Sunday, September 23, 2012

Feast of the Hunters' Moon

After living in Lafayette for almost ten years, today we finally got around to attending The Feast of the Hunters’ Moon. It is an annual weekend festival held at Fort Ouiatenon. The weekend is a historical reenactment of a time over three hundred years ago. At that time this area was known as New France, and the Fort was a launching area for voyageurs that headed north to Canada each year to hunt and gather supplies for the winter. The feast is held to welcome their return when Indians, soldiers and voyagers all celebrated, traded and bartered a host of furs, game, baskets, leather goods and much more. Tens of thousands of people attend over the two days and the weather today was perfect for a day of entertainment. The girls loved it.

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