WE APPRECIATE YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT
OF FORT VALLONIA DAYS!
Be sure to make plans to attend the 52nd Annual Fort Vallonia Days Festival
on October 16-17, 2021! Always the 3rd weekend in October!!
Also, please consider supporting
Fort Vallonia Days by pledging donations to your local United Way. You can
designate your United Way donation for Fort Vallonia Days as a local non-for-profit
organization. Your financial support through the United Way will help our
organization pay for routine utility and maintenance costs that are normally
covered by Festival income. We appreciate the community's ongoing support
and look to seeing you at Fort Vallonia Days 2021! Stay healthy and safe.
was settled by the French in the late 1700's. Around 1810, the Indians became
belligerent toward the settlers. At that time General William Henry Harrison,
then Governor of Indiana, ordered a fort built to protect the 90 families
in the area. As records tell us, there were no actual pictures taken of
the fort, but descriptions and specifications of the fort have been preserved
in public records.
In 1968, several interested men began talking about rebuilding a replica
of the old Fort at their bi-monthly meeting of the local Lions Club. From
this, the idea snow-balled. In 1969, the first Fort Vallonia Day celebration
brought 3,000 fun seeking folk to little Vallonia. The museum was dedicated
and the posts were set to swing the gates for the fort in 1972. The addition
of a pavilion with a stage was built in 1985. 1991 brought the completion
of the Garrison House in the center of the fort grounds.
is justly proud of its heritage that predates the birth of the state. That
is why we will be bursting at the seams with people the 3rd weekend in October,
at the annual celebration of Fort Vallonia Days. The purpose of the observance
is to raise money, with which to maintain the upkeep of the Fort, grounds,
museum, and to purchase more property to aid the annual celebration.
This year our festival has great expectations for another huge success.
There will be lots of craft booths, food booths, flea markets and entertainment
for adult and children alike. Activities include, but are not limited to:
Mick Gray Memorial Trail Ride, Wes Hartley Memorial Muzzle Loading Shoot,
Archery Shoot, Brownstown Exchange Club 5k
Walk / Run, Persimmon Pudding Eating Contest, Baking
Contest, Baby Contest,
Pumpkin Decorating Contest,
Anything Goes Kid's Obstacle
Course, United Way Free Flu
Vaccine Shots, Horseshoe Pitch, Tomahawk / Knife Throw, and a variety
of different Demonstrators. With crowds
estimated as large as 30,000, Fort Vallonia Days is one of the premier fall
festivals in southern Indiana!
Please Note ==> All pets must be on a leash. Please be responsible for
pet waste and behavior out of respect for all festival patrons.