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Walnut Valley Festival 48.5

September 12 - 20, 2020

National Flat-Picking Championships
Winfield, KS

"Fesity" playing a guitar and wearing a face covering for the Walnut Valley Festival Festival 48.5

49th Walnut Valley Festival

National Flat-Picking Championships
Winfield, KS

Sept. 12 - 20, 2020

49th Walnut Valley Festival has been postponed
to September 2021 due to COVID-19 Concerns

All tickets sold for WVF 49 will be valid for entry in September 2021
A virtual WVF 48.5 will take place September 12-20, 2020

Be Kind, Stay Safe!

2020 NewSong Showcase Winners & Alternates

Chris Jones
2020 NewSong Showcase Curator

2019 NewSong Showcase

Chris Jones 2020 NewSong Showcase Curator

Songs About Winfield

Winners

The Old Walnut River – J.D. Benning
Weekend at Winfield – Mike Ichniowski

Alternates

Pick Your Paradise – Ron Walker
Pickin’ in the Road – Evan Ogborn

Sweet Memories

Winners

Enjoy the Ride – Mackie Redd/Kenny Cornell 
No Time Son – Jim McCarter   

Alternates

That Old Front Porch – Kenny Cornell 
Hard Wheat Harvest of ’84 – James L. Hermann  

Songs Suitable for Children

Winners

Lost Shoe Blues – Mike Yoder 
Just a Buzzin’ – Mark Noble

Alternates

Daisy the Bottle Calf – Annie Wilson  
Dogs and Cats Are People Too – Mark Noble

Love Song

Winners

I Could Never Write Our Love Song – Jim Carrington  
Good Night For a Change – Jim Joyce, Leah Watts

Alternates

His Coal Mining Days Are Through – Kevin T. Hale  
How ‘Bout You – Mark Noble

Songs of Religion or Spirit

Winners

Restless Wanderer – Ralph Wesley Carr 
Druid Hymn – Emily K. Johnson-Erday 

Alternates

Loaves and Fishes – Patrice Webb  
Just Passing’ Through – Beth Lee   

Songs About Feeling Blue

Winners

A Letter and a Hope – Beth Nelson 
What’s a Poor Girl to Do? – Beth Lee

Alternates

Evangeline – Fred Baue 
Living in Heartbreak and Pain – Kevin T. Hale 

Instrumental

Winners

Ghost Town – Robert Olaf Siegers, Cricket Tombs
Meadowlark Rag – Greg Bryant 

Alternates

Re-entry – Alice Boyle
Nocturn for Lily – – Steve Taylor

Songs for a Better World

Winners

Land of the Great Osage – Annie Wilson
Maria’s Dusty Shoes – Beth Lee

Alternates

Better Angels – James L. Hermann
Let Us Not Close Our Hearts – Joy Zimmerman

Humorous Songs

Winners

The Old Clunker – Bruce Allinder 
In Love with Your Phone – Kelly Champlin, Adam Gardino

Alternates

Stealing Jesus – Jim McCarter 
Car Parts Party – Kenny Cornell, Elliot Rogers

None of the Above

Winners

Hell Bender – Beth Lee 
Coyote Serenade – Annie Wilson

Alternates

On the Connecticut – Stan Sullivan 
Put My Mind at Ease – Ken Weddington, Felix Rodriguez, Jose Antonio Ponce, Dan Johnson

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Office Hours

Post-Festival through May

Monday-Friday
9am-Noon; 1pm to 5pm

June through August 2nd

Monday-Friday
9am-5pm

August 3rd through September 7th

Monday-Friday
9am-5pm

Saturday
9am-1pm