October 10-11: Feast of the Hunter’s Moon, West Lafayette
When I was in college, this event was the highlight of the season for my roommate who attended every year with her parents and siblings. Over the course of two days, thousands of participants re-create the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans which took place Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost on the banks of the Wabash River in the mid – 1700s.
October 9-18: Park County Covered Bridge Festival, Rockville
Anchored in Rockville, this festival actually stretches out across nine communities in Parke County. Start in Rockville and board the tour bus for one of three routes, each taking you to view five to six covered bridges. For a description of the activities that take place in each community, click here or to read the Indiana Insider write-up of this event, click here.
October 15-18: Bouchercon, Indianapolis
If you love a good mystery, don’t miss the 40th Bouchercon World Mystery Convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Indianapolis. Activities include panel discussions, lectures and symposia on the literary genre of mystery. Of course, plenty of mystery booksellers will be on hand as well.