Valdese , North Carolina, USA
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.
The 2014 Waldensian Festival will concentrate on unique crafts, great food, and top-quality entertainment. To achieve this goal, the committee continues to search for wonderful artists, food vendors and entertainers from around the country. Choosing participants that will come together to make an unforgettable festival.Performers
Various performers each year...Live music throughout the day Saturday. 2014 will feature Too Much Sylvia on Friday & Jim Quick and Coastline on SaturdayVenue
Off Interstate 40 Exit 111 or 112 follow the signsTimes
Friday 5pm-11pm Saturday 9am-11pmAdmission & Parking
Free Admission & ParkingWebsitehttp://townofvaldese.com/pages/historic-valdese...Infophone