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Thursday, October 8, 2015

It's Fort Days!!

The street light flags are raised.
The tents are sprouting up around town.
The traffic detour signs are in place.
The busiest weekend in Ligonier is set to begin tomorrow.
The 56th Fort Ligonier Days, commemorating the French and Indian War's Battle of Fort Ligonier, will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, bringing in an assortment of entertainment.
The festival will officially kick off at noon Friday on the Diamond with opening ceremony remarks from re-enactor Robert Rambo portraying Chief Attakullakulla, a Cherokee peace chief at Fort Ligonier. Rambo will also appear at the fort from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., accompanied by Ben Newton, who will portray Gen. John Forbes. Ligonier's many merchants will offer sidewalk sales beginning at 10 a.m. and continue throughout the weekend.
The day's musical entertainment will include classic rock groups HY-5 and Jeff Jimmerson and Airborne, Celtic folk band Melissa Cox & Mythica and country act Justin Fabus Band.
Other musical acts set to perform during the weekend are southern rock and fiddle band Second Wind, acoustic guitarist Jane West, Johnny Crash tribute band Ole 97 Band, classic hits band Phil Dirt and the Dozers, swing jazz rock group Neon Swing X-perience and country group Chris Woodward & Shindiggin.

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