Valdese NC Waldensian Festival

Valdese NC Waldensian Festival

Waldenesian Festival in Valdese NC will be held August 7th and 8th 2015.

Since 1976, on the second Saturday in August, Valdese hosts an annual festival to celebrate the “Glorious Return” of the Waldenses from exile in Switzerland to their native valleys in the Cottian Alps of Italy in 1689. This celebration is mirrored around the world by other Waldensian communities.

The Town of Valdese and The Historic Valdese Foundation continue to improve the Waldensian Festival each year and make it one of the best festivals in the state of North Carolina.


Friday August 7th Kickoff Celebration:

Amusement Rides on Faet Street
Festival of Faith at Jacumin Plaza
Myra’s Classic & Antique Car Cruise In
Live Music by Jim Quick & Coastline



Saturday August 8th Festival Day:

Amusement Rides on Faet Street
Over 170 Food/Art/Craft Vendors
Attraction Tours with Shuttle Service

  • Waldensian Heritage Museum
  • Waldensian Trail of Faith
  • Waldensian Heritage Winery

Open Art Competition & People’s Choice Award
Bocce Tournament at the LPDA Great Waldensian Footrace
Outdoor Drama “From This Day Forward”
P&W RR Museum Open House
Traditional Waldensian Meal & Church Service

Main Stage Lineup:

Emcee: Bert Lindsay with WSVM Radio
10am: Waldensian Singers
10:15am: Ginny McAfee
11am: Lil Miss & Master Pageant
12pm: Carson Hill
2pm: Sanders Davis
3:45pm: Gal Friday
Live Music at 7pm: Fantastic Shakers


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