Conveniently located along Interstate 40, Downtown Valdese is a quaint small town full of unique shopping, dining and activities. Plan to spend your weekend, day or just a few hours to stretch your legs. Visitors and locals enjoy strolling Main Street and sharing dinner at one of the many locally owned restaurants. Numerous shops from specialty boutiques to antiques occupy the downtown district making it a perfect location to explore no matter your interests.

Originally founded in 1893 by 29 Waldensian settlers, the Town of Valdese has a rich history of textiles, hosiery and baking. Located within close proximity to downtown, several industries still remain including Bimbo Bakeries, Meridian Specialty Yarn Group and Kellex Furniture. Once known as North Carolina's fastest growing town, Valdese, has since transitioned to North Carolina's best smelling town! As you visit you are sure to notice the smell of fresh baked bread from Bimbo Bakeries. Originally owned by the Rostan Family and the named the Waldensian Bakery, this industry has employed Valdese citizens for many years.

So plan your visit, experience our heritage and enjoy the small town charm that Valdese has to offer. We look forward to seeing you in Valdese soon!


Sam's Recycled Art

Upcycled items create unique artistic finds. From welding to painting, Sam's Recycled Art is the perfect stop for your next unique find or gift!
ABC Store

Valdese ABC Store

Spirits and flavored malt beverages sales. Wide variety for everyone.

Your Floral Bouquet

Whether you a bouquet of flowers for a loved one, or an entire event decorated, your floral bouquet has the solutions and the flower for it all.
Classic Plastic

Classic Plastic Toys & Collectibles

From action figures to video games, Classic Plastics has a toy and collectible for everyone.
Play It Again Records

Play It Again Records

An excellent selection of new and used vinyl/cassette/cd's of all genre's from the 50's through the 90's. Also offering used games and game repair.

Grace Jewelry

State of the art jeweler that can perform repairs, resizing, and sell you a new piece while you’re there!
Foothills Thrift Store

Foothills Thrift Store

Foothills Thrift Stores serve the local community by providing a wide range of affordable, quality merchandise. Our stores feature clothing, furniture, jewelry, books, linens, cookware, electronics, and more. New items arrive daily so make plans to visit often!