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!

Contest Registration Starts January 10th!

Contests are open to anyone except those who are performing as a billed or paid entertainer or workshop leader at the 2019 National Flat Pick Guitar Championships and those who have been the First Place winner within the past five years–specifically the years 2014 through 2018.  However, previous winners may enter and win contests which they have not won within the last five years.  For example, the First Place winner of the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship in the last five years may enter and win any or all the other contests.  

Download your contest application...

Mail on or after

...Or register online!

Online registration begins at 9AM!

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Office Hours

Post-Festival through May

9am-Noon; 1pm to 5pm

June through August 2nd


August 3rd through September 7th