• 2018 Walnut Valley contest winners

    While the southeastern US was focused on Hurricane Florence this past weekend, hot pickers from the rest of the country were in Winfield, Kansas duking it out in the 2018 Walnut Valley instrument contests. This was the 47th year for this

  • Bob Redford passes

    Bob Redford, one of the original founders of the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, died on December 17. He was 78 years of age. A life long Kansan, Bob served as the President of the Walnut Valley Association for more

  • 2016 winners at Walnut Valley Festival

    Winners were chosen over this past weekend at the 45th Annual Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS. Over the years, their National Flat Pick Guitar Championship and their National Bluegrass Banjo Championship have come to be recognized as among the most prestigious

  • 35th Annual Walnut Valley Festival

    The 35th Annual Walnut Valley Festival begins today in Winfield, KS. The festival runs September 13-17 this year. This festival is the home to the National Flatpicking Championship along with several other high profile contests. Featuring six stages and nearly