Tall Tale Preliminaries

Tall Tale Contestants

In October a preliminary contest was held to select four contestants to vie for the traveling trophy, the storytelling shovel, at the April Festival. This year's winners are Allen DeBey, Keyta Kelly, Jim Lee and Bill Poland. They are now busy concocting their finest ideas into hilarious or hair-raising tales. Come hear the polished result on Friday evening, April 28th.

Preliminaries
Preliminaries

Preliminaries

Tall Tales are as American as baseball and mom's apple pie. Legends of Paul Bunyan and his like are only found in American traditions and here at the Kansas Storytelling Festival, we celebrate this American genre! Tall Tale preliminaries are held on the second Saturday of October. Amateur storytellers come together with their best tall tale story prepared to try to outdo each other to get into the Kansas Storytelling Festival in April. Start with a little bit of truth and let the imagination soar from there! Winners of the Tall Tale preliminaries are chosen by audience vote and a panel of judges.
For more information, or to register to tell a story in the competition, call 785.454.6648 or email kansasstorytelling@gmail.com.
The public is welcome to attend.