Feast of the Hunters Moon, Fort Ouiatenon Indiana
The "Feast of the Hunters Moon" is an annual even held at the Fort (near West Lafayette, Indiana) every year. It's intended to recreate a fur trapper's rendezvous of the type that were common on the frontier during the colonial period. It features a huge number of merchants selling everything from food (most of which is at least relatively authentic - no Chinese food here!) to period goods like clothing, weapons, etc.
It's also a great source of pictures of 18th century "stuff" - uniforms, guns, etc.
I've been going to Ouiatenon semi-annually since I was very, very young. As a kid we dressed in period clothes, and it's just as well that I have no pictures from that period!
The Feast features a large number of reenactors from the French and Indian War (Seven Year's War for you Europeans) and the American Revolution era. I thought some pictures from my trip to this year's even would be of interest to historical gamers, if only to see the colors, etc in the uniforms.
Note - I've combined my all my pictures from past years into this article - so they'd be in one spot of ease of reference. Enjoy!
|Part of the encampment.||The parade getting ready.||The French...|
|A very nice rifle, set against an ornately painted chest||I've always like blunderbusses with brass barrels||Some of the cannon.|