Celebrate with us as Fort Ligonier Days enters its 58th year in 2017. The 3-day fall festival commemorates the Battle of Fort Ligonier, a key engagement of the French and Indian War fought on October 12, 1758.
Over 200 craft booths in 5 locations are linked by shuttle bus service.
Talented artisans will display and sell handmade items including wood furniture, candles, dried flowers, paintings & prints, stained glass, jewelry, leather, baskets, pottery, metal-work, and more!
Over 30 food booths located around the Diamond, Train Station East and West lots, and other locations will be serving all varieties of food: roast beef sandwiches, pizza, funnel cakes, pies, crab cakes, gobs & cookies, french fries, pierogies, authentic gyros, hot sausage, burgers, apple dumplings, cheese steaks! The variety will satisfy the hungriest of appetites.
Sit-down meals are available at several local churches.
Don’t miss the elaborate and entertaining parade that proceeds down Main Street around Ligonier’s picturesque Diamond at 11:00 AM on Saturday. The parade will include historic units, floats, costumed characters, the shrine units and special guests, including local TV personalities, high school, and college bands. This is a spectacular part of Fort Ligonier Days!
On the grounds of the Fort you will find a living history encampment showing frontier life, military tactics, drills, cannon firing, ceremonies, Highlanders, redcoats, French troops, frontier men and women, Indians and music from 1758. Visit the official website of Fort Ligonier for additional information. A favorite at the fort is the re-enactment of the Battle of Fort Ligonier at 2 & 4 pm Saturday and 1:30 & 3:30 pm Sunday.
Free outdoor entertainment includes something for everyone: Celtic, Country Rock, Brass, Oldies, tribute bands, and big names from the ’50s and ’60s!
Join us on Sunday, for the Fort Ligonier Days 5k at 8:30 AM. There’s even a Kid’s Cannon Ball Dash at 9:30 AM for youngsters 4 thru 12. Plan now to make this a part of your weekend!
The shops of Ligonier are open! Many are offering sidewalk sales. We welcome you and are looking forward to meeting you. Stop in and browse, be sure to and say “Hello”