Valdese, NC – Get ready for some patriotic fun as Valdese will soon be covered in a sea of red, white, and blue! The Hunt for the Stars & Stripes Scavenger Hunt will be Wednesday, July 3rd in Downtown Valdese – search high and low for the star spangled banner from Carolina Street to the Old Rock School! When you find one, bring it to Farris Insurance for a prize! The hunt will be from 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M and over 250 flags will be hidden! Please limit ONE flag per CHILD so everyone can join in on the fun! Remember to take lots of photos and tag us on Facebook (@Town of Valdese) and Instagram (@valdesenc)! Thank you to Farris Insurance Agency for sponsoring this fun event!

“Farris Insurance Agency is a firm of proven professionals and caring and conscientious people: the kind of people you can depend on. We have a commitment to maintain a high standard of excellence in all that we do and to establish a firm relationship of mutual trust and service with each of our clients.” Go see them in person at 225 Main St E. Valdese or give them a call 828-874-3250!

Families are encouraged to make a day exploring downtown Valdese. From charming downtown parks to fascinating art and history- the district has something to offer everyone! Play a game of bocce at the Centennial Park courts or try to find all 51 hidden objects in Village Park Mural. When you’re ready for a break- check out the ten locally owned restaurants in Valdese, all offering a wide variety of cuisine from farm to table burgers to authentic style Mexican tacos. Stop in for a milkshake or ice cream cone from Myra’s Diner for a cool down treat! Browse the exceptional shops downtown and find your latest treasure at Rusty Antiques or find something truly unique at Sam’s Recycled Art! Be sure to go to to explore the local businesses of Valdese and map out your visit!

For a full event calendar, call Valdese Community Affairs at 828-879-2129 or go to