The 25th anniversary of the Kansas Storytelling Festival was supported in part by a grant from the Hansen Foundation. 2018 was the largest attendance and revenue event in its history and the positive feedback from the audiences was enthusiastic. Previous attendees made a point to return for the anniversary event and re-engage with the storytellers and new attendees. Though most attendees lived within 150 miles or less of Downs, others traveled from across Kansas as well Oklahoma, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, California, Colorado, Tennessee, and Illinois. Most came purely for entertainment, but some came to learn how to become a better storyteller.