Ghost Story Telling Festival
Have you got what it takes to be the Calico Ghost Story Telling Festival’s next Best Ghost Story Slammer? Anyone’s welcome to apply – all you need is a little bit of courage and a possibly true, four to eight minute ghost story.

Applications can be found on the Barstow Community College Performing Arts Center website:

Original stories only.  
Contestants must be at least 16 years old. 
Stories must be told, not read. No notes or props.
Content must be suitable for a general audience, 
  ages 13 and up.
Be sure that it’s a story with a beginning, middle and end, and not a joke or anecdote.
Application deadline is September 30, 2018.
You’ll be notified if you’ve been chosen for the Ghost Story Slam by October 6, 2018.

PRIZES— First place: $100; Second place: $50; Third place: $25

To enter by phone: Call (760) 252-2411 x7204. You’ll be asked for your name, phone number, and email address. Then provide the theme of your ghost story. 
Download the application from Or mail the application to: BCC Performing Arts Center, Attn: Story Slam, 2700 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311

REMEMBER! It is a competition – and if you are selected to slam your story at the Festival, you’ll only have four to eight minutes at the mic to wow the judges. You will be judged on your performance, how well the story is crafted and adherence to the time limit. Be creative!

This festival will be a single day event held at the BCC Performing Arts Center Blackbox Theatre. The festival schedule will be organized around blocks of time for the storytellers to share their ghost stories. At the end of the festival, the judges will choose a clear winner from the showcase of ghost storytelling contestants and the first place winner will be featured as the opening act for the Knock Rockers Concert that same evening in the Performing Arts Center.