Schedule

Group Day

Discounted day for nonprofit groups ONLY of 10 or more such as day cares. Festival pass required. June 1 registration deadline

ARTWALK

Free. No festival pass required.

EVENT
TIME
VENUE
Book Signing: Elizabeth & James Wallace, "Garth Williams, American Illustrator: A Life" 3-4 p.m. Texas Star Trading Co.
Costume contest 4:30-6 p.m. Elks Arts Center
Garth Williams Art Exhibition 5-8 p.m. NCCIL
Storybook Parade 6-6:30 p.m. Cypress Street
Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden Opens 6:30 p.m. Abilene Convention Center
Wilbur’s Garden Party 6:30-7 p.m. Abilene Convention Center
Author's Talk: Leonard Marcus 7-8 p.m. Paramount Theatre
Book Signing: "Golden Legacy: The Story of Golden Books" 8-9 p.m. Paramount Theatre

Festival pass required for all events.

EVENT
TIME
VENUE
Storybook Garden Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Abilene Convention Center
Cookie Decorating, $1.50 each 9 a.m.-4 p.m. McKay’s Bakery
Garth Williams Art Exhibition 9 a.m.-4 p.m. NCCIL
Train Rides 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Everman Park
May Farm Petting Zoo 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Frontier Texas!
Balloon and Magic Show 9-9:45 a.m. Abilene Convention Center
Dramatic Readings 9-9:40 a.m. Click here
Instrument Petting Zoo 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
Hair Chalking & Face Painting 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cypress & N. 2nd, Abilene Convention Center
Hendrick Pet Therapy 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 101 Cypress St.
Digital Character Creation* 9-10:30 a.m. Center for Workshop Contemporary Arts
Ventriloquist 9:30-10:15 a.m. Elks Arts Center
Dramatic Readings 9:45-10:25 a.m. Click here
Music with Mister Mark 10:15-11 a.m. Paramount Theatre
Dramatic Readings 10:30-11:10 a.m. Click here
Ventriloquist 11-11:45 a.m. Elks Arts Center
Poetry Workshop* 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ACU Downtown Gallery
Balloon and Magic Show 11-11:45 a.m. Abilene Convention Center
Dramatic Readings 11:15-11:55 a.m. Click here
*Reserve spot at registration    
 
EVENT
TIME
VENUE
Dramatic Readings 12-12:40 p.m. Click here
Ventriloquist 12:30-1:15 p.m. Elks Arts Center
Dramatic Readings 12:45-1:25 p.m. Click here
Music with Mister Mark 1-1:45 p.m. Paramount Theatre
Balloon and Magic Show 1-1:45 p.m. Abilene Convention Center
Dramatic Readings 1:30-2:10 p.m. Click here
Ventriloquist 2-2:45 p.m. Elks Arts Center
Illustrate with Pen & Ink* 2-3 p.m. Cockerell Galleries
Sculpture Workshop* 2-3 p.m. Center for Contemporary Arts

"The Cricket in Times Square" (Movie, Not Rated)

2:15-2:40 p.m. Paramount Theatre
Dramatic Readings 2:15-2:55 p.m. Click here
Dramatic Readings 3-3:40 p.m. Click here
"The Rescuers Rated" (Movie, Rated G) 3-4:20 p.m. Paramount Theatre
Balloon and Magic Show 3-3:45 p.m. Abilene Convention Center

CALFinated Roundtable: Enjoy your favorite coffee while participating in a lively discussion with other adults interested in writing & publishing children's books. (Adults Only)

3-4 p.m. Monk's Coffee Shop
Ventriloquist 3:30-4:15 p.m. Elks Arts Center
Dramatic Readings 3:45-4:25 p.m. Click here
Write & Illustrate Workshop* 4-5 p.m. The Grace Museum
Character Autographs 4:30-5:30 p.m. Elks Arts Center
"Charlotte’s Web" (Movie, Rated G) 5:30-7:10 p.m. Paramount Theatre
Special Dinner 6:30-8:30 p.m. NCCIL (Call 325-673-4586 for reservations)

EVENT
TIME
VENUE
Storybook Garden Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Abilene Convention Center
Cookie Decorating, $1.50 each 9 a.m.-4 p.m. McKay’s Bakery
Garth Williams Art Exhibition 9 a.m.-4 p.m. NCCIL
Train Rides 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Everman Park
May Farm Petting Zoo 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Frontier Texas!
Mini Moo the CALF Mascot 9 a.m.-4 p.m. T&P Depot
Balloon and Magic Show 9-9:45 a.m. Abilene Convention Center
Dramatic Readings 9-9:40 a.m. Click here
Instrument Petting Zoo 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
Hair Chalking & Face Painting 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cypress & N. 2nd, Abilene Convention Center
Hendrick Pet Therapy 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 101 Cypress St.
Digital Character Creation* 9-10:30 a.m. Center for Contemporary Arts
Ventriloquist 9:30-10:15 a.m. Elks Arts Center
Dramatic Readings 9:45-10:25 a.m. Click here
Poetry Workshop* 10-11 a.m. ACU Downtown Gallery
Music with Mister Mark 10:15-11 a.m. Paramount Theatre
Dramatic Readings 10:30-11:10 a.m. Click here
Ventriloquist 11-11:45 a.m. Elks Arts Center
Balloon and Magic Show 11-11:45 a.m. Abilene Convention Center
EVENT
TIME
VENUE
Dramatic Readings 11:15-11:55 a.m. Click here
Dramatic Readings 12-12:40 p.m. Click here
Ventriloquist 12:30-1:15 p.m. Elks Arts Center
Dramatic Readings 12:45-1:25 p.m. Click here
Music with Mister Mark 1-1:45 p.m. Paramount Theatre
Balloon and Magic Show 1-1:45 p.m. Abilene Convention Center
Dramatic Readings 1:30-2:10 p.m. Click here
Ventriloquist 2-2:45 p.m. Elks Arts Center
Dramatic Readings 2:15-2:55 p.m. Click here
The Cricket in 2:15-2:40 p.m. Paramount Theatre Times Square Not Rated
Little House on the 3-4:35 p.m. Paramount Theatre Prairie Not Rated
Dramatic Readings 3-3:40 p.m. Click here
Balloon and Magic Show 3-3:45 p.m. Abilene Convention Center
Ventriloquist 3:30-4:15 p.m. Elks Arts Center
Dramatic Readings 3:45-4:25 p.m. Click here
Write & Illustrate Workshop* 4-5 p.m. The Grace Museum
Character Autographs 4:30-5:30 p.m. Elks Arts Center
Stuart Little 2 (Rated PG) 5:30-7 p.m. Paramount Theatre
Cinderella Pre-Show Party 6:30-7:30 p.m. Abilene Convention Center
Cinderella the Broadway musical 7:30-9:50 p.m. Abilene Convention Center
*Reserve spot at registration