Every year we pack up a mini version of Mass Street Music and make a second home at Winfield the third week in September. This year the festival is being held September 15-19 and we’ll be there again – look for owners Jim, and John, and sales manager Tim, plus Mass Street luthier Josh and our buddies from Taylor and Martin too. Winfield, also known as the Walnut Valley Festival, will be celebrating it’s 39th anniversary this year and is offering up more than $98,000 in prizes (including guitars, mandos, dulcimers, and banjos!) for those brave enough to compete in the championships. There are lots of cool workshops too and even a kid’s stage performance. As always, half the fun is just jamming with your friends, so don’t forget to bring your instrument. We’ll have plenty of great instruments there if you’re looking for a new one , but also all the accessories you might need, from strings and capos to cases and even coffee mugs. Woohoo! Come into the store and pick up the Walnut Valley Occasional for all the festival details, or visit www.wvfest.com. Hope to see you there!