The City of Winfield and K&O Steam and Gas Engine organization have agreed to permit attendees of the Walnut Valley Festival to begin forming early lines for camping beginning today, August 15th. The line-up is under the supervision of the Walnut Valley Association but any fees due will be payable to the organization that has control of the Winfield Fairgrounds depending on the date you are joining the line-up. The early line-up will be located in the area northeast of the horse barn area again this year.
Nick Johnson, Pleasant Grove, Utah took top honors at the Wyoming State Finger Style Guitar Championship while Daniel Richard, Fort Towson, Oklahoma won the Wyoming State Flat Pick Guitar Championship. Both competitions are sponsored by the Oyster Ridge Music Festival held in Kemmerer, Wyoming held July 22nd through 24th.
Guy Benson, from Salt Lake City, Utah won second place in the Wyoming State Finger Style Guitar Championship, while Brad Tew, Springville, Utah won third place.
The Lone Star State Dulcimer Society hosted the LSSDS Dulcimer Festival at Glen Rose Park in Glen Rose, Texas on Mother’s Day Weekend. The weekend included workshops for both mountain and hammer dulcimers, led by nationally known instructors, and was highlighted by the Texas State Dulcimer Championships.
Cassandra Damper from Houston, Texas won First Place in the Texas State Mountain Dulcimer Championship. Matthew Hathaway from Fort Worth, Texas won Second Place and Hope Arendse from Cleburne, Texas won Third Place.