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Kansas Storytelling Festival
April 25 and 26, 2008

Celebrating the 15th year of storytelling in Downs, Kansas!
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     The Kansas Storytelling Festival opens on a Friday afternoon and closes the following evening. Within this charmed pocket of time the Kansas Storytelling Festival offers two evening concerts and many separate sessions of stories, workshops and music. There's something for everyone; Puppets and Stories for Children, Homespun Tales, Historical Portrayals, Poetry, Music, and more.

      On Friday afternoon and all day Saturday, storytelling sessions are held simultaneously at different locations, all within comfortable walking distance. Stories continue almost until the evening storytelling concerts. Don't forget to visit the food court at noon. It's near the Gazebo, right in the center of town. Downs, Kansas, is called the "The Town of Many Stories," and rightly so. We tell stories. We listen to stories. We save stories. Each April since 1994 we honor stories by hosting the Kansas Storytelling Festival.

     Kansas Governor Bill Graves has officially recognized Downs as "The Storytelling Capital of Kansas," and has proclaimed the last week of April as "The Kansas Storytelling Festival." Please join us!