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48th Walnut Valley Festival

National Flat-Picking Championships

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


Everything You Need to Know About Land Rush 2019!

Picking A Campsite
All Kinds of Campers Camp at the Walnut Valley Festival
Lining Up For Land Rush

Preregistration Open July 1 - 31, 2019!

You may preregister for Land Rush by prepaying for 1 camping spot or 2 (maximum), as well as electricity for those spots, if desired.  You may preregister online, by phone or in person at WVA office, beginning 9am on July 1.  At time of preregistration a timestamp will be used to place you in the queue and then assign you to a line, A-F.  We will take preregistrations by mail-in forms, but your place in the queue will depend on when we process your order.  After July 31 you will receive a form (by email if desired, by regular mail for others), notifying you of which row you need to line up in on or after August 29th.

Please Note

  • Everyone choosing to pre-pay camping fees must understand and agree to take part in Sorting Day on August 31.

Pre-Lineup Begins 7am, Thursday, August 29

If you have preregistered, you will line up in the row assigned to you, A-F.  Preregistration form should be prominently displayed in the windshield of your vehicle.  If you have not preregistered, you should line up in row G.  Spots in line can only be held by a vehicle, camper or trailer.  No tarps allowed for the pre-lineup.  WVA personnel will be present from 7am to 7pm to assist campers in lining up.  Enter the fairgrounds from 14th Street, and all rows will be behind the Horse Barn, as before.

Arriving for Sorting Day

Please Note

  • Everyone participating in the Pre-Lineup will have to pay the City Fees on Sorting Day.  Additionally, they will be responsible for paying other camping fees prior to August 31.

Sorting Day Begins 7am, Saturday, August 31

Rows will be called alphabetically, beginning with Row A.  There will NOT be a drawing to see which row goes first.  Campers will exit the lineup area and be diverted into the Pecan or West camping staging areas.  Each unit will be allowed to  purchase 2 City of Winfield camping permits (assuming 2 units have been preregistered) to allow the continued use of tarps in the staging areas.  Campers who did not preregister (Row G) will be allowed to proceed to the campground staging areas after Rows A-F have moved, and can then either proceed to the pre-pay station on grounds or return on Sept. 7 to pay camping fees.

WVA personnel will survey the line-up in staging areas to assign Land Rush numbers, so be sure to have your preregistration receipt and/or city envelope displayed in plain view on your camper/vehicle or tarp.

Assigning of Land Rush Numbers

Number Day will be Saturday, September 7, 2019

WVA personnel will use placement in staging areas to issue Land Rush Numbers to all campers.  Land Rush Numbers are the official number that will be used to determine your place in the line entering each campground area.

Picking in the staging area at the end of Sorting Day

Please Note

All vehicles must be removed from the Pecan Grove and West Campground by 8am, Tuesday, September 10

Land Rush Begins 7am, Thursday, September 12, 2019

Important: If you do not yet have your Land Rush Number, be sure and arrive before 5pm on September 11 in order to be sure to get your WVA stickers and Number.  On Thursday, September 12, at 7am, WVA staff will signal the start of Land Rush. According to their Land Rush Number, campers will drive from staging areas into West and Pecan camgrounds and claim their spot.  All vehicles taking part in Land Rush must have Land Rush Numbers; vehicles arriving during or after we start will proceed to camp grounds after completion of the Rush.

Land Rush begins and campers are off to claim a camping spot.

Have questions?

Check out our Camping FAQ to find answers to your questions about Land Rush and Preregistration.

Office Hours

Post-Festival through May

9am-Noon; 1pm to 5pm

June through August 2nd


August 3rd through September 7th