2017 - First place was awarded to a 24-yer old musician by the name of Matthew Hathaway of FT. Worth, TX. He has entered this contest only two times, the last time was in 2009. He attends other festivals like the Texas State Dulcimer Festival. Since it had been 8-years since he had been to Winfield Matt wanted to come and compete and have a good time jamming with others. This talented musician also plays the guitar, piano, mandolin the ocarina and the tin whistle.
The Walnut Valley Association would like to congratulate the winners of the 2017 Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle Championship.
1st Place – Tyler Andal from Nashville, TN
Prize Instrument Selected: Maciej Lacek Master Fiddle represented by Beautiful Music Violin Shop of Lawrence, KS
2nd Place Tashina Clarridge from Mt. Shasta, CA
Prize Instrument Selected: Maciej Lacek Fiddle represented by Beautiful Music Violin Shop of Lawrence, KS
3rd – Regina Scott from Tulsa OK