the opportunity for storytellers to share, and audiences to hear, a variety of stories against the backdrop of a historic and classic highway filled with unique tales. Guests and performers are encouraged to be part of this event by adding a touch of fun with a hat or hairdo (or more) from the long history of “Route 66”.  A photo booth will be available to create memories of this special journey of stories on the “Mother Road.”

The festival will feature opportunities to hear amateur and professional storytellers sharing in concerts, learning about the art form in a variety of workshop sessions, and an opportunity for anyone to share a story at an open mic. Click the links below to find the detailed schedule and to register.



June 2023 marks the seventeenth annual production of this festival. Last year, over 20 performing artists presented during a two-day Zoom event with attendance of over 195. People participated from nine states, including Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina, Minnesota, New York and California.

As one participant commented, “Wonderful, heart-warming experience! It was lovely to witness the pleasure that the audience took in the stories, the warmth of the welcome to friends both old and new, and the exceptional quality of the stories and the storytelling. While this is a small festival, it is one of quality and excellence.”

For questions or more information, contact Festival Organizer Marilyn A. Hudson  at authormarilynahudson@gmail.com.

Festival Hotel:
Cattle Country Lodge
1200 N 8th Ave
Stroud OK
ROOMS: 1st floor, 8 doubles and 2 singles
2nd floor, 7 doubles  and 3 singles
Singles: $85 + tax
Doubles: $95 + tax
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