OCBear Guitars

Clint Bear, of Madison Indiana, hand-crafts fine acoustic guitars. He has built the Grand Prize instrument for our competition since the first event in 2012.


Established in 1949, the Pine Room Tavern has stood the test of time in the little artist colony of Nashville Indiana.  This Brown County restaurant has delicious food, a comprehensive list of wine and bottled beer, plus nine beers on tap.  With live entertainment  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that includes everything from  Jazz to Bluegrass-Americana, the Pine Room welcomes local and regional musicians and artists.

Weed Patch Music Company is a unique music store in Brown County, Indiana. Visit us at 58 East Main in Nashville, Indiana (right next to the courthouse on the East side).
Weed Patch Music Company offers affordable instruments to inspire the beginner and one-of-a-kind locally made instruments to awe the professional. The Competition thanks Weed Patch for providing our Youth Competition Grand Prize!

Sweetwater Music
We thank Sweetwater for donating the Takamini Classical guitar for our Runner Up Prize! The Sweetwater Difference is all about giving you the best shopping experience you’ve ever had. We want you to be 100% satisfied with not only the gear you purchase, but also with the service you receive. But the Sweetwater Difference goes far beyond this and includes extras you simply won’t find anywhere else, all designed to ensure that you are a happy customer.

Muddy Boots Cafe

We feature great food, live music, and unique artwork. This is where the locals come to eat and play.

Bill has provided photo and video service for the competition since 2012. Individual photos and videos may be purchased on his site www.willsphoto.com


The Walnut Valley Association was formed in 1972, with its sole purpose to produce the Walnut Valley National Guitar Flat-Picking Championships Festival, also known as the Flat-Picking Championships, currently known as the “Walnut Valley Festival” or simply “Winfield” to the long time attendees. Walnut Valley Festival has accredited the Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Competition.http://www.wvfest.com/