Friday Night in Valdese

For a small town much occurs in Valdese on Friday Nights during the summer..

There is a car show which starts at 6 pm..

Great place for the guys to hang out..

And at 7 pm there is music.

The Lineup

And to think all this started from the Waldenses

So, put Valdese on your list for a fun Friday nite.

And check out their July 2nd celebration.

Main Street Valdese

This small town has an interesting collection of shops.

For anyone interested in Thrift Shops, there were three..

Next, 100 Main for dining pleasure…

And you’ll never forget Myra’s. Even Marilyn Monroe stopped by..

Haven’t seen one of these in an age.

And for those into Italian, right behind Myra’s..

Old World Baking Company — Stop by for a cup of joe, a croissant.. This shop is coming back post-Pandemic. The friendly owner was washing down the sidewalk as I passed. He’s getting ready for you…

Then take a book,

or play some bocce..


A little history – Bocce started in 5200 BC in Egypt and spread throughout the continents. It’s present form is an Italian game, and as Waldensian’s originated in Italy they brought this game with them. This court lies on the grounds of their church.

Time for more retail pleasure…

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