9 a.m.

48th Annual Waldensian Festival: Festival Saturday on Aug. 12, 2023, 9 a.m.

Downtown Valdese

Festival Saturday includes a lineup of day-long entertainment at Main Stage, from theatrical performances to gravity-defying juggling acts. Over 140 specialty vendors will line Main Street- selling one of kind goods and all your favorite street foods: funnel cakes, gyros, chicken on a stick, snow cones, turkey legs, and more! Saturday’s festivities will also feature a bocce tournament, the Waldensian Footrace, attraction tours, open art competition, and a special performance of the outdoor drama “From This Day Forward”. NEW this year- FREE Kidz Zone Presented by the Waldensian Presbyterian Church to include: bouncy houses, art in the park, a special children's worship moment, sanctuary tours, lawn games and more! The Festival Finale will begin at 7:00 P.M. as country sensation, Ryan Perry takes the stage for the final performance of the weekend.


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