About Feast of the Hunters' Moon
A re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans which took place Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost in the mid – 1700s. It is held annually in early autumn on the banks of the Wabash River, four miles southwest of West Lafayette, Indiana.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. If you are coming from outside Lafayette, we recommend you use the free parking available at the Purdue University Lot R, north of Ross-Ade Stadium at the corner of Northwestern and Cherry Lane. The Feast offers free parking in the lot west of the event grounds. Limited handicap parking in this lot is available for vehicles who have handicap tags. Neighbors offer paid parking.