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48th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS
This will be Andy’s 30th consecutive Walnut Valley Festival! Once again, He’ll perform and host his Acoustic Kids Showcases.
The 48th Walnut Valley Festival will be held September 18-22, 2019, and will feature more than 30 bands and individual performers, providing a blend of all kinds of acoustic music: bluegrass, folk, old-time country, a little bit cowboy, Celtic, blues, jazz, swing and more.
The Festival begins with several Wednesday Workshops, delivered by festival performers, on September 18. Eight acoustic instrument contests, including two international and five national competitions, will be held over the course of the festival. Along with the National Flat-Pick Championships and the International Finger Style Championships, the Walnut Valley Festival hosts the International Autoharp, National Mandolin, National Mountain Dulcimer, National Hammered Dulcimer, National Bluegrass Banjo, and Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle Championships.
A large juried arts and crafts show includes displays of painting, jewelry, woodcrafts, glass, metalwork, baskets, pottery, weaving/spinning, leather, herbals & soaps, children’s items, a pantry section of food-related items and much more. A number of luthiers and makers of accessories for various instruments are also on hand during the festival.