Make Valdese your destination for a unique and educational family outing or bring your church, civic or social group to experience the Waldensian heritage as it is preserved by the Valdese community today. Stop in at the Valdese Tourism Department in the Old Rock School, Main Street, Valdese for day-tripping information or a custom group tour itinerary.
Whether your Valdese visit is a family stopover or a couples weekend get-away, the Waldensian Heritage Winery, Waldensian Museum, the Trail of Faith, Old Rock School Art Galleries and the Piedmont and Western Railroad Club's model train museum are must-sees.
Shop downtown Valdese for antiques, jewelry, unique gifts and handmade crafts and consignments. Nature and recreational parks, the best in bluegrass, outdoor concerts, car shows and so much more are waiting for you in Valdese, NC, home of the renowned outdoor drama, “From This Day Forward.”
Visit the town of Valdese. Just off I-40 between Hickory and Asheville. Minutes from Boone, Blowing Rock, Lenoir and Morganton, NC.
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Small Town Main Street Program Kickoff: Community invited to attend!
October 3 at 6pm at the Old Rock School Waldensian Room
Call 828-879-2126 for more information
Old Colony Players Presents: Robin HoodPerformances: October 4,5,6,11,12 & 13 at the Old Rock School Auditorium
Showtime: 7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays with matinee on Sundays at 3pm
Tickets: $9 for Adults • $7 for Students & Seniors • Group rate available
Bluegrass at the Rock: Lonesome River Band with Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
Friday October 18 at 7:30pm at the Old Rock School Auditorium
Tickets $15 in advance or $18 at the door
(Season Tickets Available for $100 per person)
The Burke County Music CD Concert
Featuring live music by: Buddy Melton, Milan Miller, Mark Winchester & guests at the Old Rock School Auditorium
Friday October 25 beginning at 7pm
Tickets $12 • Call 828.433.6793
Town of Valdese annual Treats in the Streets October 31 from 3-5pm Bring your costume & visit the local merchants for CANDY! Costume Contest immediately following at the Wells Fargo Parking Lot
Bluegrass at the Rock: Nu Blu with The Boxcars
Friday November 1 at 7:30pm at the Old Rock School Auditorium Tickets $15 in advance or $18 at the door (Season Tickets Available for $100 per person)
Christmas in November Craft & Gift Show:November 9 from 9am-4pm located
at the Old Rock School-Waldensian Room
Enjoy handmade crafts & gifts from over 30 vendors, Raffles & Much More!
$1 entry or donate a canned good item at the door & enter free of charge.
The first 250 shoppers will receive a complimentary Christmas shopping tote
Clater Kaye Theatreworks presents:
Willy Wonka Jr.
November 16, 17, 23 & 24 Saturday at 7pm & Sunday at 3pm Old Rock School Auditorium • $10 for Adults & $7.50 for Children
Call 828.294.2582 for more info. & for tickets (online at claterkayeproductions.org)