• 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

  • Winfield Winners 2009

    The Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas is now over, along with the national level competitions so closely associated with the festival. The winners of the contests have been announced via email, but are not currently featured on the festival website.

  • 2008 Winfield winners

    The winners of the instrument contests at the 2008 Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS have been announced. Here are a few highlights. Flatpick Guitar 1st place: Tyler Grant - Nashville, TN 2nd place: Allen Shadd - Fort Mill, SC 3rd place: Brandon Davis -

  • Winfield update

    We posted twice over the weekend with news about how Hurricane Ike and its aftermath has affected the big Walnut Valley Festival scheduled to start tomorrow (9/17) in Winfield, KS. Local officials closed the campground on Friday, forcing early campers to

  • More from Winfield

    High water and bad weather will not stop the 2008 Walnut Valley Festival from starting this coming Wednesday (9/17). So say festival organizers in the face of a mandatory evacuation of the campground this past Friday. Their most recent press release

  • Ike bears down on Winfield

    The storm surge from Hurricane Ike is already causing problems in coastal Texas, and now wreaking havoc for people planning to camp out early in Winfield. The Walnut Valley Festival isn't scheduled to begin until next Wednesday (9/17), and the Winfield

  • Winfield winners list posted

    The list of winners from the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS has been posted on the festival's web site, but finding them is a tiny bit counterintuitive. Once you get to their site, click on "Contests" in the sidebar,

  • Winfield photos on Flatpicking Guitar site

    The folks at Flatpicking Guitar Magazine have posted a nice photo gallery from the 35th Annual National Flatpicking Guitar Championship, recently concluded in Winfield, KS. They have three pages of photos, taken during the competition itself, and from the warm-up