Fort Ligonier Days commemorates the history of the old colonial garrison, of which the town of Ligonier is its namesake. Visit the encampment at the fort to get up close and personal with history. Don’t miss the artillery demonstrations and the very popular reenactment of the Battle of Fort Ligonier.
After satisfying your history bug, give into your arts bug with the over one hundred craft vendors. There are juried crafts and a kid’s corner. Also, don’t forget to check out the local sidewalk sale (which starts a day early on Thursday). As you walk through town, take note of the festive window displays. This is a creative and inspiring contest and prizes are awarded. Local food booths line the town diamond and some churches offer sit-down meals.
There is plenty of live music at Fort Ligonier Days, enough to serve even the most eclectic taste. Entertainment at bandstand lasts all weekend and after the festival closes local bars keep the music playing late into the night. Be sure to catch the community parade on Main Street, and don’t miss “Fireworks Over Ligonier” Saturday night!
Fort Ligonier is a very spread out festival. There are four locations for craft vendors! A free shuttle is provided for all visitors to the festival. Admission is free. There are official and unofficial designated areas for parking. Official parking areas are five dollars a day. Festival sponsors remind visitors not to park along Route 30 or in town and no pets please.
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