51st Annual Walnut Valley Festival – Winfield, Kansas

Date: September 15, 2023                         Time: 4:08 p.m.

Pictured L-R: Pictured L-R: Gordon Parker, Mountain View, AR (2nd Place), Ethan Batan, Spencer, IN (1st Place), and Luke Lovejoy, Spencer, IN (3rd Place)

Contest Name: 2023 National Mandolin Championship

Champion:  Ethan Batan

City/State/Zip:  Spencer, IN

Prize Instrument Selected: Bourgeois M5-F Mandolin – Bourgeois Guitars, Inc. 2 Cedar Street, Lewiston, ME 04240 (207) 786-0385 bourgeoisguitars.com
PLUS $350 cash in memory of Johnny & Louise Logsdon by WVA and trophy

2nd Place: Gordon Parker

City/State/Zip: Mountain View, AR

Prize Instrument Selected: N/A ($1,500 cash)

3rd Place:  Luke Lovejoy

City/State/Zip: Spencer, IN

Prize Instrument Selected: N/A ($750 cash)

Runners up: David Mayfield, Akron, OH and Scott Schmidt, Claremore, OK

14 contestants from 9 states

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