Oct. 5-6: Feast of the Hunter’s Moon, Ft. Ouiatenon (link). There is still time, until Thursday evening, to buy advance sales tickets for the Feast. This local annual event is one of the largest of its kind and has several thousand volunteers and participants. For Feast junkies, once again the Tippecanoe County Historical Society will offer a reduced weekend rate for advance sales.
Oct. 5-6: Drop by the Farm between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to catch the Corn Harvest. Dris will be hitching the horses up for this event.
Oct. 5: 10 a.m. Wooly Bears: Winter’s Predictor. Meet at the Campground Shelter for this program. This fuzzy fall caterpillar has long been looked to as a predictor of the coming winter. Color, size and number of them tell old-timers whether we’ll have a cold or mild, long or short winter season….. or do they? Also included is a make and take craft.
2 p.m. Birding Bike Trail. Meet at the Prairie View Comfort Station with your bike for this program. Watch for fall migrants, check the bluebird boxes for occupants all while getting in a bike ride.
Oct. 6: 10 a.m. Migrate, Hibernate, or Tough It Out! Meet at the Campground Shelter for this program. Indiana animals are hardy creatures; learn how they survive over the winter.
1-3 p.m. Corn Husk Dolls. Drop by the Native American Village to make a corn husk doll or tour the village. This traditional harvest toy was popular with both First Peoples and Pioneers. Great opportunity.
The above programs are free with entrance to the park. Indiana cars: 6$, out-of-state cars: 8$ or use your state park pass.