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Walnut Valley Festival To Host National Mandolin Contest

By Mandolin Cafe
April 19, 2010 - 3:15 pm

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Walnut Valley Festival - Winfield, Kansas

Walnut Valley Festival - Winfield, Kansas

Winfield, Kans. — Organizers of the Walnut Valley Festival have announced that starting in 2010, the Walnut Valley Mandolin Championship will now become known as the National Mandolin Championship.

The mandolin contest is one of eight different contests held each year at Walnut Valley that include four other national contests and two international contests. Each year the championship contests draw musicians from around the world to compete against one another for the top position with their chosen instruments.

The dates for this year's Walnut Valley Festival are September 15-19, 2010.

Entertainers for 2010 include Sierra Hull and Highway 111, The Josh Williams Band, The Farewell Drifters, and many more regional and national acts.

Additional information:
Festival web site


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April 20, 2010 10:51 AM
Great news. Wish they would give out a trophy named for the late Dave Peters, the only person to win it 3 times.
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