This is: Fall in Ligonier 

The leaves are turning color and the mountains are more beautiful than ever. Now is the time for your journey to the Ligonier Valley. If your fall bucket list looks a little something like this: “corn mazes, pumpkin patches, festive fun with family and friends, and pumpkin spice everything,” then Ligonier’s got you covered. 

Festive Fall Fun:

Cross two items off your list at once at Green Mead Farm with Chad’s Corn Maze and Cairns Pumpkin Patch. Challenge what you think of the traditional maze, this cornfield is about 3.5 acres in size and is uniquely plotted each year based upon a hit country song — too cool. Oktoberfest is back and equipped with something for everyone. Seven Springs has partnered with more than 80 vendors to bring crafts, snacks, and entertainment into your weekend. Each weekend of this autumn celebration is themed, so feel free to go again and again for a new experience each time. Satisfy your pumpkin spice cravings at our hit event, Pumpkin Spice Ligonier. This heavenly town-wide event features a variety of pumpkin-flavored treats around the diamond for you to enjoy. This event sells out quickly, so act fast when ticket sales begin on September 24th. 

Chad’s Corn Maze — Every Saturday & Sunday in October | Saturdays 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM and Sundays 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Oktoberfest — September 28 & 29 and October 5 & 6 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Saturday and 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday

Pumpkin Spice Ligonier — Saturday, November 2 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Halloween in the Valley:

Idlewild Park will have special fall dates and hours open for kids and their families to Trick or Treat through Storybook Forest, take a ride on themed attractions, and enjoy spook-tacular live entertainment! Hallowboo! is an annual hit for family-friendly Halloween fun. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage and themed decor around the park. Living Treasures Animal Park is also getting in the Halloween spirit with their Night at the Zoo event! You’re invited to explore the park and discover the cool ways in which nocturnal animals behave at night — something you won’t see every day! This is a non-scary event, costumes are encouraged, but please no scary ones. Attendees are welcome to enter in the Jack-O-Lantern contest (children’s admission is free with the purchase of an adult pass with a contest entry). One winner per age-group will be chosen each week, will it be you?

Hallowboo! — Every Friday & Saturday in October | Doors open at 11:30 AM and ride operate from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Living Treasures — Every Friday & Saturday in October | 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM


Fall in Love with Ligonier:

Town-wide events will continue into Autumn with their own fall flare! Fort Ligonier Days are back in town. This 60-year celebration has grown to be one of the most anticipated and popular fall festivals in the tri-state area. You’ll be welcomed by friendly merchants and helpful volunteers to explore an impressive array of arts and crafts, yummy food and drink, good music, authentic battle reenactments at Fort Ligonier, a spectacular Saturday parade, and an endless supply of Ligonier Valley history and hospitality throughout the weekend. This years theme “Ligonier’s Heritage: Then & Now” will not disappoint! The Ligonier Art Walk is back and in full swing this fall — a free event to celebrate the arts and creativity with seven participating art venues. Oh, and be sure to take advantage of the last few Ligonier Country Market Saturdays before the season ends and stock up on your favorite locally made goodies. Shops on the Diamond will also have their doors open all autumn long for you to shop till you drop exploring their seasonal offerings.

Fort Ligonier Days — October 11-13 | Friday & Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Ligonier Art Walk — Saturday September 21st | 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Ligonier Country Market — Last day is September 28 | Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Mark your calendar with these events for your best fall yet! For more details on anything listed in this post, you can contact the individual businesses or visit our events page. 

Written by: Ashley Krause