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.
Click here for our Historic Valdese brochure with downtown map in Adobe PDF format
Click here for Town of Valdese site
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Waldensian Festival Vendor
Festival will be held August 9 & 10, 2013 Crafters! Artists! Novelties! Food!
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 Concert Schedule
May 24: The Neighbors (Bluegrass)
May 31: Chickweed (Variety)
June Concert Schedule
June 7: Uncle Hamish & The Hooligans
June 14: Jonathan Birchfield
June 21: White Water Bluegrass Co.
June 28: Too Much Sylvia & Fireworks! (see below)
July Concert Schedule
July 5: Michelle Leigh
July 12: Emily Minor
July 19:Scott Davis & Midnight Rain
July 26: Night Move Band
Sonya Briggs Dance Academy Recital
June 1 at the Old Rock School Auditorium
Edge Dance Studio Recital - June 2 at 6:30pm in the Old Rock School Auditorium
On Stage Dance Company Recital
June 4 at 6:30pm at the Old Rock School Auditorium
Community Blood Center Blood Drive
June 13 at the Old Rock School
from 12-4pm • Contact Susan for appt. 828.879.2109
Old Colony Players Presents: 3-2-1 ACTION Performance Studio Summer Camp will be held from 9am-3pm on June 17-21
***Spaces still available!
Valdese Independence Day Celebration & FIREWORKS
June 28 - Downtown Car Show and Live Music by Too Much Sylvia!
(Celebration of Independence Day will be held in conjunction with FFN Concerts)
Little Miss & Teen Miss North Carolina State Pageant (website)
July 11-13 at the Old Rock School Auditorium -Contact Carolyn Marley for more information at 828.295.3880
Old Colony Players Presents: From This Day Forward - Outdoor Drama
July 12- August 10
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:45pm
Opening Night July 12 FREE ADMISSION! (Seats are available for the first 365 attendees)
Foothills Natural Elite PageantJuly 20 - Old Rock School Auditorium Contact Candy Rowland at 704.467.1244