49th Walnut Valley Festival

September 15 - 19, 2021

National Flat-Picking Championships
Winfield, KS

September 15 - 19, 2021
National Flat-Picking Championships
Winfield, KS

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

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

1996 NewSong Showcase Winners & Alternates

  • “Nevertheless” by Kara Barnard-Nashville, TN
  • “Heartstrings” by Kara Barnard-Nashville, TN
  • “Come On In” by Timmothy John Durham-Arkansas City, KS
  • “Old Ways” by Gary Gackstatter- Arkansas City, KS
  • “The Missing You Waltz” by Gary Gackstatter-Arkansas City, KS
  • “With a Smile” by Karry Jane Kofr-Tulsa, OK
  • “Close to Home” by Rechelle Malin-Kansas City, KS
  • “Down in Walnut Valley” by John Mitchell-Sugar Creek, MO
  • “Blessings On the Wind” by Gary Parent & D. Higgins-Oklahoma City, OK
  • “I Saw No Terror Here” by Gary Parent-Oklahoma City, OK
  • “Will My Father Know You” by Kay Perdaris-Winfield, KS
  • “Christmas in Kansas” by Lynne Prout & Patricia Rutter-Alamo, CA
  • “Enjoy the Ride” by Mackie Redd-Sedan, KS
  • “When the Last Leaves Fall” by Mackie Redd-Sedan, KS
  • “Everything She Did” by Glenn Wallace-Grand Island, NY
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Office Hours

Post-Festival through May

9am-Noon; 1pm to 5pm

June through August 2nd


August 3rd through September 7th