51st Annual Walnut Valley Festival – Winfield, Kansas

Pictured L-R: Gage Milton, Lewisville, TX (2nd Place), Mickey Sweeney, Lake St. Louis, MO (1st Place), and Tim Simek, Maryville, TN (3rd Place)

Date: September 16, 2023                         Time: 5:53 p.m.

Contest Name: 2023 National Hammer Dulcimer Championship

Champion:  Mickey Sweeney

City/State: Lake St. Louis, MO

Prize Instrument Selected: Rick Thum 17/17 Professional Chromatic Hammer Dulcimer – Rick Thum Dulcimers, 6710 Twin River Rd, Eureka, MO 63025, 314-406-0690 rthum.com

2nd Place:         Gage Milton

City/State: Lewisville, TX

Prize Instrument Selected: Master Works 16/15 CBWXR7 Bantam Weight Chromatic Extended Range Hammer Dulcimer CBWXR7 – Master Works, PO Box 167, 36613 US Hwy 70, Bennington, OK 74723 580-847-2273 masterworksok.com

3rd Place:            Tim Simek

City/State: Maryville, TN

Prize Instrument Selected: Songbird Finch Chromatic – Hammer Dulcimer – Songbird Hammer Dulcimers, 803 Whicher Street, Muscatine, IA 52761 563-571-5296 songbirdhd.com

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