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.

 

 

2017 Texas State Bluegrass Championships
  • Texas State Mandolin Championship - June 3
  • Texas State Flat Pick Guitar Championship - July 1
  • Texas State Banjo Championship August 5

Pearl Community Center 6301 Farm-to-Market Rd 183 (FM 183) Gatesville, TX 76528

281-488-2244

2016 Thumbpicking Guitar Workshops & Finger Style Guitar Championship
  • Arkansas State Finger Style Guitar Championship
  • Guitar Workshops
Thursday, May 12, 2016 to Saturday, May 14, 2016

Ozark Folk Center 1032 Park Avenue Mountain View, AR 72560

870-269-3851

Big Horn Mountain Festival
  • Wyoming State Mandolin Championship
  • Wyoming State Banjo Championship
  • Big Horn Mountain Old Time Fiddle Championship
Friday, July 8, 2016 to Sunday, July 10, 2016

Johnson County Fairgrounds
18 Fairgrounds Road, Buffalo, Wyoming, 82834

307-684-5544 (Buffalo Chamber of Commerce)

Contests are featured on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Oyster Ridge Music Festival
  • Wyoming State Finger Style Guitar Championship
  • Wyoming State Flat Pick Guitar Championship
Thursday, July 28, 2016 to Saturday, July 30, 2016

Historic Triangle Park in downtown Kemmerer.

Kemmerer, Wyoming

(307) 877-6958

2017 Dulcimer Jamboree
  • Southern Regional Hammer Dulcimer Championship
  • Southern Regional Mountain Dulcimer Championship
  • Assorted Workshops
Thursday, April 20, 2017 to Sunday, April 23, 2017

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 12, 2017 to Sunday, May 14, 2017

Oakdale Park 1019 NE Barnard St Glen Rose, TX 76043

817-275-3872

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
Friday, June 2, 2017 to Sunday, June 4, 2017

Ft. Buenaventura Park 2450 A Avenue Ogden, UT 84401

801-918-3015

Coshocton Dulcimer Days
  • Mid-East Regional Hammered Dulcimer Championship
  • Mid-East Regional Mountain Dulcimer Championship
Friday, June 16, 2017 to Sunday, June 18, 2017

Central Ohio Technical College
Roscoe Village
Coshocton, OH 43812

740-545-6265

Indiana String Fest
  • Indiana State Finger Style Guitar Championship
Friday, July 28, 2017 to Sunday, July 30, 2017

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

(317) 697-7192