The countdown is on to StoryFest 2021, a celebration of all things story telling which will welcome a number of popular artists, writers and speakers to the region for the weekend.
While tickets are still available for some shows, festival director Meredith Jaffe warned the last few days before the event always saw an increase in sales.
"Our goal was to have a 20 per cent increase in sales on the 2019 festival, and I'm thrilled to say we tipped a 40 per cent increase which means there will be twice as many people attending as the last festival," she said.
"I'd recommend if there are shows people really want to see, to book those tickets now so they don't miss out."
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Tickets will also be available to purchase at the gate.
The festival runs from Friday, June 18 to Sunday, June 20 and will see the likes of international bestselling author Markus Zusak, Member for Sydney Tanya Plibersek and journalist and bestselling novelist Nikki Gemmell.
Ms Jaffe said she was excited for an amazing few days audiences would be guaranteed to enjoy.
"I'm really looking forward to welcoming Markus Zusak back into town for the opening event, that is always really special," she said.
"I'm also extremely excited Tanya Plibersek is coming and her topic of conversation is so timely with 'A better normal after COVID', I think we can all get something out of that."
The event will be back again on the same weekend in June 2023, but Ms Jaffe hinted there were some StoryFest events in the works for next year.
"I feel that with regional areas, for this kind of big festival, it's good to have it every couple of years to keep it fresh and exciting," she said.
For more information on sessions and to book tickets in advance, visit the StoryFest website.