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Telling Tales Festival

Special Event Accessible Event

Date & Time:

September 16 & 17; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Hendrie Park (680 Plains Rd W)


Family-Friendly, Special Event


2+ Hours


Ticketed Event

Event Description

Join Telling Tales at RBG for the 15th anniversary Telling Tales Festival

2 DAYS OF FREE FAMILY FUN for everyone from tots to teens. Meet Canada’s leading children’s authors, illustrators, storytellers & musicians headliners include David A. Robertson, Esi Edugyen, Kenneth Oppel, Kevin Sylvester, and Marie-Louise Gay.

Explore the gardens, workshops, literary characters, and so much more family fun.

2 days | 5 stages | 30+ presenters

This is an event presented by Telling Tales. For more information and festival details, please contact the Telling Tales.

  • RBG Staff teaching a family about Monarch Butterflies at a Discovery Station
  • An author presenting their storybook and showing the audience the illustrations
  • Wizard of Oz Dorothy and Scarecrow in Hendrie Park
  • Teen writing at Telling Tales Festival
  • Family looking at a stprybook sign along the trail through Kippax Garden
  • Child reading a book in the grass at Hendrie Park

Visiting Hendrie Park

This is an event presented by Telling Tales. For more information and festival details, please contact the Telling Tales.

Getting to Hendrie Park

Enter through the main doors of RBG Centre, where a tunnel is available under Plains Road to Hendrie Park.

Parking & Directions

This event is held in Hendrie Park – please enter through RBG Centre at 680 Plains Road W. Burlington Ontario. Parking is available in the large lot at RBG Centre. Additional parking is available the small Cherry Hill Gate parking lot (across the street), though this will require crossing the street and a short walk to RBG Centre for entry.

This garden is located along bus routes for Burlington Transit, with stops a short distance from the entrance. See for more details.


Hendrie Park Map and Visiting Guide. All garden paths indicated on the garden map are either paved, or made of finely packed gravel, suitable for wheelchairs and walkers meant for outdoor use. Areas with stairs can be accessed by travelling around that garden area to where sloped paths are available.

RBG welcomes the use of personal assistive devices that allow visitors to enjoy our facilities and services. For convenience RBG has a limited number of wheelchairs available for loan. Wheelchairs are available on a first come basis and may not be reserved in advance. It is recommended guests bring their own wheelchairs. 

If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact us at 905-527-1158.