Spend this weekend going back in time at the Stone’s Trace Pioneer Festival. The festival takes visitors back to the 1800s with Stone’s Trace Regulators re-enactments, entertainment, 1812 and Civil War encampments, children’s activities, and demonstrations of pioneer arts such as blacksmithing, gun and knife skills, weaving, wood carving, displays of cabin and camp life, and needlecrafts.

The festival takes place on the grounds of the Stone’s Trace Historic Site, at U.S. 33 and State Road 5, 1 1/2 miles south of Ligonier. Hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Admission is $5 per person and free for children younger than 12.

Parking is across the road at West Noble High School, with a free shuttle to take visitors to the grounds.

Entertainment Schedule

Saturday, September 9th

  • 9:00 AM to 9:10 AM
    • Opening Ceremony & Flag Raising
    • 144th Indiana
  • 9:10 AM to 9:55 AM
    • Shakin’ Hammers
  • 10:10 AM to 10:55 AM
    • Hand Hewn
  • 11:10 AM to 11:55 AM
    • The Browns
  • 12:10 PM to 12:55 PM
    • Suite Strings

  • 1:10 PM to 1:55 PM
    • Shakin’ Hammers
  • 2:10 PM to 2:55 PM
    • Hand Hewn
  • 3:10 PM to 3:55 PM
    • Daniel Boone
  • 4:10 PM to 5:00 PM
    • The Browns
  • 5:00 PM
    • Closing Ceremony & Flag Lowering
    • 1812 Whitewater Guard

Sunday, September 10th

  • 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Opening Ceremony & Flag Raising
    • 144th Indiana
    • Frontier Gathering &emdash; Hawk & Jill VanLew
  • 11:10 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Liza & Mark
  • 12:10 PM to 12:45 PM
    • Daniel Boone

  • 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
    • Towpath Players
  • 2:10 PM to 2:45 PM
    • Liza & Mark
  • 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Inclognito Cloggers
  • 4:00 PM
    • Closing Ceremony & Flag Lowering
    • 1812 Whitewater Guard

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