Michael Rolland, of Mesa, Ariz., plays his mandolin before competing in the mandolin championships. There are eight instrumental competitions at the Walnut Valley Festival, including the National Guitar Flat Pick.
Karen Nickel, of Winfield, participates in a free autoharp workshop during the Walnut Valley Festival.
Donna Henschell, left, and Kelly Mulhollan of the duo Still on the Hill perform at the 34th annual Walnut Valley Festival. The pair was one of 31 entertainers or groups who performed at the festival Sept. 14-18 in Winfield.
Musicians and campers from the Carp Camp site end a costume parade that they participate in to kick off the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield. At center are musicians Mike Black, Lawrence, left, and Todd Hallawell, of Virginia, the 1997 Walnut Valley Festival National finger-style guitar champion.
In the shade of a parachute canopy, musicians jam at their campsite during the Walnut Valley Festival. Playing, from left, are Steve Huhn, Tulsa, Okla., Bev "Cajun Bev" Hollars, Lake Toledo Bend, Texas, and Jack Kelsey, Tulsa, Okla. At far left, still clutching a beer can in his hand, was an unknown camp guest. "We don't know where he came from," Hollars said. "I guess we're the good, the bad and the ugly."
Members of the David Munnelly Band from Ireland perform on the main stage at the Cowley County Fairgrounds for the 34th annual Walnut Valley Festival.