Each year at Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park, thousands of re-enactors from all over the country gather for this two-day festival and “civilians” like us can participate, too.
The past is yours to savor at the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon. At this historical reenactment, you can recapture 18th-Century life at Fort Ouiatenon – the first fortified European outpost in what is now Indiana.
This festival is a re-creation of the annual fall gathering, sometimes called the “rendezvous,” of the French voyageurs and habitants and Native Americans. It is (and was then) held annually in the early autumn on the banks of the Wabash River at this historic fur-trading outpost.
Smell the wood-smoke, hear the report of long rifles, savor authentic food, and more. Continuous free programming is held on five stages with French and Native American music, fife-and-drum corps performances, military drills and demonstrations, fashion shows, and gmes and contests.
2018 marks the 51st celebration of this event. Special hands-on activities include the Children’s Trade Blanket, Costume Try-On, candle-dipping, story-telling, bead bracelet making, cross-cut sawing, and tomahawk throwing.
Feast of the Hunters’ Moon, Fort Ouiatenon, West Lafayette, Indiana