The Feast of the Hunters Moon – West Lafayette, Indiana
October 4 – 5, 2014
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Travel to West Lafayette this weekend and visit historic Fort Ouiatenon. The Fort was an a french trading post that was in operation from 1717 – 1791. In 1928 a local physician by the name of Dr. Richard B. Wetherill acquired the land and built a fort replica in 1930. In 1968 archaeological excavations began by the Tippecanoe County Historical Association to find the almost-forgotten history of the French Heritage of Ouiatenon. The archaeological excavation uncovered the actual site of the original stockade one mile downriver from the blockhouse that was built in 1930.
Come out this weekend to learn of the history of this landscape. See and talk to people in period costume. Visit hundreds of arts and crafts vendors. There is a particular vendor that I visit ever year. He has leather bound art books and a lot of traditional chalk and pencil resources. See art, buy art supplies, and draw art. There is so much subject matter here for an artist. A great fall festival for you and the family. The kids will love making their own candles and bead work.
Park at Purdue University behind the football stadium for a free shuttle bus to and from the festival. They usually have coffee and water available for free at the shuttle bus stop also.