2017 - Third place was awarded to a 29 –year old stay at home mom to 4 beautiful children. Jessica Hoskins of Arkansas City, KS says she has attended the Festival for 29 years of her life starting when she was 5-months old. She entered this competition because of the encouragement from friends and family. Jessica also plays the guitar, bodhran, fiddle, and autoharp. While at the Festival she looks forward to spending time with family and friends to pass on the tradition to her children. Music, photography, and crafting along with her children keep her very busy. This busy lady won $125, the 3rd Place Trophy and a 4FGCS 3/4 -size Mountain Dulcimer by the Dulcimer Shoppe/McSpadden Mountain Dulcimers of Mountain View, AR.