49th Walnut Valley Festival

September 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2021

National Flat-Picking Championships
Winfield, KS

All tickets previously sold for WVF 49 will be valid for entry in September 2021. Tickets are also currently available for purchase.

September 15-19, 2021

National Flat-Picking Championships
Winfield, KS

All tickets previously sold for WVF 49 will be valid for entry in September 2021. Tickets are also currently available for purchase.

Land Rush FAQs

Do I HAVE to preregister for camping in order to take part in Land Rush?

No. If you would rather not preregister, you may simply show up for Pre-Lineup on August 28, and wait for your turn to advance into the staging areas for West or Pecan Grove campgrounds. Be aware, though, that those who have preregistered, in rows A-F, will advance into the staging areas before your line.

What is covered by the fees paid during preregistration?

Your preregistration fees cover your Walnut Valley Festival camping for 15 Days (September 4-18) without electric. Electric permits may be purchased on grounds during Pre-Lineup (August 28-30) or at the Ticket Trailer starting on Number Day (September 4). Additional camping fees must be paid to the City of Winfield upon arrival through September 3.

Do I have to go online to preregister?

No. You may also print this form and send it to us in the mail postmarked on or after June 28. Be aware, though, that your number in the queue will depend on when staff receive and enter your information into the system, and that they will NOT begin entering them until after 1pm on July 1. Also, in processing your preregistration, staff will be entering your information into the very same system that you would otherwise be using in preregistering online.

If I have preregistered, do I HAVE to be there on August 28, the first day of Pre-Lineup?

No. If it is important to you to be at the front of your row, you may very well want to arrive at the assigned time on August 28. But those who show up on or before August 30 may simply park at the end of the line in the zone they were assigned (A-F). After August 30, though, newcomers will be put at the very end of the Pecan Grove or West line for assignment of Land Rush numbers.

Do I have to purchase tickets before I can preregister for camping?

You may purchase tickets at the same time as you preregister for camping, but camping preregistration is a separate transaction. You do not have to purchase tickets before you can preregister.

I have preregistered, but have not received my form telling me which Row I will be in for Pre-Lineup. Why Not?

Preregistrations will be taken July 1-9, but Row Forms will be sent to campers only AFTER July 31. Those forms will be sent by email to anyone who supplied an email address on their preregistration. To ensure delivery, please verify that hq@wvfest.com is marked as a safe address in your email. Physical copies will be sent to anyone who did not provide an email address. If you have preregistered but have not received your Row Form by August 23, contact the WVA office at 620-221-3250.

I have preregistered for camping, but I have not received my Land Rush Number. When will I receive it?

After July 31 those who have preregistered will receive a Row Form, which will indicate which row they should be in at the start of the Pre-Lineup. The Row Form will not have your number in that line, but be aware the earlier you preregister the more likely you are to be in the first rows. Land Rush Numbers will only be given out on or after Number Day, September 4.

Can I pay for additional electric when I preregister?

Preregistration is limited to only the basic camping fee for rough camping. When you arrive on grounds, you can pre-pay for electric or opt to pay for electric after Land Rush on September 9.

Do I have to stay with my vehicle after I have arrived on August 28, for Pre-Lineup?

No. You may leave a vehicle or camper/trailer in your spot. Once you have reached your spot in your designated zone, you can put down tarps to hold your spot, and then leave in your vehicle. You must have a preregistration (assuming you have preregistered) for each spot occupied. Those who did not preregister are still limited to a maximum of two spots.

Can I bring a friend’s preregistration and have it in the windshield of my vehicle, as I take part in Pre-lineup?

You may only have two preregistrations in your vehicle if they were BOTH completed as part of ONE transaction. Two completely separate preregistrations may not be represented by one vehicle during Pre-lineup.

I won’t know if I want to purchase electric from Number Day (September 4) to Land Rush (September 9) until I see where I will be in the staging area for Pecan or West campground. Can I purchase electric at Pre-Lineup?

There will be a Pre-Pay Station set up at the Fairgrounds on August 28 for anyone who wants to purchase electric for a certain period.  If you find you are located in the staging area with available electric close by, you can go to the Pre-Pay Station and purchase electric for that time period. Since WVA’s lease does not begin until September 4, you will need to pay City of Winfield upon arrival for electric up to that point.

What if I want to bring in a car as well as my RV at Land Rush?

ANY vehicle entering the Pecan Grove or West campgrounds during Land Rush MUST have a Land Rush number.  Anyone who participates in camping preregistration and wants a car or other support vehicle to follow their camping unit must purchase 2 camping spots in order to get a sequential Row designation and Land Rush number.

Anyone not participating in camping preregistration can purchase a 2nd vehicle sticker and Land Rush number when they pay their camping fees to get sequential Land Rush numbers.  Also, additional vehicle stickers can be purchased at the Ticket Trailer after Land Rush.

Can I tow a trailer with my smoker/additional equipment/wood/etc. behind my truck and camper?

For safety reasons, NO MORE than ONE attached unit (camper, trailer, etc.) is allowed behind tow vehicle. To prevent the spread of invasive insects, please refrain from bringing wood from outside of Cowley County. Locally-cut firewood will be available for purchase on grounds.

Can I tow my car behind my motor home?

Please do not tow your car behind your motor home when entering the campground due to safety concerns and limited area in the campground to unhook the towed car in order to park the motor home in your camping spot.  Plan to either bring the car in the campground after you have parked the motor home or have someone drive the car, following the motor home. Please be aware that ALL vehicles entering the campgrounds during Land Rush MUST have their own Land Rush number.

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