Walnut Valley News

2016 International Finger Style Guitar Championship

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 International Autoharp Contest Winners

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

45th Annual Walnut Valley Festival – Winfield, Kansas

Special Performance at Walnut Valley Festival

Winfield, Kansas… The river has gone down, the interior area remained high and dry at the Winfield Fairgrounds and the 4 Stages have been rebuilt and are being prepared to showcase artists from around the world as part of the music celebration known as the Walnut Valley Festival. The Walnut Valley folks are in the final stages of scheduling buses from Overland Motor Coach Service, Wichita to shuttle fans from the off grounds camping at the Winfield City Lake and various in town parking lots for anyone wishing to use park and ride services.

Shuttle Transportation to Festival

Shuttle Transportation to Festival

9/ 13/2016 Transportation Information Regarding Wed. Workshops & Rides to Festival Grounds

Wednesday Workshop Shuttles: Shuttles for the Wednesday Workshops will be running from the south entrance at the Winfield City Lake beginning at 8 am and approx. every half hour thereafter on Wednesday only.

Attention Walnut Valley Festival Workers

Sunday Worker’s Meeting Canceled

The meetings scheduled for Walnut Valley Festival Workers on Sunday, September 11th has been canceled. It will NOT be rescheduled.

When the Re-Entry Trailer is back in place and unless you have been contacted by Re-Entry Staff all workers should plan to show up for your scheduled shifts at the allotted times. Anyone who has questions about their job should arrive early at the Re-Entry Trailer and they will help you with your questions and any concerns you may have.

September 10, 2016 Walnut Valley Festival Update & Answers

The City of Winfield does not have the capacity to expand electric hook-ups in the camping areas of the city lake at this time. Please check the official festival website, wvfest.com, the official festival Facebook page or the festival APP for updates. Thanks to everyone for your patience and understanding.

Statement concerning Walnut Valley Campgrounds

Sept. 9, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Walnut Valley Association www.news@wvfest.com Phone: (620) 221-3250

Statement concerning Walnut Valley Campgrounds

Winfield, KS… From the Walnut Valley Association Ticket Trailer- Sales of camping spaces will continue with campers being able to camp at the Winfield City Lake (North east of Winfield; located at 10348 141st Road) for no additional fee. The City of Winfield will honor Walnut Valley Festival Camping Credentials.

Walnut Valley Festival App available

New for 2016, the Festival now has a Guidebook app for Apple and Android devices. This app contains the schedule for stage acts, artist biographies, and even some social media connection options (although around the Festival we usually call that a campfire.. or a portajohn line).

The app is available in the Apple or Android stores, and we recommend downloading it before the Festival to save your data bytes.

2016 NewSongs winners

The Walnut Valley Festival and NewSongs coordinators Still on the Hill are proud to announce the 2016 Walnut Valley NewSongs winners and alternates. Come out and give our songwriters a big round of appreciation at the showcases. Thursday on Stage 2, Saturday on Stage 3.