WE APPRECIATE YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT
OF FORT VALLONIA DAYS!
September 12, 2020 --- 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.
FORT VALLONIA DAYS CANCELLED
FOR 2020; SEE YOU IN OCTOBER 2021
July 15, 2020 --- After much thought and careful consideration, the decision
has been made to cancel the 2020 Fort Vallonia Days festival. With the current
restrictions on mass gatherings and the unknown of what may happen between
now and October, the Fort Vallonia Days Festival Committee and Fort Vallonia
Days Board of Directors all agree that canceling the festival is in the
best interest of our volunteers, vendors, and patrons. We look forward to
having a wonderful festival next year. We'll see you the Third Weekend in
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.