June 7 Thursday
Group Day pass required to enter activities.
Group Day: 9:30 am - 2:40 pm
Only for day cares and other nonprofit groups of 10 or more people. Take a field trip to the CALF and enjoy four dramatic readings, art activities, face painting and two shows. Email info@abilenecac.org to learn about the discounted registration rate and see the Group Day schedule.
June 7 Thursday
FREE to the public! Festival registration not required to attend Thursday night events.

TIME
4 pm - 5:30 pm
EVENT
Costume Contest
VENUE
Elks Arts Center
Dress as your favorite Oliver Jeffers book character and compete for prizes. Then walk in the Storybook Parade. SPONSOR: Mandy Ellis-Boone/Lajedan Investments

TIME
5 pm - 8 pm
EVENT
Oliver Jeffers Exhibition
VENUE
NCCIL
See original artwork from his most popular books at the NCCIL Gallery.

TIME
5:30 pm - 6 pm
EVENT
Storybook Parade
VENUE
Cypress Street
Watch all the Storybook Capital characters reunite for a festive, music-filled parade down Cypress Street to the Abilene Convention Center. SPONSOR: St. John’s Episcopal School

TIME
6 pm - 6:30 pm
EVENT
Storybook Sculpture Unveiling
VENUE
Abilene Convention Center
Pose with Marcel the moose, the newest addition to the Storybook Sculpture Project at the Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden.



TIME
6 pm
EVENT
The Night the Crayons Partied
VENUE
Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden
After the sculpture is unveiled, party with 30 costumed characters, food trucks and performances by Austin singer Joe McDermott, Professor QB and Balloon Sculptor Kornpop and bubbles before heading to the Artist Talk at the Paramount. Join in the chalk mural by Palette of Purpose Inc. SPONSOR: First Bank Texas

TIME
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
EVENT
Artist Talk
VENUE
Paramount Theatre
Hear Oliver Jeffers discuss his life and career. No flash photography during his presentation please.

TIME
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
EVENT
Book Signing
VENUE
Paramount Theatre
Have your Oliver Jeffers book signed by the artist himself! The NCCIL will sell his books in the Paramount lobby. Please only bring books purchased from the NCCIL to the signing and no posed or flash photography during the signing.
June 8 Friday
Festival pass required for all events.
TIME EVENT VENUE
9 am - 4 pm Oliver Jeffers Exhibition NCCIL
9 am - 4 pm Instrument Petting Zoo 12th Armored Div. Mem. Museum
9 am - 4 pm Face Painting for fee 102 N. 1st & 174 Cypress St.
9 am - 4 pm Cookie Decorating, $1.50 ea McKay’s Bakery
9 am - 4 pm Hendrick Pet Therapy 101 Cypress St.
9 am - 4 pm Palette of Purpose Chalk Art Abilene Convention Center
9 am - 4:30 pm Train Rides Everman Park
9 am - 9:45 am Balloon and Magic Show Abilene Convention Center
9 am - 9:40 am Dramatic Readings Click Here
9:30 am - 10:15 am Geppetto’s Marionette Theater Theater Elks Arts Center
9:30 am - 10:30 am Oliver Jeffers Book Signing NCCIL
9:45 am - 10:25 am Dramatic Readings Click Here
9:45 am - 10:15 am Crayons Live Performance Abilene Public Library
9:50 am - 10:20 am Joe McDermott Music Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden
10 am - 11 am Poetry Workshop* Calypso Gallery
10 am - 3 pm May Farm Petting Zoo Frontier Texas!
10:15 am - 11 am Nancy and Her Friends Paramount Theatre
10:20 am - 11 am Meet Dr Seuss Characters Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden
10:30 am - 11:10 am Dramatic Readings Click Here
11 am - 11:45 am Geppetto’s Marionette Theater Elks Arts Center
11 am - 11:45 am Balloon and Magic Show Abilene Convention Center
11 am - 12 pm Enchanted Storybook Café* The Wooten Ballroom
11:15 am - 11:55 am Dramatic Readings Click Here
11:15 am - 11:45 am Crayons Live Performance Abilene Public Library
11:45 am - 12 pm Storytime with Mini Neigh Abilene Convention Center lawn
12 pm - 12:40 pm Dramatic Readings Click Here
12 pm - 12:30 pm Joe McDermott Music Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm Storytime with Mini Neigh Abilene Convention Center lawn
TIME EVENT VENUE
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Enchanted Storybook Café* The Wooten Ballroom
12:45 pm - 1:25 pm Dramatic Readings Click Here
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm Crayons Live Performance Abilene Public Library
1 pm - 1:45 pm Nancy and Her Friends Paramount Theatre
1 pm - 1:45 pm Balloon and Magic Show Abilene Convention Center
1:30 pm - 2:10 pm Dramatic Readings Click Here
1:50 pm - 2:20 pm Joe McDermott Music Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden
2 pm - 12:45 pm Geppetto’s Marionette Theater Elks Arts Center
2 pm - 3 pm Watercolor Workshop* Cockerell Galleries
2 pm - 3 pm Sculpture Workshop* Center for Contemporary Arts
2:15 pm - 2:55 pm Dramatic Readings Click Here
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Crayons Live Performance Abilene Public Library
2:20 pm - 3 pm Meet Guardians of Childhood Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Nancy and Her Friends Paramount Theatre
3 pm - 3:40 pm Dramatic Readings Click Here
3 pm - 3:45 pm Balloon and Magic Show Abilene Convention Center
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Geppetto’s Marionette Theater Elks Arts Center
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Book-Making Workshop* Cockerell Galleries
3:45 pm - 4:25 pm Dramatic Readings Click Here
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Crayons Live Performance Abilene Public Library
4 pm - 4:30 pm Lost and Found - Not Rated Paramount Theatre
4 pm - 5 pm Write & Illustrate Workshop* The Grace Museum
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Meet Oliver Jeffers Characters Elks Arts Center
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm NY Int’l Children’s Film Fest-1 Paramount Theatre
5:30 pm - 7 pm Shaun the Sheep - Rated PG Paramount Theatre
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Dinner with OIiver Jeffers** NCCIL


*Reserve a space when you register for the festival. See Featured Events for more details.

**Call 325-673-4586 or book online at nccil.org
June 9 Saturday
Festival pass required for all events.
TIME EVENT VENUE
9 am - 4 pm Oliver Jeffers Exhibition NCCIL
9 am - 4 pm Instrument Petting Zoo 12th Armored Div. Mem. Museum
9 am - 4 pm Face Painting for fee 102 N. 1st & 174 Cypress St.
9 am - 4 pm Cookie Decorating, $1.50 ea McKay’s Bakery
9 am - 4 pm Hendrick Pet Therapy 101 Cypress St.
9 am - 4 pm Palette of Purpose Chalk Art Abilene Convention Center
9 am - 4:30 pm Train Rides Everman Park
9 am - 4:30 pm Mini Moo the Calf Mascot T&P Depot
9 am - 9:45 am Balloon and Magic Show Abilene Convention Center
9 am - 9:40 am Dramatic Readings Click Here
9:30 am - 10:15 am Geppetto’s Marionette Elks Arts Center Theater
9:30 am - 10:30 am Oliver Jeffers Book Signing NCCIL
9:45 am - 10:25 am Dramatic Readings Click Here
9:45 am - 10:15 am Crayons Live Performance Abilene Public Library
9:50 am - 10:20 am Joe McDermott Music Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden
10 am - 3 pm May Farm Petting Zoo Frontier Texas!
10 am - 11 am Poetry Workshop* Calypso Gallery
10:15 am - 11 am Nancy and Her Friends Paramount Theatre
10:20 am - 11 am Meet Wilbur the Pig & Friends
Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden
Storybook Garden
10:30 am - 11:10 am Dramatic Readings Click Here
11 am - 11:45 am Geppetto’s Marionette Elks Arts Center Theater
11 am - 11:45 am Balloon and Magic Show Abilene Convention Center
11 am - 12 pm Enchanted Storybook Café* The Wooten Ballroom
11:15 am - 11:55 am Dramatic Readings Click Here
11:15 am - 11:45 am Crayons Live Performance Abilene Public Library
11:45 am - 12 pm Storytime with Mini Neigh Abilene Convention Center lawn
12 pm - 12:40 pm Dramatic Readings Click Here
TIME EVENT VENUE
12 pm - 12:30pm Joe McDermott Music Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm Storytime with Mini Neigh Abilene Convention Center lawn
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Enchanted Storybook Café* The Wooten Ballroom
12:45 pm - 1:25 pm Dramatic Readings Click Here
12:45 pm - 1:15 am Crayons Live Performance Abilene Public Library
1 pm - 1:45 pm Nancy and Her Friends Paramount Theatre
1 pm - 1:45 pm Balloon and Magic Show Abilene Convention Center
1:30 pm - 2:10 pm Dramatic Readings Click Here
1:50 pm - 2:20 pm Joe McDermott Music Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden
2 pm - 2:45 Geppetto’s Marionette Theater Elks Arts Center
2 pm - 3 pm Watercolor Workshop* Cockerell Galleries
2:15 pm - 2:55 pm Dramatic Readings Click Here
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Crayons Live Performance Abilene Public Library
2:20 pm - 3 pm Meet Duck on a Bike & Friends Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Nancy and Her Friends Paramount Theatre
3 pm - 3:40 pm Dramatic Readings Click Here
3 pm - 3:45 pm Balloon and Magic Show Abilene Convention Center
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Geppetto’s Marionette Theater Elks Arts Center
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Book-Making Workshop* Cockerell Galleries
3:45 pm - 4:25 pm Dramatic Readings Click Here
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Crayons Live Performance Abilene Public Library
4 pm - 4:30 pm Lost and Found - Not Rated Paramount Theatre
4 pm - 5 pm Write & Illustrate Workshop* The Grace Museum
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Meet Oliver Jeffers Characters Elks Arts Center
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm NY Int’l Children’s Film Fest-2 Paramount Theatre
5:30 pm - 7 pm Penguins of Madagascar - Rated PG Paramount Theatre


* Reserve a space when you register for the festival. See Featured Events for more details.





June 10 Sunday


Wear your CALF pass to the Abilene Zoo and get in free!