Sunday, September 25, 2011

Feasting

Yesterday, my family and I attended the Feast of the Hunters' Moon, which is a historic reenactment of 18th century life at Fort Ouiatenon, the first French outpost in Indiana. In spite of some early rain, it was a perfect day for the Feast--partly cloudy and cool.

The Feast is a treat for the senses. The smell of the campfires hits you first, followed by the sounds of cannonfire, fife and drum corps, dulcimer and fiddle players, and blacksmiths pounding out tools on their anvils. There are tents as far as the eye can see, and the hardest part is deciding where to start.



I thought I'd just share the day with you in pictures:

The 42nd Royal Highlanders

Love the red and white checked socks!
  
Music to my ears


 Signs of fall

...and a little taste of fall

Hand-dyed ribbon--I had to buy some of this!

Colorful hand-dyed linen

Parasols

Bird whistles--add water and they sing!


 Ribboned hoops and sticks


 Jacob's Ladders


So many colorful things to see! As you might have guessed, I love anything with polka-dots on it, and there were plenty of them on display at the Feast.









It was a fun-filled day of eating, browsing in traders' tents, listening to music, and enjoying the beautiful fall weather. Can't wait until next year!





12 comments:

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

What a cool festival; I've never been to one like that. And I loved the colors you showed us. Thanks.

Shirley Hatfield said...

It looked like so much fun! We have yearly craft fair and festival called Swiss Days that I live for every year. Keep up the good work!

Hope said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun..just wish I had been there too! :) Loved the pics with all the eye candy!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful festival! Attending festivals is one of my MOST favorite things to do! I hope we go to one next weekend! Love those little birds...and all of the beautiful thread and fabric...well, and that pumpkin pie! Looks like the weather was perfect! ♥

BeWit'nWise said...

Ughh! You are one mean lady! Did you have to post such a YUMMMMMYYYYY looking picture of pie?! Life is not fair! I love pumkin pie! Can you ship me a piece? Pretty, pretty, please?! LOL!

Cassandra

Mary said...

What a fun day!! That piece of pumpkin pie looked so good...

magie said...

It looks like such a fun event! I have never tried pumpkin pie cider, sounds interesting. That is one yummy looking pumpkin pie! I love the pretty colours of the ribbons and linens. Those are just the cutest bird whistles :) Thanks for sharing the photo's, I felt like I took a mini trip there..

Sewn With Grace said...

What a fun day! Loved seeing all the photos. Looks like you brought home some goodies!

Jacinda @ Growing Home said...

There are few things more fun than a fall fair! I love your "country -style" blog...right up my alley! :-)

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a great day! Those little bird whistles brought back memories of when I was in 5th grade and our whole class played some in our class play. :)

You live in such a beautiful state. We are planning a visit to Muncie the last of October.

Sherry @A Happy Valentine

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

That festival looks like it would be fun to attend. The pumpkin pie caught my attention right away! Goodies at an event like that always seem better than at any other time. Glad you enjoyed the day.------Shannon

Sandy said...

Betsy Anne,
Hello! I just found you via my blog...I just love your site! And this post....I wish I could go to something like this some day....I have a friend that would have thought she had died and gone to heaven! Your blog is darn cute! I will be a follower for sure! Have a great rest of the week! Sandy @ 521 Lake Street