2019 Bocce Tournament
The Waldensian Festival would not be complete without bocce. The Western North Carolina Regional Tournament, sponsored and hosted by the Le Phare des Alpes (LPDA) located on Laurel Street South, will begin promptly at 9:00am on August 10th. The top three winning teams will qualify for the state tournament. This year’s state tournament will bring out serious competitive players as the State Competition will also be held in Valdese in September, and prize money totals $240. This year’s local and state competitions do not have an age limit as in previous years. Bocce, a game similar to lawn bowling, was a favorite pastime of the early settlers in Valdese and continues to prove entertainment for young and old. The LPDA will also be serving hot Waldensian Bread cooked right on site in the wood burning oven, and a favorite food of the Waldensians, soutisso, a pork based sausage.
For further information about the LPDA please visit their website here.