Fort Vallonia Days
Southern Indiana Community Listing
Due to hostilities between the settlers and Native Americans in the early 1800's. Governor General William Henry Harrison ordered a fort built as well as a number of other defensive structures including a large stockade, garrison, blockhouses, and a spring. Fort Vallonia was built to protect the families in the area. Two companies of Indiana Rangers were stationed here during the War of 1812.
In 1972 Fort Vallonia was rebuilt and is the focus for the annual Fort Vallonia Days Festival. Fort Vallonia Days is held on the 3rd weekend of October and draws crowds of up to 30,000 people. Vallonia is justly proud of its heritage that predates the birth of the state of Indiana. The purpose of the annual Fort Vallonia Days Festival is to celebrate Vallonia's heritage and to raise money to maintain the upkeep of the Fort, grounds and museum.
With crowds estimated as large as 30,000, Fort Vallonia Days is one of the premier fall festivals in southern Indiana!