Indiana Is Home to a Very Unique Festival Every Fall the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon
History meets the current day with this immersive festival in Indiana.
Feast of the Hunter's Moon
Tell me that doesn't sound like the coolest band name?!
Okay, but seriously did you know Indiana was home to a huge festival that reenacts 18th-century life at Fort Ouiatenon? It's true, and this festival is complete with cannons, authentic food, French and Native American music and dance, and plenty of hands-on activities from candle dipping, to storytelling, to bead bracelet making.
Why is the Feast of the Hunter's Moon Celebrated?
The Feast of the Hunter's Moon has been celebrated every fall for the last 50 years. The festival celebrates the annual gathering of the French and Native Americans at Fort Quiatenon in the 1700s. Fort Quiatenon was a fur trading outpost and was the first fortified European settlement in what is now Indiana.
FestoftheHuntersMoon.org describes what you can expect at the Feast of the Hunter's Moon:
Thousands of participants re-enact this event creating a feast for your senses. Smell the wood smoke, hear the report of the rifles, savor authentic food and more.
Continuous, free programming is held on five stages. French and Native American music and dance, fife and drum corps performances, military drills and demonstrations, fashion shows, games and contests can be enjoyed at the 50th 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.
When is the Feast of the Hunter's Moon?
The annual Feast of the Hunter's Moon takes place on October 1st-2nd this year. The feast takes place at Fort Quiatenon in Lafayette, Indiana. For directions, the event schedule, and to buy tickets, you can go to FeastoftheHuntersMoon.org.
Check out this YouTube video with clips of the Feast of the Hunter's Moon, it will absolutely make you want to go!