What You’ll See at Fort Ligonier Days This Year

perspective shot of endless forrest with overlaying text download our free vacation guideFort Ligonier Days is a 3-day street festival on West Main Street in Ligonier, PA. It’s one of the largest fall festivals in the area and one of the most fun! Between historical reenactment, live entertainment, and delicious, local food, Ligonier Days has it all! Read on to learn more about this great event and start planning your visit today at Oak Lodge. Remember to download our Online Vacation Guide for more local recommendations! It features some of our favorite restaurants, shops, museums, outdoor adventures, and many more festivals.


What Can You Expect at Ligonier Days?


What Is Fort Ligonier Days?

Every fall, the Laurel Highlands transforms from a scenic summer destination into the backdrop for an array of exciting festivals, and Fort Ligonier Days is one of the most popular. It has been around for more than 60 years! The event will appeal to history buffs, and those looking to have a fun day out in the Laurel Highlands. 

This 3-day celebration commemorates the battle of Fort Ligonier on October 12, 1758. The event starts with a live parade featuring marching bands from across Westmoreland County, Miss Ligonier herself, and even a horse-drawn carriage.


Attend the Battle Reenactment

One of the most anticipated events at Fort Ligonier Days is the famous battle reenactment of October 12, 1758. During the French and Indian War, this fort was a pivotal win for British forces and allies to stop the advancing French Army. Marvel at the field as actors play the roles of soldiers. We recommend bringing a towel or a lawn chair!


Entertainment and Activities

Fort Ligonier Days offers a wide array of entertainment and activities. As you wander around the event, you’ll hear the sounds of live music filling the air. In the past, the Hobbs Sisters, Jane West, Jim Jimerson, Gashouse Annie, and even a Beatles cover band took center stage. You can also enjoy delicious treats available at several event locations. You’ll get to taste roast beef sandwiches, crab cakes, pizza, funnel cakes, pies, crepes, cookies, French fries, and more! 

Do you know Fort Ligonier Days offers over 200 craft booths? A shuttle takes you by each of them during the event, so no need to worry about walking for miles! However, if you love walking, then you might love the 5K Walk/Run! The 5K happens on Sunday and starts at 8:30 a.m.


Your Oasis in the Laurel Highlands Awaits: Oak Lodge!

View of the bed in Cabin 14Oak Lodge is a magnificent property nestled in the rolling hills of the Laurel Highlands— what better place for your vacation? Our inn provides top-notch service from the moment you book your stay until you leave. You’ll love our scenic views and relaxing atmosphere so much that you’ll hardly want to leave!

Our accommodations all boast beautiful hardwood floors, restored antiques, and sweeping views of our 800-acre paradise. If you want to reconnect with nature while still enjoying modern comfort, choose one of our cabins! They offer cozy decor and all the privacy you need to unwind properly. After enjoying a peaceful night, join us for a delicious breakfast! Our pancakes are one of our most popular items, and they’re served with our homemade maple syrup! Make sure you bring a bottle back home for your loved ones.


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