The storytellers stayed warm in a cozy heated tent with hot apple cider (and a few spiders).
The tent was not only heated, it also was divided into separate sections so that we could tell tales appropriate for younger kids on one side and the scary ones for older kids and adults on the other side.
The audiences came in all sorts of costumes, and listened to some spooky stories --
some that made them shiver,
and some that made them laugh.
This was one festival that set up the environment for storytelling perfectly.