2019 Accredited Contests

These state and regional championships are accredited by the Walnut Valley Association, complying with rules, regulations, and protocols set forth by Walnut Valley Association.  The winner of these championships receive one free Full-Festival Ticket to the Walnut Valley Festival and are guaranteed entry into their respective international, national or regional championship held each year the Third Weekend of September at the Walnut Valley Festival.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 through Saturday, February 23, 2019

  • Deep South Mountain Dulcimer Championship
  • Deep South Hammer Dulcimer Championship

Location

Calvary Baptist Church
1123 Hwy 42
Petal, MS 39465

Dulcimer Jamboree

Thurday, April 25, 2019 through Saturday, April 27, 2019

  • Southern Regional Hammer Dulcimer Championship
  • Southern Regional Mountain Dulcimer Championship

More Info

Daren Dortin, Music Director
daren.dortin@arkansas.gov
870-269-3851

Location

Ozark Folk Center
1032 Park Avenue
Mountain View, AR 72560-6008

Website

Lone Star State Dulcimer Festival &

Texas State Dulcimer Championships

Friday, May 10, 2019 through Sunday, May 12, 2019

  • Texas State Hammer Dulcimer Championship
  • Texas State Mountain Dulcimer Championship

Lone Star State Dulcimer Society

Website

Location

Oakdale Park
1019 NE Barnard St
Glen Rose, TX 76043

Arkansas Thumbpicking Workshops &

Finger Style Guitar Championships

Friday, May 17, 2019 through Sunday, May 19, 2019

  • Arkansas State Finger Style Guitar Championship
  • Guitar Workshops

More Info

Daren Dortin, Music Director
daren.dortin@arkansas.gov
870-269-3851

Location

Ozark Folk Center
1032 Park Avenue
Mountain View, AR 72560-6008

Website

Ogden Music Festival &

Utah State Instrument Championships

Friday, May 31, 2019 through Sunday, June 2, 2019

  • Utah State Banjo Championship - Sunday, June 2, 2019
  • Utah State Flat Pick Guitar Championship - Saturday, June 1, 2019
  • Utah State Finger Style Guitar Championship - Saturday, June 1, 2019
  • Utah State Old Time Fiddle Championship - Sunday, June 2, 2019
  • Utah State Mandolin Championship - Saturday, June 1, 2019

More Info

Intermountain Acoustic Music Association
iamaprez@iamaweb.org

Website

Location

Ft. Buenaventura
Ogden, UT 84401

Texas State Bluegrass Championships

  • Texas State Mandolin Championship
  • Texas State Flat Pick Guitar Championship
  • Texas State Banjo Championship

More Info

Bay Area Bluegrass Association
bayareabluegrass@aol.com
281-488-2244

Website

Location

Pearl Community Center
2082 FM 1690
Gatesville, TX 76528

Website

Coshocton Dulcimer Days Festival

Mid-East Regional Dulcimer Championships

Friday, June 14, 2019 through Sunday, June 16, 2019

  • Mid-East Regional Mountain Dulcimer Championship
  • Mid-East Regional Hammer Dulcimer Championship

Location

Historic Roscoe Village
Coshocton, OH 43812

Indiana State Finger Style Guitar Championship

Friday, July 26, 2019 through Monday, July 29, 2019

  • Indiana State Finger Style Guitar Championship

Location

Brown County Playhouse
70 South Van Buren Street
Nashville, Indiana 47448

Wyoming State Guitar Championships

Friday, July 26, 2019 through Sunday, July 28, 2019

  • Wyoming State Finger Style Guitar Championships - Sunday, July 28, 2019
  • Wyoming State Flat Pick Guitar Championships - Sunday, July 28, 2019

Location

Historic Triangle (Herschler) Park in Downtown Kemmerer
Pine Avenue
Kemmerer, Wyoming