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Morrissa Angi
Director Community Affairs
Madeleine Shull
Assistant Director
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Local Attractions
 A Great Day Trip Destination!
Waldensian Heritage Winery
Thursday - Sunday
1pm to 6pm
Waldensian Heritage Museum & Gift Shop
Tuesday - Friday
Tours at 11am & 2pm
*extended hours during the Outdoor Drama Season 4-6pm on Fridays & Saturdays
Trail of Faith
9am until 5pm
Piedmont & Western Railroad Museum
Monday - Friday
Meetings Thursday Nights
Call in advance
Rock School Art
Galleries I & II
Monday - Friday
8am to 5pm
Old Rock School
Monday - Friday
8am to 5pm
McGalliard Falls
Park Open to the Public
Village Park Mural
Created by Clive Haynes
Find the 51 Hidden Objects
Shop Downtown
Check out what Valdese has to offer!
 Want to move your business to Valdese? Call 828-879-2129 and we will help you get the information you need...
VMA Member Spotlight
Members Listed Below...
Catawba Valley Staffing
 152 Main Street East

Catawba Valley Staffing is a full service staffing firm that invests in growing relationships with people and businesses to benefit the communities where we work, play, learn and live.
Foothills Thrift Store
256 Main Street West
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Edward Jones
448 Main Street East

Offering a personal approach to investing and retirement planning for your long-term financial goals.
Reynold's Family Wellness Center
Reynolds Family Wellness Center has been providing full chiropractic care for the whole family in the Valdese, NC area since 1992. Dr. Paula G. Reynolds, chiropractic physician, will attend to all of your needs.  Our gentle holistic approach and natural solutions for many common health issues have improved the lives of many residents. 
Your Floral Bouquet
104 Main Street East
Full Service Florist
Valdese Heritage
Arts Center
146 Main Street West
A co-operative of local artists presenting original arts and crafts in a historic Waldensian setting. Offering local and regional arts and crafts, Valdese Heritage Arts Center has pottery, baskets, wood carving, jewelry, stained glass, quilts, paintings and more.
Burke Hospice
Thrift & Gifts
148 Main Street East

Burke Hospice Thrifts & Gifts is a unique but important part of our health care organization. All proceeds from the resale store benefit our programs of patient care.
Valdese ABC Store
1018 Main Street West
Nationwide Ins.
Paul Mears
302 Rodoret Street South

Let us help you find the right car insurance coverage for your family. We offer a full array of products, including car insurance, homeowners insurance, business insurance and life insurance.
Brinkley Insurance
142 Main Street East
Insurance & Appraisals
Wells Cleaning
127 Main Street West

Offering commercial janitorial services, supplies and carpet cleaning.
Dolls & Designs
by Sandi
122 Main Street West

Sandi Walker known as the "Doll Doctor" has made one of a kind handmade porcelain dolls ranging in size from 1/2" to 5' tall for over 30 years and she specializes in repairs.
Fulenwider Catering
Russ Fulenwider
104 Mull Street Morganton
828-473-8000 - ext. 216
Full service catering serving Valdese, Morganton & Burke County
Bimbo Bakeries
320 Main St E, Valdese, NC 28690
Phone:(828) 874-2136
Rock Drug
240 Main St W
(828) 879-9812
Don't forget to visit the Rock Drug Fountain for lunch!
S&A Antiques & Collectables
100 Main St W
(828) 522-1144
Bingham Storage
1068 US-70,
Valdese, NC 28690

Heritage Propane
625 12th St Dr. NW Hickory NC 
Office: 828-324-2520  
Cell:  828-263-7802
The Formal Showcase
224 Main St E
Phone: 828.522.1155
Meridian Specialty
Yarn Group
Meridian Specialty
Yarn Group, Inc.
312 Colombo Street SW
Valdese, NC 28690
P: 828-874-2151
F: 828-874-3780
Foothills Temporary Employment Inc.
 130 Main St W, Valdese, NC 
 (828) 522-1123
Open M-F 8-5pm
Classic Plastic Toys & Collectibles
108 Main Street West
Valdese, NC 28690
(828) 499-2465 
Blue Ridge National
Heritage Area
2017 Waldensian Festival
 The 42nd Annual Waldensian Festival will be held
on August 11 & 12, 2017!
Few Vendor Spaces Available! Download Vendor Applications Here.
Family Friday Night Concert Series: August 4 

 Gal Friday

The country trio, Gal Friday, is made up of three sisters, born and raised on the love of music.  These gals have been performing live for the past 9 years, wowing crowds with a Carolina flavor you don't want to miss.  Named as a "band to watch" by Music Mix Daily's own Lesa Browing, she says that "these ladies how how to rock and roll.....cowgirl style!"  Gal Friday's music is an irreverent marriage of country & southern rock.  They write their songs from experience, hopes, love, fiction, and a little bit of rebellion that lives in us all.  Partnered with an impressive group of musicians, their performances are delivered with passion, spicy southern charm and soulful three-part harmony that you can't get enough of.
The music starts at 7 pm at the Town of Valdese parking lot beside Wells Fargo Bank on Main Street. Sponsored by the Town of Valdese. Friday Night Cruise-ins at Myra's continue throughout the year. Vintage cars and trucks fill up the block around Myra's Restaurant. Designated Fridays host a car show on Main Street.
Bring a lawn chair & enjoy the summer in Downtown Valdese!
Family Friday Nights Schedule 
August 4: Gal Friday- Country & Variety
August 11: The Breakfast Club- 80' s Variety
August 12: Blackwater Rhythm and Blues- Beach & Variety 
August 18: Little Johnny Trailer Trash- Variety/Classic Rock
August 25: Smitty &The Jumpstarters- Blues
September 1: Hannah Kaminer- Folk/Americana
Myra's Classic & Antique Car Cruise In
Classic and Antique cars of all sorts fill the Myra's and Rock Drug  parking lots on Friday nights beginning at 6pm. Visitors are welcome to stroll through, take pictures and chat with the owners of these  unique cars. Enjoy the music from a deejay in front of Myra's and on special nights performances from Elvis! Raffles are also a highlight of these Friday nights with chances for visitors to take home cash! Fridays starting in May and through October.
Valdese Farmers Market
The Valdese Farmers Market is now open! The Market offers locally grown produce, baked goods, meats, soaps, and more! Located on Faet St. across from the fire department, the Farmers Market is open on Wednesdays from 9-12 noon and Fridays from 11-4pm. May-September.
Rock School Arts Foundation

Enter our 30th Annual Open Art Competition. See the details below: Elizabeth Furr and the RSAF Board,, 828-879-2129,
New Window Gallery
From This Day Forward 50th Anniversary
The outdoor drama "From This Day Forward" written by Fred Cranford is the flagship show of Old Colony Players. The summer of 2017 will mark the 50th consecutive season of production. This drama tells the story of the Waldenses, a people from the area known as the Cottian Alps in Northern Italy near the French border, and the founders of the Town of Valdese.
The 50th season is proudly directed by Kenneth Kay & Kim Cozort Kay

Rated PG13 for Battle Scenes

Purchase Tickets by calling 828-879-2129, order online here, or get them the night of the show with cash or check.
Show runs Friday & Saturday until August 12 at 7:45pm.
McGalliard Falls Grist Mill
The first Saturday of each month from April through October, Valdese Public Works will have the waterwheel at McGalliard Falls Park running. Make sure to mark your calendars and plan your photo shoots for these special Saturdays. The waterwheel was replaced in 2016 after a tree damaged the previous wheel beyond repair. In honor of the renovations at the park, the public is encouraged to visit the park and check out the new wheel and enjoy this beautiful Valdese gem! 
For further information you can call 828-879-2129 or for park rentals you can call 828-879-2132. 
Have fun at the Falls! 
Movie Theater Fundraiser
 No donation is too big or too small! We are raising funds for the equipment to make this project possible. 
Old Rock School Room Rentals
Auditorium will seat up to 500 people
Waldensian Room will seat up to 150
Rooms 119, 137, 138 & 139 will seat up to 25
Teacher's Cottage will seat 50
The Old Rock School is a great place for parties, receptions, classes, recitals, performances, camps & much, much more! 
Call 828.879.2129 for further details and rates regarding these spaces.
Historic Valdese Tours
Start planning for your autumn tours now! 
 We will plan the perfect tour for your group!
School Field Trips Available!
This is just a sample tour and we can customize your tour to meet the needs of your group. Call 828-879-2126 today for more information!
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