46th Annual Waldensian Festival

Downtown Valdese

When Aug 13 2021 5 p.m. - Aug 14 2021 10 p.m.
Where Downtown Valdese
Address 100 Main Street West, Valdese, NC - North Carolina, 28690

On the second weekend of August, 1689, Waldenses from Piedmonte, Italy rose from three years of peril to return to their homeland and rebuild their lives. We are incredibly fortunate to have been able to celebrate the Glorious Return with you and Waldensian Settlements across the world, for 45 years now. From wine making that originated in those small valleys of Italy, to live music of yesterday and tomorrow, the Waldensian Festival brings locals and visitors together to celebrate this unique history and culture we have been so fortunate to carry on.

The 46th Annual Waldensian Festival will feature a weekend long celebration of entertainment, a wide variety of craft and food vendors, and Waldensian heritage! Festival Friday kicks off with Myra's Classic Car Cruise-In, amusement rides, beer garden, and live musical performances by headliners Darrell Harwood and Dirty Grass Soul. Festival Saturday, Main Street will be lined with over 150 craft, food, and entertainment vendors. Enjoy the amusement rides, beer garden, bocce tournament, open art competition, worship service, attraction tours, and special performances of the outdoor drama "From This Day Forward". Main Stage will feature day long entertainment including The Brother's Cooperative, Tumblemania Gymnastics, Gravity Check Juggling, Old Colony Singers, and The Druthers. Dance the night away with Festival Saturday headliners The Tonez and Blackwater Band!

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