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Posted By: JohnInKansas
07-Aug-06 - 06:33 AM
Thread Name: Winfield (35th Annual) 2006 WVA Festival
Subject: Winfield (35th Annual) 2006 WVA Festival
Coming up soon - - WVA 2006

Winfield Kansas, USA the (35th annual) Walnut Valley Association Acoustic Music Festival

Official Festival Dates: September 13 17, 2006 (Wed thru Sun)
The official festival is when all the hired guns get there and put on their acts, and the hobby and craft people are set up to sell their stuff to pay the mortgages. A few music vendors bring their really high priced stuff good place to look them over if you can look rich enough.

Landrush September 7, 2006 (approximately 07:00)
All campers must enter the campground as part of, or after, landrush to try to get their favored campsites and electrical and water hookups as needed. When you get to camp after landrush, you're "at the festival" even though it doesn't start for about a week.

Lineup 07:00 September 2, 2006
The WVA takes over the fairground and you're "allowed" to line up for the big Landrush. No permanent setup it's just to get in line and wait, but the pickin' sort of gets started pretty regularly then.

Pre-Lineup: Unofficially, you can camp in the RV park for 14 consecutive days, so some will be there from about August 19, 2005 waiting to get in the line to get in the line to get a campsite. Sporadic light pickin' maybe, depending on who gets there.


Thread for last year: Winfield (WVA) 2005,
And the year before: Winfield (WVA) Festival 2004

The Official website: Walnut Valley Festival

The "unofficial" site where all the good stuff is: Don Shorock's Unofficial WVA Pickers' Paradise

Far too many pictures from past years on Lin's site at (Several other camps have websites see the WVA and/or Pickers' Paradise for links.)

I'm expecting to try to get in line for the line for the linup for the line to get in line - on about 09 or 10 Aug 2006, depending on how a couple of repairs on the camper go, and on whether I can get all the s . . . (stuff) into the van and camper by then. Current plans are for Lin in Kansas to join me 01 Sept to get into the "real" lineup. The Kansas-Oklahoma Antique Steam and Gas meet will still be in the campground when I get there, if I'm on schedule, but I'll have to miss the first day of their show to "stay legal" with the campground rules (which are only enforced if I try to squeeze by with something).