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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Waldensian Festival Vendor
Festival will be held August 9 & 10, 2013 Crafters! Artists! Novelties! Food!
Bluegrass at the Rock Presents: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Opening Act: Buncombe Turnpike
April 19 at 7pm Tickets $18 in advance & $20 at the door
Myra’s Classic & Antique Car Cruise In
Friday Nights April - October at 6pm
Step Up Studios Dance Recital
April 27 at 3pm Old Rock School Auditorium
Valdese - Burke County Farmer’s Market
May-October on Faet Street Wednesdays 8am-Noon & Fridays 2-5pm
Valdese Family Friday Nights Free Summer Concert Series
7pm every Friday Night May-September Wells Fargo/Town Parking Lot
May 3: The 28690 Band (Americana)
May 10: White Chocolate (Beach/Variety)
May 17: Band of Brothers (Classic Rock) May 24: The Neighbors (Bluegrass)
May 31: Chickweed (Variety)
Valdese Annual Triathlon
May 11 at the Valdese Recreation Center-Call 828.879.2117 for more info.
Sherry’s Dance Studio Recital
May 11 at the Old Rock School Auditorium at 3pm
Clater Kaye Theatreworks Showcase
May 18 at the Old Rock School Auditorium Call 828-294-2582 for more info.