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Thread #93600   Message #1830596
Posted By: Arkie
09-Sep-06 - 09:15 AM
Thread Name: Winfield (35th Annual) 2006 WVA Festival
Subject: RE: Winfield (35th Annual) 2006 WVA Festival
The Walnut Valley Festival has been going longer than the Bean Fest in Mountain View.   Stu Mossman had been coming to the Arkansas Folk Festival in Mountain View long before Bean Fest started up and that may have been the inspiration for the festival. The Winfield folk helped the Folk Centr in Mountain View start the Southern Regional Dulcimer Contests and from that grew the Dulcimer Jamboree which is now one of the Folk Center's major events.   There will be quite a few folk from Mountain View at Winfield this year, unfortunately, I'll not be one of them.