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Fort Ligonier Days October 10, 11 & 12, 2014
Direct all questions about the festival to the Ligonier Chamber of Commerce 724-238-4200

Fort Ligonier Days, a very popular 3-day festival, commemorates the Battle of Fort Ligonier, a key engagement of the French and Indian War, fought on October 12, 1758. 2008 was the 250th anniversary of that event and the founding of Ligonier!
  • 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 Sunday.

  • A LARGE community parade winds its way 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!!
    See unofficial Schedule of Events


PLEASE
, for safety reasons, do not place any chairs along the parade route before 6pm on Friday.


  • Free outdoor entertainment includes something for everyone -- anything from Civil War era music, Big Band music, folk music, bagpipes and drums, footstompin' bluegrass and Gospel to country music.
  • Dozens of 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 some local churches.

  • Approximately 150 craft booths in 4 locations are linked by shuttle bus service. Talented artisans will display and sell their wares including pewter figures, wicker and wood, dolls, dried flowers, paintings & prints, stained glass, jewelry, leather, baskets, pottery, blacksmithing and lots more!! (NOTE! The Commercial bank parking lot will now feature more juried crafters and Kid's Corner will move to the YMCA, 1 block North on Fairfield Street at Church Street)

  • Ligonier merchants move their wares outside for sidewalk sales. The merchant sidewalk sales actually start on Thursday! So, come a day early and get some great deals from the local shops!!!

  • Interesting and colorful window displays all over town. Prizes are awarded for the best window displays!

  • Parking 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 $5.00 per car in officially designated lots. Free shuttles are available to main festival sites all day.

  • Fort Ligonier Days 5K Run/Walk is back this year on Sunday. Get the details.

    Parking is also available in many private lots throughout town. Rates in those lots vary from $5 to $15, depending on proximity to the festival area. Ligonier.com operates a private parking area at 329 Bunger Street! Our lot is located right behind Holy Trinity Church, just off of the Vincent Street detour route. We give you an official program. But, we also give you a different event schedule that also shows additional entertainment opportunities around the area, such as bands performing in local restaurants/bars and nightlife after the "official" events are over for the day!

    RV parking may be available at Ligonier Valley Beach, for a fee - 724-238-5553
    RV & tent camping available at Waterford Fire Hall field (no hookups) for donation - call Lyle Boyd 724-875-4260

  • FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE
    will be provided all three days from Ligonier Valley High School on Springer Road
    and the Laurel Valley Golf Club lots on Route 711 South.
    The handicap-equipped shuttle will run from
    8 am to 6:00 pm Friday & Saturday
    9:30 am to 5:00 pm Sunday


  • CRAFT LOOP SHUTTLE
    service will run among the craft display areas from
    8 am to 6:00 pm Friday & Saturday
    9:30 am to 5:00 pm Sunday

    See map inside official program for bus stops.
    (Note: Craft booths close at 6:00 pm Friday & Saturday, 5:00 pm Sunday.)


    Walking map of Ligonier

Please Note: Pets are not allowed in the festival areas.

IMPORTANT FACTS TO REMEMBER ABOUT FORT LIGONIER DAYS...
  • Visitors will be directed by signs to special official parking areas.
    Parking is $5 with free shuttle bus service provided all three days from Ligonier Valley High School.
    The shuttle will run from 8am to 6pm Friday & Saturday and from 11am to 5pm Sunday.


  • We love our pets however; dogs, cats and /or other pets are prohibited at the festival. Only service dogs are allowed inside the festival areas.

  • Visitors are reminded that parking is prohibited on the shoulders of Route 30 within the borough of Ligonier. All the normal restrictions concerning parking are in full effect including: no parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant, no parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk/intersection, no parking within 30 feet of a stop sign and no parking in any place where official signs prohibit parking. All violators will be ticketed and, if necessary, towed.

  • For your safety, chairs may not be placed on the parade route or Diamond area until Friday after 6pm. Ligonier Borough and Fort Ligonier Days Committee are not responsible for missing chairs.
NEW! View all listed restaurants within 1 block of the festival area.


2013 Schedule of Events

Friday October 11, 2013
All events subject to change
2014 schedule will be available mid to late September. 2013 schedule is shown as an example of typical events.

Sit-down Dinners: (tentative)
7am - 1pm - Pancakes and Sausage, Heritage United Methodist Church, on the Diamond
9am - 5pm - Hot dogs & Sauerkraut and Haluski, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 240 West Main Street (tables outside)
Daily - VFW Post #734, 149 East Main St., will be serving the public from their kitchen sponsored by Relay for Life

9:00 AM Community Food Booths & Craft Booths Open
Fort Ligonier
Museum & Gift Shop opens
10:00 AM Ligonier Merchant's Old Fashioned Sidewalk Sales begin
NOON OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY on the Bandstand
12:15 pm - Interview with George Washington on the Diamond
12:30 PM George Washington at Fort Ligonier until 3:30 PM
1:00 PM Full Kilt - Celtic Rock - Bandstand Stage
3:00 PM Troops Training for Combat at Fort Ligonier
4:00 PM

Sydney Hutchko and Blue Ridge Honey - Country Rock - Bandstand Stage

6:00 PM Craft booths close
6-7:30 PM Arrival Band - The Journey Tribute - Journey Music - East Main Street Stage
 

The U S Marine Corps Band The Marines cannot come in 2013 due to sequestration...

2013
NightLife!
Josh Starret - 5-8:30pm, Life of Brian - 10pm-1:30am - Wicked Googly Bar/Restaurant - 209 West Main Street
Supper Break String Band - 7-11pm - Back deck - Ligonier Tavern Restaurant/Bar - 139 W. Main Street
Saturday October 12, 2013
All events subject to change
2014 schedule will be available mid to late September. 2013 schedule is shown as an example of typical events.

Sit-down Dinners: (tentative)
7am - 1pm - Pancakes and Sausage, Heritage United Methodist Church, on the Diamond
8am - ?pm - Donuts, baked goods, hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, coffee, hot chocolate, soda St. James                         Lutheran Church, 300 W. Main St.
9am - 5pm -
Hot dogs & Sauerkraut and Haluski, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 240 West Main Street (tables outside)
Daily - VFW Post #734, 149 East Main St., will be serving the public from their kitchen sponsored by Relay for Life
9:00 AM Community Food Booths & Craft Booths Open
Fort Ligonier
Museum & Gift Shop opens
11:00 AM COMMUNITY PARADE BEGINS on Main Street
1:30 PM Artillery demonstration at Fort Ligonier
2:00 PM Acoustic Shadows of the Blue and Gray- Civil War String Band - Bandstand Stage
Battle Re-enactment at Fort Ligonier
3:30 PM Artillery demonstration at Fort Ligonier
4:00 PM Battle Re-enactment at Fort Ligonier
4:30 PM Michael Christopher - Country - Bandstand Stage
6:00 PM Craft booths close
6:30 PM Beatlemania Magic - Beatles' Music - Street Dance - East Main Street Stage
8:45 PM Fireworks over Ligonier
2013
NightLife!
Skero & Jingles - 1-9pm East Coast Turnaround 10pm-1:30am - Wicked Googly Bar/Restaurant - 209 W. Main Street
Deperadoes - 2-9pm - Ligonier Tavern Restaurant/Bar - 139 W. Main Street
Majority Rules - 9:30pm -1:30am Cool Springs Express Restaurant/Bar - 3670 Route 711 North
The Erbevores Band - 9:30pm -1:30am Forks Inn Restaurant & Bar - 3819 Route 711 North at Route 271
Sunday October 13, 2013
All events subject to change
2014 schedule will be available mid to late September. 2013 schedule is shown as an example of typical events.

8:30 AM 5K Run/Walk begins, Ligonier Valley High School - Get details & registration form
9:00 AM Fort Ligonier opens to the public
10:30 AM Craft and Food Booths open - Sidewalk sales begin
12:30 PM The House Band - Music from the '50s to the present - Bandstand Stage
1:30 PM Artillery demonstration at Fort Ligonier
2:00 PM

Battle Re-enactment at Fort Ligonier

3:00 PM River City Brass - Show tunes - Bandstand Stage
3:30 PM Artillery demonstration at Fort Ligonier
4:00 PM Battle Re-enactment at Fort Ligonier
5:00 PM Closing Ceremonies - Bandstand Stage
Craft booths close
5:30 PM Carillon Concert from Calvary United Methodist Church Bell Tower,
Shirley Benner at the keyboard officially closes Fort Ligonier Days

Be sure to visit these permanent shops on the Ligonier Diamond during Fort Ligonier Days!
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Located on the Diamond beside the church
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Ligonier Sweet Shop

On the Diamond
119 West Main St.

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