Smoky Mountain Jack Tales - Gatlinburg, TN














Smoky Mountain Jack Tales




     Once Upon a Time ...  
Little Jack & Big Jack ...



Smoky Mountain Jack Tales
Tall Tale Family Fun Since 1987


The very first Jack Tale told at the place we call "home" today was
"Jack and the Bean Tree."  A seed was planted then and has grown into
Jack Tales Storytelling Theater located at Adventure Bound Camping Resort (formerly Crazy Horse Campground) on Hwy 321 outside
Gatlinburg, Tennessee. 


Come hit the road to adventure with Jack.

Smoky Mountain Jack Tales
Storytelling Theater

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2017 SCHEDULE !!!

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Presented by: Lew Bolton (Creator)
and Terry Nell Morris (Assistant)



Lew Bolton


            Lew Bolton tells new-traditional stories about Jack, the classic folk character.  Lew was once introduced as “joined at the hip with Jack.”  Maybe not the hip, but at least the “lip” of Jack—as Lew speaks through Jack, and Jack speaks through Lew. 

            Originally from Orangeburg, South Carolina, Lew first felt at home here in the Smokies when he performed at UT’s Hunter Hills Theater, 1966-68.  And he made it his adopted home in 1976.  This is where he found the Appalachian Jack Tales in 1977 and claimed Jack as a lifelong friend. 

            Lew has performed Smoky Mountain Jack Tales since 1987, outside Gatlinburg at Adventure Bound Camping Resort; the format is interactive storytelling theater.  Lew has entertained families of all ages from the States and beyond, as well as Dollywood.  Also, he currently tells and writes his versions of Jack Tales oriented to the Smokies. 


  Smoky Mountain Jack Tales of Winter and Old Christmas
is the title of Lew’s book, featuring nine Christmas and twelve all-season stories.  Based on traditional folk and fairy tales, these are performance-oriented for reading aloud at home or in public, memorized for oral interpretation, or re-told in your own words.  Primarily for older youth and grownups, these varied tales are for readers and tellers who already know Jack and those about to make
a new friend.  All the stories are about Jack—sometimes the trickster, sometimes aided by good fortune, but all fun.  They are Smoky Mountain Jack Tales.

See Music Video of Book:

      Available at:    <--- ORDER HERE  (Slow to link, WAIT for it)

                        also available at:,
                        and Adventure Bound Camping Resort, Gatlinburg, TN

The stories are all about Jack—sometimes the trickster,
sometimes aided by good fortune, but always fun. 
They are Smoky Mountain Jack Tales.





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