Valdese, NC – It is time once again for the lucky leprechaun hunters to search downtown Valdese for the tricksters dressed in green! The 2nd Annual LuckyValdese Hosts 2nd Annual Lucky Leprechaun Hunt will take place Thursday, March 17th in Downtown Valdese along Main Street, from Italy Street to the Old Rock School. Those who are participating in the Lucky Leprechaun Hunt are encouraged to search high and low- over 200 leprechauns will be lurking around town. If you are lucky enough to find one, bring him to the Old Rock School for a prize! Located at 400 Main St West, the Old Rock School is open from 8-5:00 P.M. The tourism office will be ready to hand out pots of gold to the lucky hunters.

Morrissa Angi, Director of Community Affairs & Tourism looks forward to bringing back this fun, family-friendly event. “We were so pleased with the successful turn out for last year’s Lucky Leprechaun Hunt and couldn’t wait to bring it back.” she states. “This is such a fun activity to get families out in the Spring weather and enjoy all the charm of Downtown Valdese.” Angi encourages Lucky Leprechaun participants to enjoy the variety of restaurants and shops in Downtown as they hunt. “Visitors and long term residents alike may be surprised at the unique variety of boutique and cuisine here in Valdese. Angi encourages families to make a day of enjoying Downtown Valdese. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

For more information about the Lucky Leprechaun Hunt, as well as a full event calendar for Valdese, go to or call 828-879-2129.