LIGONIER, Pa. (KDKA) – Thousands of people are heading to Westmoreland County this weekend for Fort Ligonier Days.
There are dozens of vendors set up offering all of your favorite crafts, food and entertainment, celebrating their 62nd year now.READ MORE: Study: Rural Home Sales In Pennsylvania Increased During Pandemic
The streets of Ligonier will be flooded with people this weekend. The event is back in full force after last year’s was all virtual due to the pandemic.
“I like the atmosphere. I like to craft. It’s just a nice way to spend the day,” said Rostraver Township resident Connie Caccimelio.
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Fort Ligonier Days commemorates a key battle of the French and Indian War that happened on Oct. 12, 1758.READ MORE: Doctor Accused Of Hoarding Dead Kittens In Her Freezer
Some people say they’ve been coming to this event for 15, even 20 years. KDKA talked to one vendor who’s thrilled to be back to see his loyal customers.
“We are extremely happy to be back out here selling slate to our customers. It took two years but we’re here and we’re going to enjoy it,” said Fred Rost of Stenciled Slates.
As for COVID restrictions, event organizers say all CDC recommendations will be followed.
“It’s crowded but we’re okay,” said Caccimelio.MORE NEWS: How Leaders From Different Congregations Came Together To Participate In Tree Of Life Remembrance Ceremony
Ligonier Days lasts through Sunday with a parade Saturday at 11 o’clock.