Thursday, September 24, 2009
Walnut Valley Festival
This is our annual festival. It's probably the biggest outside music festival in Kansas. Mostly music I'd call Americana: bluegrass, folk, celtic, singer/songwriter, etc. Good mix. We probably missed a couple in the last two decades or so. Kids went in diapers thru high school and loved it. If they weren't grown and on their own in other States they would still be attending. Didn't camp this year, though. Traditions change. I just love the fresh food smells and constant music from the four stages and campgrounds, strolling through craft booths and meeting old friends. If I had more time I'd try harder to get into jams. Plenty of them but I like to see the stage acts first and for a one day visit there just isn't enough time.