LIGONIER - On Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stone’s Trace Pioneer Festival and Regulators Rendezvous will take place at Stone’s Trace, 1-1/2 miles south of Ligonier at the junction of U.S. 33 and Ind. 5.

Parking is at West Noble High School with shuttle busses ready to transport visitors across the highway to the festival.

The 49th fall festival will feature the frontiersmen and pioneers of northeastern Indiana with longhunters, black powder rifle and tomahawk skills, primitive archery, Native American re-enactors, craft demonstrators and vendors, 1812 re-enactors, Civil War encampment with military field hospital and mortician.

A large variety of food will be available on site: ham and beans, a pioneer staple, served with corn bread; slices of fresh whole wheat bread with warm, sweet apple butter or honey; homemade chocolate candy; pork burgers, pie, Indian fry bread, potato fries, ice cream, kettle corn, a scone and coffee shop and root beer.

Stay all day and listen to the music of American heritage: Mark & Liza, Towpath Players, Hand Hewn, Applejack Cloggers, The Browns plus Inclognito Cloggers.

Participate in kid-oriented activities in the children’s area, including face painting, pony wagon rides, scavenger hunt, Punch & Judy show, petting zoo and many hands-on activities.

Listen to the bagpiper and march to the flag-raising and lowering each day.

Visit the Civil War area with President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, the military field hospital and mortician.

Bargain with the blanket traders in the rendezvous encampment.

Talk to Johnny Appleseed as he strolls about the site. Visit with our demonstrators and re-enactors to learn about living in pre-1870 Indiana and view the Lewis & Clark display.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on while enjoying the entertainment.

No household pets allowed.

Admission is $8 per person age 12 and up. Children 11 and under are free. It is handicapped accessible.

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