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Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce
120 East Main Street, Ligonier, PA 15658   724-238-4200

Fort Ligonier Days

Fort Ligonier Days, one of the American Bus Association’s “Top 100 Events in America”, is a 3-day festival that commemorates the Battle of Fort Ligonier, a key engagement of the French and Indian War, fought on October 12, 1758. This outstanding outdoor festival is celebrating its 57th year in 2016.
 
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 Fort Ligonier’s official web site for Fort 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.


The Parade
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!

PLEASE, for safety reasons, do not place any chairs along the parade route before 6 pm on Friday.
Please Note: NO Dogs (pets) & NO Backpacks allowed in the festival area.

Entertainment (see full Entertainment schedule HERE!)
Free outdoor entertainment includes something for everyone — Celtic, Country Rock, Brass, Oldies, tribute bands, and big names from the '50s and '60s! Over thirty community food booths line the Diamond and other locations throughout town. The variety will satisfy the hungriest of appetites! Sit-down meals are available at several local churches.

Crafts
Over 200 craft booths in 5 locations are linked by shuttle bus service. The five official craft lots are: Fairfield lot, Loyalhanna lot, Mellon Park lot, Municipal lot, and Train Station lot. Talented artisans will display and sell handmade items including wood furniture, candles, dried flowers, paintings & prints, stained glass, jewelry, leather, baskets, pottery, metal-work, artisnanal food products, and much more!! On Thursday before the event and during Fort Ligonier Days, local merchants move their wares outside for sidewalk sales.

Food
Over 30 food booths located around the Diamond and at other locations will be serving all varieties of food: roast beef sandwiches, hot ham & cheese, quesadillas, pizza, funnel cakes, meat pitas, fruit pies, crab cakes, meatballs, gobs & cookies, french fries, grilled cheese, pierogies,  wings, authentic gyros, ham BBQ, hot sausage, ribs, burgers, Hungarian dishes, apple dumplings, egg rolls & Philly cheese steak, just to get your mouth watering!.

Kids Korner
Steer the kids toward the Ligonier Valley YMCA, West Church Street, the location of the Kids Korner activities.

Fort Ligonier Days 5K
Join us Sunday morning for the Fort Ligonier Days 5K. There's even a Kid's Cannon Ball Dash for youngsters under 12.  Plan now to make this a part of your weekend! Click HERE for the applcation!

Free Wine Tasting
Wine tasting is located on the lawn of Thistledown at Seger House, 221 West Main Street. Those 21 and over may sample and purchase the finest wines from nine Pennsylvania wineries.  Tasting hours are Friday and Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM and Sunday Noon-5:00PM.

 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:
Parade Sponsor:.
Fireworks Sponsor
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General John Forbes Level Sponsor:

Wise Potato Chips: The Official Chip of Fort Ligonier Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

5K Sponsors:

Thank You to Civil Air Patrol for their support and assistance throughout the weekend. Click HERE for more information on who they are and what they do. You can also visit their website, HERE!

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Parking and Shuttle Service - Guests are advised to follow the signs to designated parking areas around town. No parking is allowed in town or along Route 30 during the event, so be sure to follow the signs to official parking areas. All official parking areas are handicap accessible. Parking is $7.00 per car in officially designated lots. Free shuttles are available to main festival sites all day. Official Parking areas include: Ligonier Valley High School, Weller Field (football field) and Laurel Valley Golf Club area (on 711 South).

FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE will be provided all three days to and from official Fort Ligonier Days parking areas:
The shuttle will run from:

  • 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday
  • 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday
  • 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday

CRAFT LOOP SHUTTLE service will run among the craft display areas from:

  • 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday
  • 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday
  • 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday

*See map for bus stops. (Note: Craft booths close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday & Saturday and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.)
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Crafts

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Plan Ahead – Future Years

  • 2017 - October 13, 14, 15
  • 2018 - October 12, 13, 14
  • 2019 - October 11, 12, 13
  • 2020 - October 9, 10, 11

 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Colonel Henry Boquet Level Sponsors:

 

 

 

 

 

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Ligonier, PA 15658
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