Walnut Valley News

The latest on Camping / Electric Options

September 30, 2016 The Walnut Valley Association and the City of Winfield are continuing to pursue options for campers from the previous Walnut Valley Festival that were forced to relocate from the Winfield Fairgrounds just prior to the start of this year’s festival. A meeting to have been this week with the City of Winfield had to be rescheduled due to a conflict and is expected to take place next week. Please watch the official Walnut Valley Website and the Walnut Valley Facebook site for information when it becomes available. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.

Thank You from Bob & Walnut Valley Association

I read in the paper that we were on track to have one of the wettest Septembers on record. The wettest September was 2008. No surprise there. Our workers still remember that year. Both years, 2008 and 2016, we were ahead of schedule in the set-up of the Festival. And both years, we had to tear everything down, move it off grounds, and set it up again when the water receded from the fairgrounds. A double set-up and teardown within the space of a week. Was it double the pleasure, double the fun? No, but our workers are dedicated to the Festival and they got it done.

September 29, 2016 - Update on Electric and Festival app

WVA is currently in talks with City of Winfield about the possibility of enabling WV Festival campers to use vouchers for payment on electric at next year’s festival, if they were unable to obtain service at the Winfield City Lake or elsewhere this year.

2016 Winners of the Walnut Valley Festival Instrument Contests

2016 International Autoharp Championship 1st Place: Betty Scott from Dallas, TX 2nd Place: Cindy Harris from Pittsburgh, PA 3rd Place: Steve Luper from Andover, KS

2016 International Finger Style Guitar Championship 1st Place Jack Wilson, Elk Grove Village, IL 2nd Place Dan Bliss, Merriam, KS 3rd Chang Chung-Lin, Taipei City, Taiwan

2016 National Mountain Dulcimer Championship 1st Place Winner: Mark Gilston from Cedar Park, TX 2nd Place Winner: Cassandra Damper from Houston, TX 3rd Place Winner: Wendy Songe from Tulsa, OK

2016 National Bluegrass Banjo Championships

46th Annual Walnut Valley Festival – Winfield, Kansas

Held annually each year on the 3rd weekend in September, the Walnut Valley Festival is the home of the International Autoharp Championship, the International Fingerstyle Guitar, the National Mountain Dulcimer, the National Flat Pick Guitar Championship, the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship and the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship. Other contests held at the Walnut Valley Festival are the National Mandolin Championship and the Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle.

2016 National Hammer Dulcimer Championships

45th Annual Walnut Valley Festival – Winfield, Kansas

Held annually each year on the 3rd weekend in September, the Walnut Valley Festival is the home of the International Autoharp Championship, the International Fingerstyle Guitar, the National Mountain Dulcimer, the National Flat Pick Guitar Championship, the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship and the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship. Other contests held at the Walnut Valley Festival are the National Mandolin Championship and the Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle.

2016 National Guitar Flat Pick Championships

45th Annual Walnut Valley Festival – Winfield, Kansas

Held annually each year on the 3rd weekend in September, the Walnut Valley Festival is the home of the International Autoharp Championship, the International Fingerstyle Guitar, the National Mountain Dulcimer, the National Flat Pick Guitar Championship, the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship and the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship. Other contests held at the Walnut Valley Festival are the National Mandolin Championship and the Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle.

2016 Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle Championships

45th Annual Walnut Valley Festival – Winfield, Kansas

Held annually each year on the 3rd weekend in September, the Walnut Valley Festival is the home of the International Autoharp Championship, the International Fingerstyle Guitar, the National Mountain Dulcimer, the National Flat Pick Guitar Championship, the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship and the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship. Other contests held at the Walnut Valley Festival are the National Mandolin Championship and the Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle.

“Mr. Winfield” – Dan Crary makes his 35th Appearance at the Walnut Valley Festival

Sept. 8, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Walnut Valley Association news@wvfest.com

“Mr. Winfield” – Dan Crary makes his 35th Appearance at the Walnut Valley Festival

2016 National Mandolin Championships

For Immediate Release Contact: Walnut Valley Association Phone: 620-221-3250 E-mail: news@wvfest.com

45th Annual Walnut Valley Festival – Winfield, Kansas