A two-day festival celebrating the heritage of Jackson County’s oldest community is fast approaching.

The 48th annual Fort Vallonia Days will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and fill Main Street in the small southern Jackson County community with people.

Vallonia was a French settlement established in the late 1790s.

Always conducted on the third weekend in October, Fort Vallonia Days is something that many look forward to attending each year.

As always, the festival will feature a wide array of activities for attendees, including the parade, craft booths, a variety of food, flea markets, music and entertainment for all ages and more.

Fort Vallonia Days is one of the most prominent fall festivals in southern Indiana, drawing crowds estimated up to 30,000 in past years. Plus, the Fort Vallonia Museum will be open during the festival and is a must-see, full of historical items and memorabilia, organizers said.

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