Accredited Contests

These state and regional championships are accredited by the Walnut Valley Association, complying with rules, regulations, and protocols set forth by Walnut Valley Association. The winner of these championships receive one free weekend pass to the Walnut Valley Festival and are guaranteed entry into their respective international, national or regional championship held each year the third weekend of September at the Walnut Valley Festival provided they answer when their name is called at the numbers drawing for order of performance.

 

 

2018 Texas State Championships for Mandolin, Guitar & Banjo
  • Texas State Mandolin Championship - June 2, 2018
  • Texas State Flat Pick Guitar Championship - July 7, 2018
  • Texas State Banjo Championship August 4, 2018

Pearl Community Center 2082 FM 1690 Gatesville, TX 76528

281-488-2244

2018 Dulcimer Jamboree
  • Southern Regional Hammer Dulcimer Championship
  • Southern Regional Mountain Dulcimer Championship
Friday, April 27, 2018 to Saturday, April 28, 2018

Ozark Folk Center 1032 Park Avenue Mountain View, AR 72560-6008

870-269-3851

Lone Star State Dulcimer Festival
  • Texas State Hammer Dulcimer Championship
  • Texas State Mountain Dulcimer Championship
Friday, May 11, 2018 to Sunday, May 13, 2018

Oakdale Park 1019 NE Barnard St Glen Rose, TX 76043

817-275-3872

2018 Thumbpicking Guitar Workshops & Finger Style Guitar Championship
  • Arkansas State Finger Style Guitar Championship
  • Guitar Workshops
Friday, May 18, 2018 to Saturday, May 19, 2018

Ozark Folk Center 1032 Park Avenue Mountain View, AR 72560-6008

870-269-3851

2018 Utah State Instrument Championships
  • Utah State Banjo Championship
  • Utah State Flat Pick Guitar Championship
  • Utah State Finger Style Guitar Championship
  • Utah State Mandolin Championship
  • Utah State Old Time Fiddle Championship
Saturday, June 2, 2018 to Sunday, June 3, 2018

Ft. Buenaventura Park 2450 A Avenue Ogden, UT 84401

801-918-3015

2018 Coshocton Dulcimer Days
  • Mid-East Regional Hammered Dulcimer Championship
  • Mid-East Regional Mountain Dulcimer Championship
Friday, June 15, 2018 to Sunday, June 17, 2018

Central Ohio Technical College
Roscoe Village
Coshocton, OH 43812

740-545-6265

2018 Indiana String Fest
  • Indiana State Finger Style Guitar Championship
Friday, July 27, 2018 to Sunday, July 29, 2018

Brown County Playhouse 70 South Van Buren Street Nashville, Indiana 47448

(812)750-0257

Oyster Ridge Music Festival
  • Wyoming State Finger Style Guitar Championship
  • Wyoming State Flat Pick Guitar Championship
Friday, July 27, 2018 to Sunday, July 29, 2018

Historic Triangle Park in downtown Kemmerer.

Kemmerer, Wyoming

(307)727-7732

Southern Strings Dulcimer Festival & Deep South Dulcimer Championships
  • Deep South Mountain Dulcimer Championship
  • Deep South Hammer Dulcimer Championship
Thursday, February 21, 2019 to Saturday, February 23, 2019

Calvary Baptist Church 1123 Hwy 42 Petal, MS 39465

Contest Info: 601-898-3488

For Festival Information - : Festival Info: 601-270-4035 or 601-606-1848 Festival Email: bethjohnem@msn.com