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4th Annual Payson Book Festival

  • Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Highway 87, Mile Marker 251 Payson, AZ 85541 United States (map)

Local First Arizona is proud to sponsor the Payson Book Festival: celebrating the creativity of our homegrown authors. Join us at the LFA booth talking to festival-goers about our the local movement, share our award-winning maps, and interact with all the talented Arizona authors in attendance!

Choose from any of the following shift times:

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM / 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

About the Festival


This year’s family-friendly book festival has tons of activities for kids and families. Authors from throughout the state will sign and sell fiction and non-fiction books of many genres. “Buckshot Dot” will share her original western poetry and songs. Other presenters include Liz Warren, fourth-generation Arizonan and nationally known storyteller, who will spin tales, YA author Janette Rallison, Science Fiction author J.L. Doty, author and screenwriter Tom Morrissey and APW author Patricia Brooks. Kids can meet the Cat in the Hat and Story Monster at storytime sessions.

Arizona authors will sign books and visit with readers. Visitors can enjoy a full schedule of presentations and entertainment. Some authors will speak about their books and the writing craft. Children will enjoy a storytime session with the Cat in the Hat and Story Monster who will be available for photos throughout the day. Janette Rallison will present her work to teens. More than 20 authors of young adult (YA) and children’s books are participating at this festival.


Mazatzal Hotel and Casino
Highway 87, Mile Marker 251
Payson 85541

Earlier Event: June 2
Hullabaloo Summer Festival
Later Event: September 9
Wine in the Woods