There are changes to this year’s celebration after last year’s festival was canceled, but most of the changes won’t be noticeable to visitors.
The food booths are full, but there have been some changes in the craft lots. We’ve changed one at the School District offices – “Train Station East” – from a craft lot to a food area, with eight to ten food vendors. One reason for doing this is that fewer craftsmen applied to take part in this year’s show – possibly because of the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. But then we’ve had some late-comers, so there are plenty of crafters, food vendors, and sponsors to visit.
We have modified the detour route due to safety concerns. Traffic on North Walnut Street will no longer be able to cross West Main Street. Vehicles will have to turn right on West Main Street to exit town, whether they at going west or east. Only shuttle buses will be allowed to cross West Main Street using Walnut Street during the festival.
Festival hours will also be shortened somewhat this year, running from 9 AM to 6 PM Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9, and from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM on Sunday, Oct. 10. There will be no evening entertainment and no Saturday night fireworks. This will help make the festival more controllable, and safer for our guests.
As for Covid-19 restrictions, all CDC recommendations will be followed. On behalf of the entire Fort Ligonier Days Committee, THANK YOU for coming to Ligonier and participating in our event.
We are thrilled to be back!
PLEASE BE ADVISED OF THE FOLLOWING HEALTH MEASURES PUBLISHED BY THE CDC TO REDUCE THE RISK OF COVID:
• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering or a non-surgical mask when around others.
• Practice social distancing, stay at least 6 feet apart from others.
Local Merchants will be holding Sidewalk Sales all weekend.
Conemaugh Physician Group – (Corner of N. Fairfi eld and Main St.) Blood Pressure Screening and Covid Information
Mommy Gear (107 South St. Clair Street) hosts a quiet place for breastfeeding moms and a changing area for babies.
Fort Allen Antique Farm Equipment Club will be displaying some of their prized antique tractors and farm equipment at the corner of West Main and Walnut Streets
Laurel Mountain Horse & Pony Club will be hosting pony rides at Ligonier Agway(603 West Main Street).
Festival travelers need to be aware of a change in our detour using N. Walnut St.
• All traffic will have to turn RIGHT onto West Main to exit Ligonier.
• This means eastbound traffic will have to travel on West Main to connect to Rt. 30 East
PLEASE FOLLOW ALL DETOUR SIGNS POSTED….
Borough Ordinance 556 prohibits dogs (pets) from being in the Festival Area during festival hours. This makes Fort Ligonier Days is a pet-free environment. Backpacks and open containers are also prohibited. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
BACKPACKS ARE PROHIBITED
The 2021 Fort Ligonier Days Committee began planning in January for this festival. Their genuine appreciation goes out to each of the committee chairpersons, the many volunteers who spend countless hours in planning, and the other generous contributors who help in presenting Fort Ligonier Days.
Mark Sorice, President
Tom Stablein, Vice President
Nancy Roderick, Secretary
Jack McDowell, Festival Chairman
Bill Stablein, Chair Emeritus
Alberta Evans, LVCC/FLD Support
Dan Stevens, Public Information Officer
John Berger, Ligonier Valley Police Chief
Mike Matrunics, Ligonier Valley Assistant Police Chief
Doug DeForrest & Ryan Mates, Mutual Aid Ambulance Service
Excela Health, Latrobe Hospital
Ron Ross & Jan Shaw, Ligonier Borough Public Works Department
Tom Gibson & Debbie Finley
Roland (Bud) Mertz, Director of Public Safety, Westmoreland County
Ligonier Borough, Public Works Crew
Ligonier Valley Fire Companies and surrounding area Fire Departments
Ligonier Township Supervisors and the Township Crew
Region National Ski Patrol
Christy Show, Chair-Municipal Lot
Carole Wright & Tracy Daugherty- Mellon Park Lot
Emma Markle-Train Station Lots
Carley Markle-Loyalhanna Lot
Peggy Steele-Fairfield Lot
Sandy Podlucky, Chair
Erich Bucholtz, Sound Engineer
Pam Anderson, Co-Chair
Mark Sorice, Co-Chair
Megan Welty, Co-Chair
Cindy Smith, Co-Chair
Karen Markle Sandy & Kip Crumrine
Rob & Terri Tuscano
PVic Smith, Chair
Heather Kaecher, Co-Chair
Jeremy Springer, Co-Chair
Kayla & Michael Tamer
Paul & Patsy Kennedy, Coordinators
Tom Stablein, Chair
Middle School & Midget Cheerleaders
Smail Auto Group Town & Country Motors
Trib Total Media
Rick Schwab The Voice of Fort Ligonier Days 2021
Pete & Patty Bloomer
Ron & Leah Marr
Shaun Teacher, Electrical Consultant
Michael Jones, Cleveland Brothers
Kip and Sandy Crumrine, Valley Youth Network
Ligonier Valley Soccer Team
Snyder-Green Funeral Home
McCabe Funeral Home
Association of Churches
EADS Group Engineering
Economic Growth Connection
Highland Harley Davidson, Somerset
John Hall Inc.
John & Linda Whipkey, Laughlintown Garage
Laurel Valley Golf Club
Mr. Robert Benner
Ligonier Giant Eagle
Ligonier Valley School District
Luther P. Miller, Inc.
Mack M. Darr Co., Inc.
Valley Youth Network
Valley School of Ligonier
We appreciate ALL our volunteers and ALL their hard work. We apologize if anyone’s name has been omitted.