Walnut Valley Festival & National Flat Picking Championships

The Walnut Valley Festival, held every 3rd weekend in September at Winfield, Kansas began in 1972. Each year Walnut Valley is the host to 8 different International, National and 1 Walnut Valley Championship contests for acoustic instruments, Flat Pick and Finger Style Guitar, Autoharp, Mountain & Hammer Dulcimer, Mandolin, Bluegrass Banjo and Fiddle. The festival also has 4 stages of professional performers, a world class arts & Craft Fair, food vendors and around the clock jam sessions. This dates for 2018 are September 12th through 16th, 2018.