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Looking forward to the
2024 Festival! 

Join us on April 26-27!

We invite everyone to join us in April for another wonderful
weekend of storytelling performers and festival fun.
Come to Downs, "the Storytelling Capital of Kansas!"

Storytellers 2024

The 2024 Festival features a great lineup!

We know you are looking forward to listening to the lineup we have planned for you in 2024. Bil Lepp, Andy Offutt Irwin, Anne Rutherford, Dino O'Dell, and Norm Brecke all are in one festival weekend!  Festival favorites are invited, along with new voices for stories from all genres for all ages. 

30th Annual Festival

Join us in Downs on April 26-27, 2024, for our annual celebration of the art of storytelling. Every year, on the last full weekend in April, we gather to showcase the finest professional tellers and highlight Festival audience favorites.

Prepare to be enchanted by captivating tales from master storytellers, immerse yourself in the excitement of the Tall Tale Contest, and discover the rich tapestry of Local Legends. With a lineup of engaging events and activities, there's something for everyone to enjoy at the Kansas Storytelling Festival.

Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for a weekend filled with laughter, wonder, and the timeless magic of storytelling. We can't wait to welcome you to Downs for an unforgettable experience!

Save the dates for a magical weekend of stories and hometown hospitality in Downs!

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