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48th Walnut Valley Festival

National Flat-Picking Championships

Sept. 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2019


2018 Arts & Crafts

One of the best arts & crafts shows in the country. 2018 will see many fine artisans returning for yet another Walnut Valley Festival. Many of the more than 100 displays will be first-timers, producing drawings, paintings, jewelry, woodcrafts, glass, metalwork, baskets, pottery, weaving/spinning, leather, herbals & soaps, childrens’ items, a number of food-related items and much more. Artists, crafters, and luthiers come to Walnut Valley from over 20 states… Washington to Alabama, California to Pensylvania, and lots of local favorites.

Look for opportunities for kids’ participation in the arts and crafts this year, several on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

"Because I Can" booth selling paintings
Trying on a new hat
Tie dye apparel for sale


Whippoorwill Acoustics (autoharps) Columbia, IN

Oscar Schmidt (autoharps) Buffalo Grove, IL

d’Aigle Autoharps (autoharps) Sea Tac, WA

Bourgeois Guitars (guitars) Lewiston, ME

Taylor Guitars, (guitars) El Cajon, CA

Larrivee Guitars (guitars) Oxnard, CA

McSpadden Musical Instruments (mountain dulcimers) Mountain View, AR

Ellis Mandolins (mandolins) Austin, TX

Collings Guitars, Inc. (guitars & mandolins) Austin, TX

Eastman Guitars & Mandolins (mandolins) Pomona, CA

Beautiful Music Violin Shop (fiddles) Lawrence, KS

J.W. Gallagher & Sons (guitars) Belt Buckle, TN

Martin Guitar Company, (guitars) Nazareth, PA

Master Works, Inc. ( Russell Cook hammered dulcimers) Bennington, OK

~Cloud Nine~ Musical Instruments (hammered dulcimers) Ostrander, OH

Mike Huddleson Stringed Instruments (hammered dulcimers) Wichita, KS

Ome Banjos (banjos) Boulder, CO

Deering Banjo Company (banjos) Spring Valley, CA

Nechville Banjos (Banjos) Bloomington, MN


Autoharp Quarterly (magazine) Sea Tac, WA

BlueChip Picks (guitar picks) Knoxville, TN

Flatpicking Guitar (magazine) Pulaski, VA

Fretboard Toolbox (string lessons) Lawrence, KS

Solid Ground Stands (guitar & banjo stands) Tulsa, OK

Elliott Capos (custom capos), Brenham, TX

Kansas Bluegrass Association Wichita, KS

Steve Mason (instrument repair) Lawrence, KS

Mass Street Music (music store) Lawrence, KS

Prestige Monogram (embroidery) Winfield, KS

Art Farm (festival shirts) St. Louis, MO

Rise Cowley (City-Cowley Co. Health Dept) Winfield, KS

Food Concessions

Black Sheep Kettle Corn (kettle corn, Philly cheese steak sandwich, apple dumplings, roasted nuts)

Chow Hound (ribeye steak sandwiches, frozen cheesecake)

Courtney’s Concession (Indian Tacos, Indian Nachos, Meat Pies)

Cowley County 4-H (meals, burgers, more)

Echo City Concessions (Rueben sandwiches, street tacos, pulled pork sandwiches)

ESA-Alpha Delta Sorority (biscuits & gravy, Frito pie, homemade pie)

Falling Star Concession (roasted corn, baked potatoes, turkey legs)

Greek Delights (gyros, shishkabobs, Greek salad)

The Ice House (bagged ice)

The Kamp Grounds(coffee, espresso, cappuccinos, root beer floats)

Lions Club (porkburgers, hot dogs, nachos)

Little Dutchman Concession (pork tenders, tater twists, funnel cakes cheese curds)

Old Time Ice Cream (homemade ice cream)

Ozark Mountain Biscuit Co. (everything made from scratch – breakfast biscuits, biscuits & gravy, chicken fried biscuits, pulled pork buiscuits, and more)

Papa Ted’s Pizza (woodfired pizza)

Paydro & Lena’s Concession (tamales, tacos, burritos, tostados and salad)

The Perfect Pair, Bread ♥ Cheese (sandwiches-ham & cheese, turkey & swiss, etc., grilled cheese, homemade tomato soup)

Poppin’ Johnny Coffee Run – Masonic Lodge #10 (morning donuts & Coffee run through campgrounds)

R & J Concessions (fried catfish, shrimp, chicken)

Shiok! Singaporean & Malaysian Cuisine (veggie spring rolls, beef rolls, pratha wrap, Boba tea, light up ice cubes)

Squat & Gobble (breakfast items, BBQ meals & sandwiches)

Wok Hei Noodle House (Asian stir fry, egg rolls)

Arts & Crafts and Pantry

Alberto’s Food Products, Stillwater, OK, Food

Aunt Teeto’s Treasure Chest, Udall, KS, Crochet

Barbara Krueger, Raytown, MO, Caricatures

Blue Karma Beads, Lawrence, KS Beadwork

Brendan White Jewelry Designs, Gypsum, CO, Jewelry

Caricatures by Dick Westbrook, Bartlesville, OK, Caricatures

Carrico’s Creative Corner / CMO Designer Knits, Bartlesville, OK, Knitwear

Celestial Windz Harmonic Bizaar, Eureka Springs, AR Jewelry and Wind Chimes

Clear Mountain Pottery, Albuquerque, NM, Pottery

Connie P. Calkins, Lenexa, KS, Stained Glass

Cooler Jewelers, Shawnee, OK, Jewelry

Dancing Tree, Dansville, MI, Leather, Wood, Antler, & Feather crafts

Dank Artistry, Ames, IA, Silverware Jewelry

Daydreams, Danvers, IL, Watercolors

Del Bosc, Fayetteville, AR, Macrame, Wire, Fossil, and Stone Jewelry

Dianne Qualls Vintage Glass, Wichita, KS, Stained Glass

Dillon/Rose LLC, Tulsa, OK, Jewelry

Dye-Namics, Carbondale, CO, Tie-Dye

Elk Falls Pottery, Elk Falls, KS, Pottery

Erwin Woodturning, Dewey, OK, Woodcraft

Evening Shade Farms, Osceola, MO, Body Care

Faye’s Funky Fashions, Andover, KS, Tie-Dye

Fiskur Leather, Mora, MN, Leather

Flame Kissed Steel, Okemah, OK, Metal Arts

Flinthills Aromatherapy, Inc., Atlanta, KS, Aroma Herbs

Fred’s Wooden Scrub Board Company, Topeka, KS, Woodcraft

Lynne Ziegler, Wichita, KS, Weaving

Goldenrod, Yellville, AR, Jewelry

Grumpy Old Weaver, Wakefield, KS Weaver

Harvest Leather Design, Augusta, KS Leather

Jimmie & Bruce Floyd, Gilbert, AR, Ceramics

Joe Natural, Montgomery, TX, Leather Jewelry

Jon Rea, Wichita, KS, Hardwood Scroll Sawn Items

Joyce Family Dyes, Cottonwood, AZ, Tie Dye

Karen’s This And That, Wichita, KS, Animal Shaped Blankets and Pillows

Kate Baer Fossils, Ponca, AR, Fossil Jewelry

Kathy Uncorked / Kat Tracks, Gladstone, MO, Jewelry Bottle Lights, Photography, Painted Instruments

Kathy’s Quilts & Crafts, Wichita, KS Quilts

Krystle Cole Fine Art, Wichita, KS, Paintings

Larry Tallent Jewelry, Norman, OK, Jewelry

Lincoln Hot Glass, Lincoln, NE, Glass Crafts

Little Sac River Studio, Aldrich, MO, Wood Cut & Linocut Prints

Maggies Stained Glass, Stilwell, KS, Stained Glass

Mandala Jewels, Austin, TX, Jewelry

Metalmorphosis, Weatherford, OK, Metal Sculpture

Michelle Rogne, Lawrence, KS, Ceramics

Nancy’s Decorative Painting, Ottawa, KS, Painted Objects

Nathan Doster Woodworks, Huntsville, AR, Woodcrafts

Native American Handcrafts, Sulphur, OK, Dream Catchers & Leather

Naturally Elegant, Lillian, AL, Silver Jewelry

Ozark Pantry, Mountain View, AR, Jellies, Jams & Mixes

Paint My Junk, Arkansas City, KS, Recycled Crafts & Clay

Penny Fruth, Claremore, OK, Quilts

Raingarden Press, Wichita, KS, Hand Printed T-Shirts

Redstone Pottery, Savannah, MO, Pottery

Reynolds Welding & Mfg., Winfield, KS Metal Arts

Robert & Betty Leister, Tulsa, OK, Sauces and Hoodies

Robin’s Hoods, Foyil, OK, Clothing

Sage Monkey Clothing & Accessories, Wichita, KS, Crochet & PatchworkSassafras Moon World Gifts, Hallsville, MO, Jewelry & Glass

Scraps & Stitches, Winfield, KS, Repurposed Whiskey Bottles, Embroideried Fabrics, & Painted Stones

Seven Sisters, Fayetteville, AR, Aprons

Silver Pearl, Valley Center, KS, Geodes, Rocks, Pendants & Necklaces

Slack Glass Art, Tulsa, OK, Blown Glass, MarblesSmoking Bottles, Belton, MO, Bottles, Woodcraft

Spiritwood, Overland Park, KS, Woodcraft

Stoneware Pottery by Steve Ashley, Topeka, KS, Pottery

Sturdy Oak Wood Crafts, Oklahoma City, OK, Woodcraft

Taming The Tattered, Lawrence, KS, Repurposed Fabric

Tenderfoot Art, Hillsboro, NM, Quilt Art & Man Bars

That’ll Do Ranch, Montrose, MO, Textiles

The Harpery, Salina, KS, Jaw Harp & Clackamore

The Music Kitchen, Lincoln, NE, Cigar Box Banjos

The Penitentiary, Bentonville, AR, Pens

The Ponytail Welder, Winfield, KS, Metal Arts

The Toycrafter, Dallas, TX, Wooden Toys

Tina’s Treasures, Smith Center, KS, Silver & Stone Jewelry

Wichita Hat Works, Wichita, KS, Hats

William McReynolds, Udall, KS, Sculptural Pottery

Yoder Bulk Foods, Hutchinson, KS food

Office Hours

Post-Festival through May

9am-Noon; 1pm to 5pm

June through August 2nd


August 3rd through September 7th