Fort Vallonia Days in Jackson County
One of the premier fall festivals in Southern Indiana
Over 30,000 visitors enjoy Fort Vallonia Days each year, always held on the third weekend in October. The community of Vallonia in Jackson County was settled by the French in the late 1700s. Then Indiana Governor and future US President, William Henry Harrison ordered the fort built around 1810. Today, this historic site is the home of Fort Vallonia Days, a celebration of Indiana’s heritage that has grown since the first festival was held over 45 years ago. Today, Fort Vallonia Days offers two days of fun and entertainment for visitors of all ages. You’ll find pioneer-era games and competitions like a muzzleloader shoot, archery, horseshoe pitch, tomahawk throw and even a persimmon pudding eating contest! The craft booths and flea market are festival favorites, too. Mouth-watering fare from a variety of food vendors can’t be missed. Enjoy chili, tenderloin sandwiches, BBQ or burgers but save room for a slice of pie or funnel cake! Find your place along the route to enjoy the Fort Vallonia Days Parade, featuring marching bands, floats, horses, antique cars and wagons.