This past weekend was the annual Feast of the Hunter’s Moon, an event at the old French trading post, Fort Ouiatenon, just a few miles southwest of Purdue on the banks of the Wabash River. The Feast is a reenactment of the French and Indian fur trade that took place there annually in the 1700s. It is a really fun event, with music, food, jugglers, and lots of amazing handmade crafts. This year it was really cold, but we bundled up, and got some good hot apple cider and bean stew to keep us going. It’s a fun way to learn some of the history of the area, and to support some of the community groups that use it as a fundraising opportunity. It is a great kick off to fall, and definitely something that every Boilermaker should experience!
-Erin McConnell, Senior, Psychological Sciences